Dean Foods Says Merger Conspiracy Claim Is A No-Go

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Dairy company Dean Foods Co. asked a Tennessee federal court Wednesday to stop a large milk retailer from pushing ahead with its claim that Dean Foods and Suiza Food Corp. conspired to violate antitrust laws when they merged in 2001.

Food Lion LLC had been refused class status last year and now has a single claim remaining in its case against Dean Foods, namely a claim of conspiracy to violate the antitrust laws. Dean Foods is now urging U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer to stop...
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