Tyson Can't Move Chicken Price-Fix Suit From Florida

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. cannot transfer from Florida to Illinois a chicken restaurant franchisor’s antitrust suit alleging that the poultry giant fixed the price of broiler chickens, with a Florida federal judge ruling on Wednesday that only the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has the power to consolidate similar cases filed in different districts.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres said that he could not transfer the case to the Northern District of Illinois even though the district is home to several consolidated actions against Tyson that...
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