Adding further tension to its trade relationship with the United States, Canada has taken its corn subsidy concerns to the World Trade Organization, convinced that the U.S. is violating international trade standards through its handouts to American corn growers.
Italy’s highest court has upheld the controversial law that allowed Parmalat to sue underwriters and auditors for failing to prevent the multibillion-dollar fraud that eventually sent the company into bankruptcy.
Two labor unions sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday, arguing that for eight years it has consistently failed to enact a rule requiring employers to pay for protective gear such as face shields and harnesses.
Eighteen former employees of Swift & Co. have filed a $23 million lawsuit alleging that the meat packing company conspired to “manipulate and depress the labor market and wages by hiring illegal immigrants,” lawyers for the employees said.
A European court has slashed fines imposed three years ago by the country’s competition watchdog on French beef industry associations for their alleged participation in a price-fixing cartel.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a predatory-bidding case that hinges on whether forest products company Weyerhaeuser Co. drove a smaller competitor out of business by paying too much for logs that Weyerhaeuser didn’t need.
Australia’s wheat exporting monopoly abused its “great privilege” when it gave kickbacks to get an Iraqi aid deal with the United Nations, according to a long-awaited report.
Under pressure from federal prosecutors, Brazil’s competition authority has rejected a proposed $46.2 million settlement from orange juice producers in a case over an alleged price-fixing cartel.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office in São Paulo has rejected a decision by Brazil’s Justice Ministry to settle an antitrust investigation into the orange juice industry for $46.72 million, according to the Sao Paulo orange growers association, Associtrus.
As EG Liquidating Co. Ltd. takes steps toward winding down, the city of Waco has raised objections to the gardening company’s first amended joint plan of liquidation.
Thousands of field workers will share a more than $3.5 million settlement to compensate them for time they spent being bused to work by their California produce grower employer.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of 30 state governments that have been wrangling with three small cigarette companies over the antitrust implications of accounts established to cover damages from future tobacco-related lawsuits.
Dairy Farmers of America, the world’s largest dairy farm cooperative, has agreed to sell off its stake in a smaller rival to resolve an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department, the DOJ said Monday.
With its patented Roundup Ready seeds at the center of the debate, Monsanto Co. has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit that accuses the agricultural giant of abusing its monopoly on herbicides.
Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by federal regulators that charged the company with discriminating against women and minorities, although the company continues to deny its practices were discriminatory.
A bid by pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. to buy out its top rival has stirred the ire of Midwest senators and a coalition of farmers who say the proposed $810 million deal would adversely impact independent farmers and consumers.
In one of the biggest corruption cases to come to light in Greece in recent years, a top official of Greece’s competition watchdog has been sent to jail on charges that he demanded a €2.5 million bribe from Mevgal, a major Greek dairy company.
Only days after Greece’s Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis vowed "zero tolerance" of corruption, a Greek prosecutor on Tuesday slapped a top official of the country’s competition watchdog with blackmail and extortion charges.
After months of escaping the law, a former employee of agrochemical giant Dow Chemical Co. has been arrested in Seattle on charges that he stole company trade secrets in order to market them to Chinese businesses.
Five of Brazil’s top orange juice exporters have agreed to pay $46.7 million to end a government investigation into whether the companies acted as a cartel.