Haggen Hits Albertsons With $1B Antitrust Suit Amid Closures

Law360, Los Angeles (September 1, 2015, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Haggen Holding LLC launched a $1 billion antritrust suit against Albertsons LLC on Tuesday in Delaware federal court, claiming the defendant sabotaged the West Coast regional grocer's efforts to become a viable competitor, forcing Haggen to close at least 26 stores it bought from Albertsons.

The plaintiff, which bought 146 supermarkets from Albertsons last year, says it may have to close additional stores amid a campaign to stifle competition in areas where Albertsons dominates.

In addition to attempted monopolization and breach of contract, the suit accuses...
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