Texas Dairy Company Settles Vermont Antitrust Lawsuit

MONTPELIER, Vt. - (AP) A national dairy processor says it is going to pay $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by dairy farmers from Vermont and other northeastern states that accused the firm of violating federal antitrust laws. The news of the settlement between Dean Foods and the farmers...

Rival California Papers Settle Lawsuit Over Ad Pricing

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Two San Francisco newspapers engaged in a lengthy legal battle over predatory pricing have settled their dispute outside of court. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly announced a settlement Monday but did not disclose its terms. The Guardian filed...

Some Dairy Farmers Not Keen On Class Action Settlement

FAIRFIELD, Vt. - (AP) Some dairy farmers aren't sweet on part of a proposed $30 million settlement with a giant dairy processor that they say could hurt their income. The proposal would settle a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed in 2009 by five Northeastern dairy farms, who accused Dallas-based...

$7.25 Billion Antitrust Credit-Card-Fee Settlement Receives Approval

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on Nov. 9 granted preliminary approval to the $7.25 billion class action settlement between merchants and Visa, MasterCard and a large number of banks that the proposed class alleges fixed the prices of interchange fees paid by merchants when customers...

Pfizer To Pay $325M To Settle Neurontin 3rd-Party Payer, Antitrust Class Action

BOSTON — (Mealey’s) Pfizer Inc. has agreed to a $325 million class settlement of claims by third-party payers that allege that the off-label promotion of the epilepsy drug Neurontin violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and that the drug maker’s efforts to...