Purchasers' Conspiracy Allegations Against Potato Growers, Marketer Continue

Purchasers' Conspiracy Allegations Against Potato Growers, Marketer Continue

POCATELLO, Idaho - Direct and indirect potato purchasers plausibly alleged that two growers that created a joint venture, the joint venture and a marketer joined in a conspiracy to reduce the supply of potatoes in order to raise prices in violation of the Sherman Act, a federal judge in Idaho ruled July 27, in denying the growers' and marketer's motions to dismiss (In re:  Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation [All Actions], No. 4:10-md-2186, D. Idaho).

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