Milk Retail Sellers Fail To Identify Relevant Market; Conspiracy Claims Dismissed

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The federal judge in Tennessee overseeing the multidistrict litigation involving alleged anti-competitive actions of defendant milk marketers and sellers on March 27 dismissed a putative class action brought by direct purchasers, finding that the purchasers failed to allege antitrust injury and a relevant geographic market (In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 2:08-MD-1000, E.D. Tenn. [Food Lion, LLC, et al. v. Dean Foods Company, et al., No. 2:07-CV-188, E.D. Tenn.]).
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