In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
Summary of Pending Case:
In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.). The firm represents direct purchasers of shell eggs and egg products in a multidistrict class action alleging that the major producers of fresh eggs and processed egg products illegally conspired and agreed to fix and artificially inflate the price of fresh eggs and processed egg products. In June 2010, a $25 million partial settlement with Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Moark, LLC and Norco Ranch was announced. In addition to the monetary settlement, the settling defendants have agreed to provide information and documents concerning meetings and discussions with the remaining defendants regarding price-fixing efforts. The remaining defendants in the action include Cal-Maine Foods Inc., Michael Foods, Inc., Rose Acre Farms, Inc., Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, Hillandale Farms Inc. (comprised of Hillandale Farms of Pa., Inc., Hillandale-Gettysburg, L.P., Hillandale Farms East, Inc., and Hillandale Farms, Inc.), Daybreak Foods, Inc., as well as trade groups United Egg Producers, United States Egg Marketers, and United Egg Association.