The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania finds that a company was not part of a conspiracy to manipulate the supply of eggs and raise prices (In re Processed Egg Prods)

The case began 10 years ago when a class of companies that purchase eggs sued the country’s leading egg producers, seeking more than $1 billion in damages. The plaintiffs claimed that the egg producers conspired to manipulate the supply and raise prices for eggs. Specifically, the buyers asserted that through their membership in industry group United Egg Producers and their participation in an allegedly sham animal welfare program that required additional cage space per hen, money losing exports through the U.S. Egg Marketing Cooperative, and other flock management practices, the defendants participated in a conspiracy to reduce the domestic egg supply. The plaintiffs alleged that the aim of the supply

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Steven E. Bizar, Julia Chapman, The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania finds that a company was not part of a conspiracy to manipulate the supply of eggs and raise prices (In re Processed Egg Prods), 14 June 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2018, Art. N° 87923

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