A US federal district court denies dismissal of antitrust conspiracy claim in tomato products industry (The Morning Star Company / SK Foods)

Claim of Antitrust Conspiracy Among Tomato Processors Avoids Dismissal* The federal district court in Sacramento, California, has refused to dismiss an antitrust claim alleging that SK Foods L.P.—a now-defunct food products distributor—conspired with others to eliminate competition in the market for processed tomato products. The private action brought by competitors of SK Foods parallels a closely-watched federal probe of anticompetitive conduct in the industry. In December 2008, the Department of Justice announced that a New Jersey sales broker who worked on behalf of SK Foods to sell processed tomato products to large corporate customers,

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Jeffrey May, A US federal district court denies dismissal of antitrust conspiracy claim in tomato products industry (The Morning Star Company / SK Foods), 16 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 36050

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