Judge Denies Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment in In Re: Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
October 28, 2016
Eastern Pennsylvania District Court Judge Gene Pratter recently denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a case alleging that the nation’s major egg producers conspired to artificially increase the price of shell eggs. In her September 28th memo in In Re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, Judge Pratter argued that plaintiffs—a large group of direct and indirect egg purchasers—“have collected sufficient direct or unambiguous circumstantial evidence of an agreement to restrain trade to allow a jury to make those determinations.” OnPoint’s Dr. Gordon Rausser is the economic expert for the direct egg purchasers.
To read the memorandum, click here.