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Broiler Collusion Case to Proceed


Chief Judge Phillip A. Brimmer of the U.S. District Court of Colorado has denied a motion to dismiss indictments against ten managers accused of collusion to fix prices, a contravention of the Sherman Antitrust Act.


In his opinion, Judge Brimmer explained "the indictment does not allege that because defendants shared pricing information they participated in a conspiracy.  Rather, it states that the defendants  agreed to rig prices and to that end shared pricing information. 


A preliminary trial hearing will take place within a week and the trial is scheduled to begin on October 25th.  Those indicted were at the time of the alleged offences, affiliated with Pilgrim's Pride Corp, Claxton Poultry and Tyson Foods.

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