Dairy Class-Action Lawsuit Gets Bigger
Arin Greenwood at Huffington Post has the story on the lawsuit filed by consumers against the National Milk Producer's Federation:
A class-action lawsuit filed against dairy industry groups for macabre practices that may violate federal antitrust laws is getting bigger.
In early September, a class-action lawsuit was filed by dairy consumers, charging that the Arlington, Va.-based National Milk Producers Federation and its affiliated trade group, Cooperatives Working Together, engaged in illegal price fixing by paying dairy farmers to "retire" their cows in order to raise milk prices. The suit, filed in late September in California federal court, alleges that at least 500,000 cows were killed between 2003 and 2010 as part of this $9.5 billion program that reduced the nation's milk supply by 10 billion pounds.