Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., et al.
Shapiro Haber & Urmy has assisted in the representation of a certified class of dairy farmers in the Northeastern United States who allege that the Defendants unlawfully monopolized and fixed the prices that they paid dairy farmers for their milk, and unlawfully allocated markets. The Defendants included Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Dairy Marketing Services, LLC, and Dean Foods Company. The Court approved a settlement between Plaintiffs and Defendant Dean Foods Company that provided for $30 million in settlement funds. The case is Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 09-cv-230 (D. Vt.).
In re Marine Products Antitrust Litigation
Shapiro Haber & Urmy was appointed Vice Chair of the Executive Committee representing the class of direct purchasers in In re Marine Products Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 10-cv-2319 (C.D. Cal.) (continuing as Ace Marine Rigging & Supply, Inc. v. Virginia Harbor Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 11-cv-00436 (C.D. Cal) and Board of Commissions of the Port of New Orleans v. Virginia Harbor Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 11-cv-004367 (C.D. Cal)). The firm represented a class of direct purchasers of several products used in the marine industry to protect vessels, docks, and piers. The class action alleged that manufacturers of these marine products collaborated to rig bids and divide the market in order to avoid competition and maximize profits.