Bid-rigging scheme for school milk contracts
Settlement in federal/state school milk bid-rigging investigation.
Louisiana v. Borden, Inc. No. 95-CA-2655, 684 So.2d 1024 (1996); on remand, 1995 WL 59548 (E.D. La.)
This case was based on a bid-rigging guilty plea by defendant obtained by the U.S. DOJ criminal division in the western district of Louisiana.
Plaintiff States sought to enjoin Suiza Food Corporation (Suiza) and Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (Stop & Shop) from consummating their merger, arguing that the merger would significantly impair competition in New England for the processing and sale of fluid milk.
West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. Meadow Gold Dairies and Valley Rich Dairy, No. 93-0915-R (W.D. Va. 1995)
Meadow Gold and Valley Rich were accused of bid-rigging, market allocation and price fixing fluid milk sold to public schools in Southeastern West Virginia and Virginia. Valley Rich settled the case and Meadow Gold was dismissed. The case against Meadow Gold was refiled in West Virginia State Court. This action followed a guilty plea by Borden, Inc. to federal antitrust charges on rigging bids for school milk programs.
West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. Meadow Gold Dairies, Inc., No. 95-C-65 (Cir. Ct. Greenbrier Cty. 1995)
Meadow Gold Dairies conspired with other fluid milk distributors to rig bids and divide the market for supplying milk to public school districts in Southeastern West Virginia
Texas v. Mid-American Dairymen, Inc., Southern Foods Group, LP and Milk Products, L.L.C. , No. 9710120, 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County
Review Borden Holdings stock acquisition by Mid-American Dairymen?s stock acquisition of Borden Holdings Company and subsequent divestiture to Milk Products.
State of Texas filed suit alleging Defendants conspired to rig bids for milk to school districts in Texas.
Bid-rigging on school milk contracts. See also Tennessee v. Dean Food Products, Inc.