Bloomberg Law
July 20, 2020, 9:35 PM

Egg Price-Fixing Plaintiffs Lose Bid for Redo of Cartel Claims

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

Class action plaintiffs who alleged an industrywide scheme to fix egg prices through “animal welfare” measures failed to convince the full Third Circuit to revive their case Monday after a three-judge panel ruled against them last month.

The one-page order declining to rehear the case didn’t offer any reasoning, but it implicitly rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that the ruling represented “a revolutionary change in antitrust law.” No judge voted in favor of a redo, the order said.

Barring reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision effectively concludes the antitrust lawsuit accusing top egg producers of adopting the animal ...