Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

ADM Unit, Other Peanut Shellers Face Class Bid in Antitrust Suit

Sept. 8, 2020, 10:49 PM

An Archer Daniels Midland Co. subsidiary and other top U.S. peanut shellers face a class status bid by farmers who allege they colluded to drive down the prices of unprocessed, or “runner,” peanuts, according to new filings in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The proposed class, if approved, would comprise all in the U.S. who, from 2013 through 2019, sold raw, harvested runner peanuts to defendants Birdsong Corp., Archer Daniels’ Golden Peanut Co. LLC, and Olam Peanut Shelling Co. LLC, or any of their subsidiaries or joint-ventures.

D&M Farms, Mark Hasty, Dustin Land, Lonnie Gilbert, Daniel Howell, and Rocky Creek ...