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Third Time’s the Charm in Chicken Price-Fix Trial, DOJ Says (1)

April 14, 2022, 9:16 PM

The U.S.’s top antitrust enforcer, who flew from Washington to Denver at the behest of a skeptical judge, struggled to convince the court that the Justice Department will be successful in its third trial over charges of collusion in the chicken industry.

“We know that the evidence couldn’t persuade 12 people,” U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer said at a contentious hearing Thursday, referring to previous mistrials in the case. “We’ve seen it happen twice.”

Chicken Price-Fixing Charges Dropped for 5 in Troubled Case

Jonathan Kanter, head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, insisted that the government’s case this ...