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Company: Dean Foods Company
Current Parent CompanyDairy Farmers of America (DFA)
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Penalty: $140,000,000
Year: 2012
Date: June 15, 2012
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Mega-ScandalPrice Fixing
Violation Description: Dean Foods agreed to pay $140 million to settle its role in litigation involving anti-competitive practices in the milk processing industry in the Southeast.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Eastern District of Tennessee
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:08md1000
Case Name: In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Missouri
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: cooperative
Major Industry of Current Parent: food products
Specific Industry of Current Parent: food products
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