Comments for: Judge approves Dean Foods’ settlement with Northeast dairy farmers

Posted Aug. 05, 2011, at 3:23 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont judge has granted final approval to a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay more than 9,000 Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations. The settlement stems from a class-action lawsuit that accused Dallas-based Dean Foods, the …

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