Comments for: Vt. judge gives 1st OK to settlement with farmers

Posted May 05, 2011, at 6:13 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont judge granted preliminary approval to a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations. The Dallas-based company and the plaintiffs removed part of the proposed deal that would have required Dean …

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