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    The Capper Volstead Act - Recent Lessons from the Trenches

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    The Capper Volstead Act provides a limited antitrust immunity to farmers acting together in associations to market their agricultural products. Recent summary judgment decisions in the eggs antitrust litigation in Pennsylvania could have potential implications for the future of the Capper Volstead defense in antitrust cases involving agricultural cooperatives. This panel will explore the legal issues surrounding the definition of a "farmer" protected under the Act, the effects of vertically integrated farming operations on cooperative membership, whether a grower can rely on the "good faith" belief that an association is Capper Volstead compliant, and whether supply control is permitted under the Act.

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    The Capper Volstead Act - Recent Lessons from the Trenches

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Dec 09, 2016

    2016-12-09T13:00:00-05:00 2016-12-09T14:00:00-05:00 The Capper Volstead Act - Recent Lessons from the Trenches

    The Capper Volstead Act provides a limited antitrust immunity to farmers acting together in associations to market their agricultural products. Recent summary judgment decisions in the eggs antitrust litigation in Pennsylvania could have potential implications for the future of the Capper Volstead defense in antitrust cases involving agricultural cooperatives. This panel will explore the legal issues surrounding the definition of a "farmer" protected under the Act, the effects of vertically integrated farming operations on cooperative membership, whether a grower can rely on the "good faith" belief that an association is Capper Volstead compliant, and whether supply control is permitted under the Act.

    FREE:  Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students
    $25 Other Non-Members
    Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25.   For this and all upcoming events visit http://ambar.org/atevents.
     
    CLE
    The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program.

    Audio Archive
    Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

     

    Speakers

    Bryan Ricchetti

    Cornerstone Research

    James Pizzirusso

    Hausfeld LLP

    Sponsors

    Agriculture and Food

    Section of Antitrust Law

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