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ACCC alleges egg cartel; Federal Court dismisses claims

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On 28 May 2014 the ACCC instituted proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) (and its managing director and two directors) and two egg producing companies attempted to induce egg producers who were members of AECL 'to enter into an arrangement to cull hens or otherwise dispose of eggs, for the purpose of reducing the amount of eggs available for supply to consumers and businesses in Australia'.

On 10 February 2016 Justice White dismissed the claims brought by the ACCC, concluding the parties did not attempt to induce a cartel

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