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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Changing Creameries: A Look Inside France’s Yogurt Cartel

July 16, 2015

This year, France was treated to a quintessentially French scandal: a yogurt cartel.  On March 12, 2015, the Autorité de la Concurrence, France’s antitrust authority, announced that it was fining eleven companies more than €192 million ($214 million).  Together, these eleven companies represented close to 90% of French yogurt production. From 2006 to 2012, representatives […]

Maritime Removals Under § 1441(b)

July 2, 2015

The Eastern District of Missouri has added itself to the wave of federal district courts finding that a 2011 amendment to the removal statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1441(b), does not permit removal of general maritime cases to federal court. Ordinarily, claims brought under general maritime (or admiralty) law can’t be removed to federal court when the […]