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Major milk buyer Dean Foods to pay $30 million to Northeast dairy farmers in proposed suit settle...

There are 29 comments on the MassLive.com story from Dec 27, 2010, titled Major milk buyer Dean Foods to pay $30 million to Northeast dairy farmers in proposed suit settle.... In it, MassLive.com reports that:

A federal judge in Vermont is reviewing a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which a major national milk processor would pay $30 million to Northeastern dairy farmers and change its milk buying practices in the region, at least temporarily.

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Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#1 Dec 27, 2010
"Antitrust lawsuit", it's music to my ears. Bring 'em! Those of us who love capitalism WANT competition.
2036 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Dec 27, 2010
mos cow do you good with nu clear milkew? ;-000
2036 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Dec 27, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
"Antitrust lawsuit", it's music to my ears. Bring 'em! Those of us who love capitalism WANT competition.
does yo vote mis cow? or mos cow is no good? ;-00h, how is yo cow culus math? ;)
2036 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Dec 27, 2010
jimmy farter wrote:
what a waste of time & milk!
no dry milko in space station ;-00
1776 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 27, 2010
New Year is coming ;-0000

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#10 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
"Antitrust lawsuit", it's music to my ears. Bring 'em! Those of us who love capitalism WANT competition.
These middle-men have been raping farmers in the NE for years.
They set an artificially low price, and have the size to lock ut competition.

Without regulation, capitalism becomes monopoly. At one point, capitalism and free enterprise come to loggerheads.

I wonder how it is done in other regions?

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#11 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
"Antitrust lawsuit", it's music to my ears. Bring 'em! Those of us who love capitalism WANT competition.
Then why do you support the Republican antitrust waivers that permit insurance companies to continue operating as a cartel?

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Casselberry, FL

#12 Dec 28, 2010
Dean Foods said it would get between 10 percent and 20 percent of the raw milk it buys at three terminals in the Northeast from sources other than the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative and its Dairy Marketing Services affiliate for 30 months.

The proposal calls for Dean Foods to place $30 million into a fund to settle antitrust claims brought by farmers and to broaden the sources for the milk it buys for plants in Lynn and Franklin, Mass., and in East Greenbush, N.Y., for at least 30 months.

Brown said the hope is that after the 30 months, Dean will not revert to its former practices because it will see the benefits of competition and realize the threat of more antitrust litigation.

The suit was brought as a class action, meaning between 5,000 and 10,000 farm families will have a chance for a share of the settlement fund remaining after the court approves the proposal and determines lawyers' fees and expenses, Brown said.

Monica Massey, vice president of communications for DFA, said the cooperative believes it has done no wrong and will continue to defend itself in the lawsuit.

"Further, the activities of DFA and other milk marketing cooperatives in the Northeast improved pay prices and the overall business climate for cooperative members and independent producers alike," she said in a statement.




$30 Million minus 33% Lawyers fees =$20 Million divided by 10,000 farmers. That's $2000 a Farmer.

You can thank the Lawyers for raising your milk prices.$2000 doesn't buy squat or save a dairy farm.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#13 Dec 28, 2010
jimmy farter wrote:
odumba & his corrupt democraps micro-managing again! what a bunch of liberal-socialist dimwits!
Don't worry, nobody is going to take away Gibsonton's monopoly on circus freaks.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#14 Dec 28, 2010
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
These middle-men have been raping farmers in the NE for years.
They set an artificially low price, and have the size to lock ut competition.
Without regulation, capitalism becomes monopoly. At one point, capitalism and free enterprise come to loggerheads.
I wonder how it is done in other regions?
It's not true capitalism when large corporations are getting so much corporate welfare and company specific regulations that keep the little businesses at a competitive disadvantage. It's always the same old BS, "But we provide more jobs, boo hoo." The large corporations are promoting the use of steroids, antibiotics, irradiation, GM feed, etc. They don't produce "MILK", but a milk-like commodity and they aren't capitalists.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#15 Dec 28, 2010
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Then why do you support the Republican antitrust waivers that permit insurance companies to continue operating as a cartel?
I do? That's news to me.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#17 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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I do? That's news to me.
If ou support Republicans then you support the insurance cartel.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#18 Dec 28, 2010
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>If ou support Republicans then you support the insurance cartel.
I usually don't support Republicans and I never support cartels, insurance, oil, or otherwise. You must have me confused with someone else. I do support regulated capitalism and social medicine. I don't support corporate welfare. I support small business. Being the only industrialized country without social medicine (as even an OPTION) puts us at a competitive disadvantage economically. Moreover we pay DOUBLE for our health insurance-based "healthcare". I'm not a big proponent of ROMNEYCARE, but it's better than what we had and has many great mandates.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#19 Dec 28, 2010
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>If ou support Republicans then you support the insurance cartel.
You must be confusing me with someone pretending to be me. There is at least one poster that does that. Usually posts from Detroit or spells my avatar differently, shows as registered. When the frightwingers see you as a threat, they play dirty.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#20 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I usually don't support Republicans and I never support cartels, insurance, oil, or otherwise. You must have me confused with someone else. I do support regulated capitalism and social medicine. I don't support corporate welfare. I support small business. Being the only industrialized country without social medicine (as even an OPTION) puts us at a competitive disadvantage economically. Moreover we pay DOUBLE for our health insurance-based "healthcare". I'm not a big proponent of ROMNEYCARE, but it's better than what we had and has many great mandates.
Why would you support medicine for the masses? but you go on a rant about what they do to milk, which is true btw, but the so called medicine in this country is far worse. If 80% of the people here are on at least one long term medicine, how is that even possible. Big Pharma is destroying this country from the inside out. It should be a crime against humanity.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#21 Dec 28, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you support medicine for the masses? but you go on a rant about what they do to milk, which is true btw, but the so called medicine in this country is far worse. If 80% of the people here are on at least one long term medicine, how is that even possible. Big Pharma is destroying this country from the inside out. It should be a crime against humanity.
Why would I support medicine for the masses??? I'm a Christian AND it it makes sense economically.

Why wouldn't I?

Are you satanic or something?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#22 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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Why would I support medicine for the masses??? I'm a Christian AND it it makes sense economically.
Why wouldn't I?
Are you satanic or something?
Being a Christian is no excuse for being ignorant. Certainly you know about eugenics and why pharma has been let run rampant in this country. Is that part of the Christian doctrine also. HOw does having so many people on medicine they do not need or makes them sicker make sense econonomically. You tell me.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#23 Dec 28, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Being a Christian is no excuse for being ignorant. Certainly you know about eugenics and why pharma has been let run rampant in this country. Is that part of the Christian doctrine also. HOw does having so many people on medicine they do not need or makes them sicker make sense econonomically. You tell me.
I have nothing against eugenics. As you recall, Christ was killed and He willingly died for the benefit of mankind. When it's time to go, it's time to go and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the last two years of life is ridiculous.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-de...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/facin...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#24 Dec 28, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I have nothing against eugenics. As you recall, Christ was killed and He willingly died for the benefit of mankind. When it's time to go, it's time to go and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the last two years of life is ridiculous.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-de...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/facin...
You are missing the point-if only it were the last two years of life, that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about the rest of these idiots lives. End of life should not be a question, the rest of it should be...
http://andersonissues.com/2010/12/11/america-...
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#25 Dec 28, 2010
I misspoke. I meant euthanasia.

BTW It's the pharmaceutical companies that need reigning in. They should not be allowed to advertise. That nonsense only started in the last 20 years.

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