Monthly Archives: September 2012

Genetically Modified Seeds, Packers and Stockyards Act, and More

Check out the new Fall 2012 newsletter by the Agriculture and Food Committee:

http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/antitrust_law/at800006_newsletter_2012fall.authcheckdam.pdf

The newsletter features two interesting articles:

“Rebooting the Bean – Genetically Modified Seeds and the Antitrust-Patent Interface”

“The USDA’s New Effort to Roll Back the Tide of Federal law Requiring Anticompetitive Effects Under § 202 of the Packers and Stockyards Act”

 The newsletter also features the following updates:

“Advertising and Labeling of Foods from Genetically Modified Organisms: The Next Wave of Consumer Class Actions?”

 “McHugh v. Australian Jockey Club; Abraham & Veneklasen J.V. v. American Quarter Horse Association”  [challenges to registry rules for horse breeding]

 In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Tenn., 08-MD-1000) [challenges to raw milk sales and purchasing practices]

 

REMINDER: 9/25/2012 Panel Program on Applying Capper-Volstead to Supply Management and Vertically Integrated Producers

On September 25, 2012, starting at 12:30 pm EDT, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Agriculture and Food Committee, State Enforcement Committee and Exemptions and Immunities Committee will present a panel discussion on Applying Capper-Volstead to Supply Management and Vertically Integrated Producers.

Layne M. Lindebak of the Iowa Department of Justice will moderate as panelists Diana L. Moss of the American Antitrust Institute; Jay L. Himes of Labaton Sucharow; Kenneth R. O’Rourke of O’Melveny & Meyers; and Randon W. Wilson of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough discuss differing perspectives on applying the 90-year old Capper-Volstead Act to modern agricultural cooperatives.  The program is free to Committee members, but advance registration is required to participate.  Follow this link to register: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/20120925_at12925.authcheckdam.pdf