Legal Scramble over Egg Prices

A class action against 13 major egg producers contends that a supply-restriction scheme triggered a nearly 50% price jump in the past two years

Earlier this year, Steve Ribbing, who runs a family-style restaurant south of Buffalo, got fed up with the growing dent in his company's bottom line. The culprit? Egg prices, which have jumped nearly 50% over the past two years. Ribbing griped to his attorney, an act that ultimately led to a lawsuit against more than a dozen egg producers and the industry's trade group.

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