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Lawsuit alleges Hormel, other companies, illegally inflated pork prices

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Minnesota Thursday alleges the nation’s largest pork companies broke antitrust laws by colluding to artificially inflate consumer pork prices.

The lawsuit, submitted in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, is brought against Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp. and eight other companies, including Tyson Foods, JBS USA and Smithfield Foods.


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