United States District Court for the District of Columbia
April 5, 2004.
IN RE: VITAMINS ANTITRUST LITIGATION, THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: BLUE SEAL FEEDS, INC., ET AL.,
BASF AG, ET AL.; CACTUS OPERATING, LTD., ET AL., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; COUNTRYMARK COOPERATIVE, INC., ET AL., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; DOMAIN, INC., v. BASF CORPORATION, ET AL.; FOSTER POULTRY FARMS, INC., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION, ETAL., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; MARSHALL DURBIN FARMS, INC., ET AL., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORP. v. BIOPRODUCTS ET. AL; SOUTHERN STATES COOPERATIVE, INC., v. BASF AG, ET AL.; TYSON FOODS, INC., ET AL., v. BASF AG, ET AL
The opinion of the court was delivered by: THOMAS HOGAN, Chief Judge, District
Pursuant to the stipulation signed February 18, 2004, it is hereby
ORDERED that all claims in the above-captioned cases of the
Plaintiffs listed in Exhibit A hereto are dismissed as against Defendant
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Bioproducts
Incorporated and Thomas Sigler with prejudice and without costs to either
party. This Order is without prejudice to the Plaintiffs' claims against
any other defendants in the above-captioned cases.
SO ORDERED. Exhibit A
Agri Beef Co.
Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc.
Alan Ritchey, Inc. d/b/a Martindale Feed Mill
Allen's Hatchery, Inc.
Amistad Feeders, Inc. d/b/a Southwest Feed Yards
Animal Nutrition Systems
Arkat Feed, Inc.
B.C. Rogers Poultry, Inc.
Benedict Feeding Co.
Big Gain, Inc.
Blair Milling & Elevator Co., Inc.
Blue Seal Feeds, Inc.
Branch Properties, Inc. d/b/a Seminole Feed and Seminole Stores
Braswell Milling Company d/b/a Braswell Foods
Cactus Operating, Ltd. (including Cactus Feeders, Inc.)
Cagle's Farms, Inc. (including Cagle's Inc.)
Cagle Foods JV, LLC d/b/a Cagle's Keystone Foods
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Campbell Soup Co.
Case Foods, Inc.
Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives
Central Farm Supply, Inc.
Central Industries, Inc.
Choctaw Maid Farms, Inc.
Chorney Chemical Company
Circle S Ranch
Cocanougher Feed Co., Inc.
Coharie Farms (including Coharie Mill & Supply Co., Inc.)
ContiGroup Companies, Inc. f/k/a Continental Grain Company
Countrymark Cooperative, Inc.
Dawe's, LLC (including Dawes, Inc.)
DeKalb Feeds, Inc.
Del Mesa Farms, Inc.
Diamond Cross, LLC, as successor-in-interest to Diamond Cross, Inc.
Eagle Milling Company, Inc.
Eastern Minerals, Inc. ('including SEM Minerals, LP)
Evergreen Mills, Inc. (merged with and into Kent Feeds, Inc.)
Farmers Feed & Supply Co. Farmland Industries, Inc.
Fishbelt Feed, Inc.
Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.
Friona Industries, LP
Garland Farm Supply (including Garland Farm Supply, Inc.)
General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (including but not limited to General
Nutrition Products, Inc. but not including Rexall Sundown and its
subsidiaries, Koninklijke (Royal) Numico NV and its non-U.S.
George's Farms Inc.
George's of Missouri, Inc.
Gessel Feed Mill, Inc., including Gessel Feed, Inc.
Global Health Science, Inc. d/b/a D&F Industries, Inc. and Omnipac
Gold'n Plump Poultry, Inc.
Golden Rod Feed Mill, Inc.
Golden State Feeds, Inc., LLC, as successor-in-interest to Golden State
Harrison Poultry, Inc.
Hitch Pork Producers, Inc.
Hitch Mills, Inc.
Hormel Foods Corporation
Indi-Bel, Inc. d/b/a Delta Western
Integrated Grain & Milling
International Nutrition.,. Inc.
IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. f/k/a Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
J.C. Howard Farms, LLC
Jerome Foods, Inc. d/b/a The Turkey Store
Kalmbach Feeds, Inc.
Keith Smith Company
Kemin Industries, Inc.
Kent Feeds, Inc.
Kerber Milling Co.
Kraft: Foods North America, Inc. f/k/a Kraft Foods, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc. (but not including Agro Distribution LLC, and not
Blend LLC to the extent any claims held by it pre-date June 30, 2000)
Land O'Lakes, Inc./Harvest States Feeds, LLC (but not including Agro
Distribution LLC, and not including Nutra-Blend LLC to the extent any
claims held by it pre-date June 30, 2000)
L.L. Murphrey Co. M and M Poultry Farms Four, Inc. f/k/a. L&K Enterprises (including
K&L Feed Mills Corp.)
Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
Marshall Durbin Farms, Inc. (including Marshall Durbin Companies)
Marshall Minerals, Inc. (including SEM Minerals, LP)
McClain Enterprises, Inc.
Midwest PMS, Inc.
Milbank Mills., Inc.
Milk Specialties Co.
Mission Pharmacal Company
Moark Egg Corporation as successor in interest to Moark Productions,
Moroni Feed Company
Mountaire Farms, Inc. (including Mountaire Corporation)
Mountaire Farms, LLC
Naturalife Eco Vite Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a Paragon Laboratories
N.G. Purvis Farms
Norman W. Fries, Inc. d/b/a Claxton Poultry Farms
North American Nutrition Companies., Inc., as successor-in-interest to
Vigortone Ag Products, Inc. (including Vigortone Ag Products, Inc., but
not including any subsidiaries or affiliates of Provimi S.A. other than
Vigortone Ag Products, Inc. or Vigortone Ag Products'
OK Farms, Inc.
OK Industries, Inc. d/b/a OK Feed Mills
Orangeburg Foods, Inc.
Peco Farms, Inc. (including Peco Foods)
Pennfield Oil Co. d/b/a Pennfield Animal Health
Performance Plus Liquids., Inc.
Peterson Farms., Inc.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation of Virginia, Inc., the successor in
interest to Wampler Foods, Inc.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
Premium Standard Farms, Inc.
Prince Agriproducts, Inc. d/b/a Prince Agri Products, Inc.
Producers Feed Company
Purina Mills, LLC
Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition, Inc.
R.P. Scherer Corporation S-I, LLC, as successor-in-interest to Rocco Farms, Inc. (including
Rocco Enterprises, Inc. and Rocco Farms, Inc.)
Sanderson Farms, Inc.,
Schell & Kampeter, Inc. d/b/a Diamond Pet Foods
Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Simmons Foods, Inc.
SmithKline Beecham Corporation
Southeastern Minerals, Inc. (including SEM Minerals, LP)
Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
Sparboe Agricultural Corporation
Standard Nutrition Co. f/k/a Standard Manufacturing Co.
Star Milling Co.
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Sylvest Farms, Inc.
T.C. Products Co, Inc.
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
The Quaker Oats Company
Thomas Products, LLC, as successor-in-interest to Thomas Products, Inc.
Titan Supply Company (including Titan Supply Inc.)
Tyson Chicken, Inc. f/k/a Hudson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
United Feeds, Inc.
Universal Cooperatives, Inc.
Viking Feed Service, Inc.
Vita Plus Corporation
VitaQuest International, Inc. f/k/a Garden State Nutritionals, Inc.
(including Vitaquest, Inc.)
Vita Tech International, Inc.
Welch Foods, Inc., A Cooperative
Wenger's Feed Mill, Inc,
Westway Holding Corporation (including E.D. & F. Man, Inc.) &
Westway Trading Corp.
Willmar Poultry Farms, Inc.
Willmar Poultry Company, Inc.
Zacky Farms, LLC, a California limited liability company, as
successor-in-interest to Zacky Farms, a California corporation
Zephyr Egg Co.
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