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South Africa: Court overturns class action denial for bread distributors

 |  June 27, 2013

A group of bread distributors received welcome news as a Constitutional Court in favor of the companies looking to initiate a class action against various bread makers. The judgment overturned two previous rulings by the Western Cape High Court as well as the Supreme Court of Appeal that denied the distributors the ability to bring a class suit against Pioneer Foods, Tiger Brands and Premier Foods that were found guilty by the South African Competition commission for competition violations including price-fixing in 2010. Now, the distributors have another chance to sue the violators. The Constitutional Court referred the case to the Western Cape High Court to hear the argument again. The distributors first sought a class action case last year.

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