CHICAGO -- A judge's decision to grant class-action status to a milk price-fixing lawsuit filed in Cook County court will potentially allow millions of customers of Dominick's Finer Foods and Jewel Food Stores to participate in any settlement of the case. The suit alleges that the region's two principal retailers overcharged customers for fluid milk between 1996 and 2000. The litigation, originally filed in August 2000, is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 15, 2003, according to an attorney for ...

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