Robinson Patman Pricing Ruling Overturned

Appeals court finds that Sodexo and Feesers are not direct competitors

A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that had found Sodexo and supplier Michael Foods guilty of violating the Robinson-Patman Act. The case, Feesers, Inc. v. Michael Foods, Inc. and Sodexo, Inc., was filed in 2004.

In the suit, Feesers, a regional food distributor based in Pennsylvania, claimed that it competes with Sodexo, which in turn requires Michael Foods to sell its products to both companies at the same price under Robinson-Patman. The unanimous decis

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