Minnesota AG joins antitrust suit accusing meatpackers of inflating prices

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is joining a lawsuit accusing a data company of conspiring with meat processors to raise meat prices.  

He announced Monday that the state is a part of a suit against Agri Stats.  

Other states involved are California, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  

Agri Stats officials call the allegations baseless and say they will vigorously defend the company.