Company’s manipulation of ethanol prices caused ethanol producers to suffer significant losses on ethanol production and sales
CHICAGO — A class action lawsuit was filed in Nebraska federal court against Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), one of the world’s largest food processing and commodities trading companies, alleging that it engaged in an illegal scheme to manipulate the U.S. ethanol markets. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of ethanol producers and led by Green Plains Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (NASDAQ: GPRE).
“The markets depend on fair pricing and legal conduct by all participants. We encourage everyone with knowledge and those that care about fair and equitable marketplaces to come forward,” said Adam Levitt, a partner with DiCello Levitt Gutzler in Chicago, representing the Green Plains plaintiffs and the other members of the proposed class. Levitt is joined in the case by Greg Gutzler, John Tangren, and Mark Hamill of DiCello Levitt Gutzler, and by David A. Domina of Domina Law Group.
The case is Green Plains Trade Group, et al. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company, in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. A copy of the complaint and interviews with plaintiffs’ counsel are available upon request.
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