No. 10-1712.

657 F.3d 650 (2011)

MINN-CHEM, INCORPORATED, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. AGRIUM INCORPORATED, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided September 23, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Timothy Eaton , Attorney, Shefsky & Froelich, Steven A. Hart , Attorney, Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Chicago, IL, Bruce L. Simon (argued), Attorney, Pearson Simon Warshaw & Penny LLP, San Francisco, CA, Beverly Tse , Attorney, Kirby McInerney & Squire, New York, NY, Marvin A. Miller , Attorney, Miller Law, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Richard Parker , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC, Stephen M. Shapiro (argued), Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, Brian J. Murray , Attorney, Jones Day, Chicago, IL, Jeffrey L. Kessler , Attorney, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Robert A. Milne , Attorney, White & Case, New York, NY, Duane M. Kelley , Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before MANION, EVANS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

SYKES, Circuit Judge.

This multi-district antitrust class action alleges a global conspiracy to raise the price of potash, a mineral used primarily in agricultural fertilizer. Most of the world's potash reserves are concentrated in three countries—Canada, Russia, and Belarus—and the defendants are leading producers whose mining operations are located in those countries. The plaintiffs are direct and indirect potash purchasers in the United States. They...


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