U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
In this antitrust class litigation, The Coca-Cola Company joined a number of other companies to allege that five major producers of high-fructose corn syrup conspired to price-fix the sweetener over several years. Shook represented The Coca-Cola Company, the largest purchaser of high-fructose corn syrup, as lead counsel for the class members in this case.
Shook attorneys negotiated a terrific settlement for the client, who recovered in excess of $100 million. MDL No. 1087 – In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation (C.D. Ill. 2003).