S. African Court Dumps Fertilizer Cartel Case

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT) -- A South African appeals court on Monday dismissed a price-fixing case against fertilizer suppliers Yara South Africa (Pty) Ltd. and Omnia Fertilizer Ltd., denying the country's competition authority a chance to bring new cartel claims based on another defendant's disclosures.

The Competition Commission of South Africa cannot amend its case against Omnia and Yara to include information learned through a settlement with Sasol Chemical Industries Ltd. because the cartel allegations were not included in the original complaint, the Competition Appeal Court of South Africa ruled....
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