Questioning US Antitrust Liability Of Foreign Defendants

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT) -- In an antitrust price-fixing case against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers,[1] U.S. purchasers of vitamin C claim that defendants formed a cartel aided by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Medicines and Health Products Importers and Exporters (the Chamber) and engaged in collusive, anti-competitive price-fixing among the defendants whereby defendants agreed to fix prices and volume of exports for vitamin C.

Defendants in the In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation[2] do not dispute that they engaged in a price-fixing cartel, but argue that because they are members...
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