Ex-China Official's Testimony Lends Boost To Vitamin C Cos.

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The former Chinese Ministry of Commerce official in charge of export rules that a group of vitamin C producers claims forced them to fix prices will testify in the companies' defense in multidistrict litigation over the practice, a judge ruled Friday, giving the remaining defendants more leverage as the parties gear up for a November trial.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan agreed to let Qiao Haili serve as one of the defendants' main witnesses at the upcoming trial, despite agreeing that doing so would prejudice...
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