Vitamin C Price-Fix Suit Loses 2 Defendants Before Jury Ruling

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge said Wednesday that China Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. and its vitamin C production unit have bowed out of an antitrust trial alleging Chinese manufacturers fixed prices and limited supply of the nutrient to U.S. purchasers, just hours before the case was sent to a jury.

Speaking in a Brooklyn courtroom, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan informed jurors that CPG and Weisheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. were no longer defendants in the case. Details regarding the companies' resolution with the plaintiffs were not...
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