U.K. Court Rejects Extradition Challenge

Law360, New York (June 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for antitrust cases, Britain’s House of Lords has dismissed a petition from the retired chief executive of Morgan Crucible Co. to review a law aimed at hastening the extradition of defendants to the U.S.

The country’s highest court of appeals rejected the motion of Ian Norris, a British citizen currently wanted in the U.S. for alleged antitrust violations.

Norris had challenged the legality of the government's extradition arrangements with the U.S., arguing that there is no such reciprocity...
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