Judge Refuses Request To Drop Vitamin C Suit

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge refused to dismiss the multidistrict antitrust litigation against several vitamin C manufacturers after ruling that the dispute over whether the Chinese government had compelled the formation of the alleged cartel required further discovery.

Judge David G. Trager of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Thursday that despite an amicus brief filed by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the relative opacity of the country's laws left doubts as to whether the foreign government had forced the price-fixing activities...
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