Chitron Can't Compel Gov't Docs In China Export Case

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 2:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied a Shenzhen Chitron Electronics Co. Ltd. motion to compel government documents regarding accusations that it conspired to illegally export radar components and other military items to China, finding that the information they sought was not “material” to their defense.

Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Friday denied Chitron's request, finding that since the company cannot challenge at trial the U.S. Secretary of Commerce's determination that the items in question were either...
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