Extradition Battle Boosts US Anti-Cartel Powers

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 3:51 PM EST) -- U.S. competition regulators are on the brink of securing their first extradition linked to an antitrust case, a victory that would further boost their reputation for aggressive enforcement and sharpen a key weapon in their cartel-fighting arsenal.

If anything proves U.S. antitrust enforcers' willingness to go to great lengths to prosecute alleged cartel-related activity, it’s their prolonged fight to extradite Ian Norris, a former chief executive of U.K.-based Morgan Crucible Co. PLC, attorneys say.

On Feb. 24, the U.K. Supreme Court rejected an attempt by Norris...
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