Plaintiff Dismisses Chinese Vitamin C Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (January 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The representative plaintiff in one of many antitrust cases brought against Chinese vitamin C makers alleging price-fixing has filed a motion to partially dismiss charges against one of four defendants after two years of litigation.

Ranis Co. Inc., the assignor of a direct purchaser of vitamin C, voluntarily dismissed its charges against Northeastern Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. on January 3.

The dismissal is significant because Ranis was the only plaintiff in the now-combined multidistrict litigation that represented a direct purchaser of vitamin C and could therefore...
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