3rd Circ. Affirms Toss Of Aspartame Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 7:56 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust suit over artificial sweetener aspartame against NutraSweet Co., saying the plaintiffs "sat on their hands" rather than investigate the alleged monopoly or attempt to negotiate prices.

The opinion, filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, said plaintiffs Nog Inc. and Sorbee International Ltd. were late in filing the suit and had failed to provide enough evidence of alleged fraudulent concealment to extend the statue of limitations beyond the four years...
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