Chinese Cos. Can't Shake Vitamin C Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by a group of Chinese companies to exit multidistrict antitrust litigation over vitamin C, rejecting their claim that they were entitled to summary judgment because the Chinese government compelled them to fix prices.

In a 72-page memorandum decision and order dated Sept. 1 and docketed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan nixed a summary judgment motion filed in 2009 by defendants HeBei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co. Ltd., Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. and Shijiazhuang Pharma. Weisheng Pharmaceutical (Shijiazhuang) Co. Ltd.

The putative class action accuses the defendants...

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