Vitamin C Antitrust MDL Headed For October Trial

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 7:25 PM EST) -- More than six years after the case was consolidated in Brooklyn, a New York federal judge set an October trial date Friday for multidistrict litigation accusing a group of Chinese manufacturers of fixing vitamin C prices.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan adopted the schedule proposed by the parties, including scheduling the trial in seven months despite objections from the defendants.

"Plaintiffs alone propose ... a trial in October 2012, which defendants oppose," the plaintiffs wrote in a Feb. 28 letter submitting the parties' scheduling suggestions....
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