Vitamin C Makers Can't Use China Ministry Statements At Trial

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday blocked Chinese vitamin C producers accused of fixing prices from using statements from China's Ministry of Commerce as evidence at trial, ruling the filings were not trustworthy enough to escape the ban on hearsay.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan found that the documents —  filings the ministry had made with the court about Chinese law that the defendants claim forced them to fix prices — were relevant to the case but didn't qualify for any of the exceptions to...
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