Foreign Buyer Claims Stand In Vitamin C Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, Washington (November 19, 2012, 7:47 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge refused to toss portions of a vitamin C price-fixing multidistrict litigation against a group of Chinese manufacturers on Friday, saying that the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act doesn't shield the companies from antitrust claims from foreign purchasers.

Although the Chinese vitamin C manufacturers argued that the Sherman Act couldn't apply to their sales to foreign companies, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan determined the transactions could remain in the direct purchaser damages class since the manufacturers knew their price fixing would...
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