Vitamin C Price-Fixing Judge Lets Expert's Analysis Stand

Law360, Washington (December 21, 2012, 4:55 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge refused Thursday to bar an expert witness' testimony and analysis in an upcoming multidistrict litigation trial over alleged price-fixing by Chinese vitamin C manufacturers, saying any issues the plaintiffs have can be addressed during cross-examination.

Although the plaintiffs slammed the manufacturers' expert Lawrence Wu's analysis as “junk science” that is extremely flawed and implausible, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said the parties failed to show that the discrepancies between Wu and their own expert, Douglas Bernheim, were anything more than...
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