Chinese Cos. Evade Summonses In DuPont Trade Secrets Row

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday quashed summonses against titanium and steel producer Pangang Group Co. and related entities in a criminal suit alleging the Chinese state-owned companies stole trade secrets from DuPont Co., finding again that the U.S. government failed to properly serve the defendants.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that despite multiple efforts by the government to serve Pangang, Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co. Ltd., Pangang Group Titanium Industry Ltd. and Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co. with summonses...
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