US Antitrust Liability And An Evolving China

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Currently pending in federal court in New York are private antitrust claims charging six Chinese companies with agreeing to fix the price of Vitamin C exported to the United States. In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1775 (EDNY).

The six companies recently suffered a setback when the court denied their motion to dismiss the claims on the ground that the Chinese government had required, or at least strongly encouraged, them to enter the alleged price-fixing agreement, as a step in China's transition from a state-controlled...
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