• New York Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Chinese Company From U.S. Price-Fixing Case
  • August 22, 2012 | Authors: Rocky T. Lee; Charles F. Rule
  • Law Firms: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office ; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Beijing Office ; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Washington Office
  • In a decision filed on August 7, 2012, in a federal court in New York, a judge ruled that a Chinese company could not evade jurisdiction of the U.S. courts and must face the prospect of a trial for colluding to fix the price of vitamin C exported from China into the United States.2 Two Chinese subsidiaries of the company, however, were dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. The court demonstrates the challenges Chinese companies face as they increase their level of activity and scope of operations in the United States.