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August 16, 2019

In re vitamin C Antitrust Litigation


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In January 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, the first lawsuit in U.S. history where the Chinese government has intervened to take a position in a case. The request for Supreme Court review followed a September 2016 decision by the Second Circuit that set aside a US$147 million treble damages verdict for the U.S.-purchaser plaintiffs. In setting aside the verdict, the Second Circuit held that the district court had failed to follow the reasoning in a submission by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce about the meaning and effect of Chinese competition law.

Read this chapter in Shearman & Sterling’s 2019 Antitrust Annual Report, “In re vitamin C Antitrust Litigation.”

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Brian G. Burke



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