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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:55 AM
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Lawsuit over China tainted milk rejected
Source: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) A court in China has refused to accept a lawsuit against a Chinese dairy filed by dozens of families whose children were sickened by tainted milk.

Lawyers involved in the case said Monday the lawsuit on behalf of 63 defendants including the parents of two children who died sought compensation from state-owned Sanlu Group Co.

Sanlu is the dairy at the center of China's worst food safety crisis in years.

"We will continue to push the case" and put pressure on them, activist lawyer Li Fangping said.



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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:56 AM
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1. Now there's a surprise. /s/
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:17 AM
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2. China court refuses to accept tainted milk lawsuit
Source: AP

BEIJING (AP) A court on Monday refused to accept a lawsuit filed against a Chinese dairy by dozens of families who said their children were sickened or killed by tainted milk, lawyers involved in the case said.

The 63 defendants in the first-known group lawsuit stemming from the scandal, including the parents of two children who died, were seeking nearly 14 million yuan ($2 million) in compensation from state-owned Sanlu Group Co., Beijing-based lawyer Xu Zhiyong said.

. . .

Three of six defense lawyers presented the suit to the Hebei Supreme Court's registry office on Monday but were told it could not be accepted because government departments were still investigating.

. . .

The government has said that Sanlu knew as early as last year that its products were tainted with melamine and that company and local officials first tried to cover it up. Like a number of major dairies, Sanlu was said to have excellent quality controls that allowed it to enjoy a government-granted inspection-exempt status.

. . .

Hearing a group case on tainted milk would also bring sensitive issues of culpability out in court. The central government said it only learned of the scandal Sept. 8 it does not say how even though inspection, health and other government departments in Hebei province and Beijing knew earlier.

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The court doesn't want to hear the case because hearing a court case would bring out culpability in court. Isn't that what court cases are all about?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:17 AM
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3. Chinese Court = American Supreme Court.
They both support corporate criminals.
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