Chinese Court Turns Down First Anti-monopoly Case
The No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing on Thursday rejected an anti-monopoly case considered the first of its kind in China, the Beijing Times reported.
In a first-instance trial ruling, the court cited a factor that the plaintiffs filed litigation after its validity period expired as the reason for turning down the case, the newspaper quoted Zhou Ze, the attorney on the case, as saying.
It went further to defend its decision by citing Article 58 of the Administrative Procedure Law and the first item of Article 41 of the Interpretation Regarding Issues Related to Implementation of the Administrative Procedure Law.