From Radio Free Asia:
Parents of Chinese children who died or became ill after drinking infant milk formula contaminated with melamine say they will sue a subsidiary of a Chinese milk powder manufacturer based in the U.S. state of Maryland.
A member of one of the affected families surnamed Liu said Qingdao Shengyuan Milk Co. Ltd., a dairy products manufacturer based in the eastern China city of Qingdao, had a Delaware-registered investment subsidiary with offices in Maryland, rendering it subject to U.S. law.
“We have signed a contract with a Maryland-based lawyer who will represent us in this collective compensation suit,” Liu said.
“There are milk victim parents who are willing to pay for the legal fees and expenses and who want to pursue justice in the United States,” he said.