The UK High Court allows the US to seek extradition of a suspect on charges of price fixing and obstruction of justice (Ian Norris)

1. The facts The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is increasingly willing to pursue criminal price-fixing cartels affecting US markets. The Ian Norris decision is a landmark decision for the reason that it is the first time the US is seeking the extradition of a foreigner for an antitrust crime. In 2005, the DOJ requested the extradition of a British citizen, Ian Norris, from the UK. The former CEO of Morgan Crucible Company was sued on charges of price-fixing and obstruction of justice. The DOJ alleged that between 1989 and 2000, Mr Morris conspired to fix prices of carbon products sold in the US and he obstructed justice by falsifying documents. To establish the necessary extradition requirements of “dual criminality”, the DOJ had to show that the conduct complained of in the US is

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Marie-Charlotte Rouzier, William Simpson, The UK High Court allows the US to seek extradition of a suspect on charges of price fixing and obstruction of justice (Ian Norris), 20 June 2006, e-Competitions June 2006, Art. N° 12139

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