China Sees First Tainted-Milk Lawsuit

Courts have yet to accept case in melamine scandal
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2008 3:11 PM CDT
The lawsuit has yet to be accepted by courts, which are influenced by China's government.   (AP Photo/Color China Photo)
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(Newser) – Parents of a sick 1-year-old filed the first lawsuit in China's melamine scandal today, reports the Wall Street Journal. The case, yet to be accepted by China's courts, seeks $21,900 from the makers of Sanlu milk powder for expenses related to the kidney stones they say their son developed from drinking Sanlu. China’s courts are under government influence, and some lawyers report being pressured from pursuing the high-profile issue.