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Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 9 December
[Report by Ng Tze-Wei: "Court Refuses To Accept First Joint Sanlu Lawsuit"]
Families of victims in the scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder suffered a major setback yesterday.
Hebei Higher People's Court refused to accept the first collective compensation lawsuit brought against dairy firm Sanlu since the scandal broke in September.
A group of lawyers, acting without payment, lodged a joint civil lawsuit on behalf of 63 victims yesterday in Hebei, the home province of Sanlu, seeking nearly 7 million yuan (HK$7.9 million) in compensation for costs …