Hundreds of families are once again planning to file suit after the country’s highest court this week said cases against milk producers will now be accepted, AP reported. Courts across China for months have rejected lawsuits from families whose children were killed or sickened by melamine-laced milk. A government-sanctioned compensation plan failed to mollify the public. "There will be lawsuits against all 22 dairy companies," said Zhao Lianhai, an activist who rallied victims’ parents. He said the 600 or more families involved demand compensation far beyond the government’s one-time compensation plan. It remains unclear how the government will handle the cases. One lawyer who filed a lawsuit this week on behalf of dozens of families said he was told the court was supposed to guide him back toward the original compensation plan.
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