The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirms a $500 million fine against a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer for conspiring to fix prices of thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (AU Optronics)

Convictions, $500 Million Fine Upheld in Price Fixing Case Against AU Optronics; Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act No Bar* The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco last week upheld the price fixing convictions of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer AU Optronics (AUO), its U.S. subsidiary, and two company executives. The appellate court also affirmed a $500 million fine against AUO, the only defendant to challenge the sentence. The case is U.S. v. Hsiung, No. 12-10492. In March 2012, following an eight-week trial, a jury found AUO, AU Optronics Corporation America (AUOA), and AUO’s former president and former executive vice president guilty of conspiring to fix prices of thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels. The display panels are used in flat panel

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Jeffrey May, The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirms a $500 million fine against a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer for conspiring to fix prices of thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (AU Optronics), 10 July 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2014, Art. N° 67755

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