Motorola and the Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Laws to Foreign Component Price Fixing Cartels* Last month the Supreme Court declined to accept an appeal for two related antitrust cases involving an international price-fixing cartel. The cases come from different circuits, one was criminal and the other civil, but they involve the same scheme by a group of Asian manufacturers to rig the prices of liquid-crystal display screens used in computers and cellphones. The criminal case resulted in convictions, prison time, guilty pleas, settlements and large fines. The follow-on civil case, brought by Motorola, was dismissed because the court found that US antitrust law did not allow a suit to recover damages from
The US Supreme Court declines an appeal for two related antitrust cases involving an international price-fixing cartel (Motorola / AU Optronics)
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