CASE COMMENTS : UNITED STATES – CARTELS – LENIENCY PROGRAM – CRIMINAL TRIAL – EXTRATERRITORIAL APPLICATION OF SHERMAN ACT – MANUFACTURING

United States – Cartels: The US DoJ wins AU Optronics convictions in LCD price-fixing trial, successfully defending its cartels program (United States of America/AU Optronics Corporation)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Criminal trials in which cartelists are tried and convicted are extremely rare in the United States. Like civil antitrust litigation, the vast majority of cartel cases are resolved by settlement: By pleading guilty, companies receive more favorable treatment but forego trial. Since the diamond cartel case in 1994 or the lysine cartel case in 2000, there have been no secret cartel trials. Thus, the March 13, 2012, verdict of a jury in the Northern California District Court, in the case of the international LCD cartel, is of particular interest. It provisionally brings to a close the first part of a saga with multiple ramifications that saw the fall of one

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Jean-Christophe Roda, United States – Cartels: The US DoJ wins AU Optronics convictions in LCD price-fixing trial, successfully defending its cartels program (United States of America/AU Optronics Corporation), 13 March 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45930, pp. 182-188

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