Auto Light Cos.' Bid To Duck Antitrust Charges Off Base: Feds

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday scoffed at a bid by Taiwanese company Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Ltd. and others to nix allegations they had conspired to fix prices for replacement vehicle lights, saying the auto part makers fundamentally misunderstood the Sherman Act.

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice asked a California federal court to uphold an indictment against defendants Eagle Eyes, U.S. distributor E-Lite Automotive Inc. and two top executives, arguing the indictment easily met constitutional and criminal procedure requirements.

In an opposition memorandum filed Tuesday,...
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