AUO Price-Fixing Verdict Shows Risks Of A DOJ Showdown

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT) -- The price-fixing convictions the U.S. Department of Justice secured Tuesday against AU Optronics Corp. and two top executives underscore the antitrust watchdog's trial prowess and the high risks for companies that opt to roll the dice, attorneys say.

The verdict was not a complete victory — the jury acquitted two executives and failed to reach a decision on a third — but the decision does send a clear warning to corporations and high-ranking executives accused of price-fixing, experts say.

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