$500M AUO Price-Fixing Verdict Highlights Risks Of Trial

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Though the $500 million price-fixing sentence handed down Thursday against AU Optronics Corp. fell far short of the $1 billion the government had requested, attorneys say the penalty is still high enough to make defendants think twice about fighting the U.S. Department of Justice in court.

With AUO's $500 million fine matching the largest penalty the DOJ has ever won in a price-fixing case and the two individual defendants facing three-year prison terms, the sentences should discourage companies from going to trial in most cases, attorneys...
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