A 'Trial Penalty' For AU Optronics

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 20, 2012, a federal judge imposed a $500 million fine on AU Optronics Corp., a Taiwanese manufacturer of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy. The amount of the fine equals that of the largest criminal antitrust fine in history and is roughly equal to the entire amount of fines collected by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in fiscal year 2011. Two senior executives of AU, former AU president Hsuan Bin Chen and...
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