AUO Exec 'Passionately' Price-Fixed With Rivals, Jury Hears

Law360, San Francisco (December 17, 2012, 9:51 PM EST) -- AU Optronics executive Steven Leung “passionately” participated in a price-fixing conspiracy among liquid crystal display makers then quoted those prices to Hewlett Packard Co. and Dell Inc., the U.S. Department of Justice told a California jury in Leung's retrial Monday.

Leung's defense team argued in closing statements Monday that while their client attended secret monthly meetings with LCD competitors, it was as no more than a note-taker, and his competitors did not agree to fix prices at any of the meetings he attended. By contrast, the...
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