Taiwanese Cos. Face Treble Damages In Auto Lights MDL

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Monday that two Taiwanese auto lights manufacturers targeted in a price-fixing multidistrict litigation may face treble damages if found liable, ruling that they did not sufficiently cooperate with plaintiffs to earn leniency under whistleblower laws.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu ruled that TYC Brother Industrial Co. Ltd. and Genera Corp. did not provide the plaintiffs with timely cooperation and also concealed information about the nature of the price-fixing conspiracy even when they did cooperate.

The decision turned on the revelation...
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