Fujikura Can't Shake Ford's Suit Over Price-Fixing Plot

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 5:58 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss Ford Motor Co.’s suit against Japanese auto parts manufacturer Fujikura Ltd. for allegedly conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for wire harness systems, ruling Ford had not merely sued after Fujikura’s guilty plea in 2012.

U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani found that Ford had not filed a “me too” claim in July, a year after Fujikura pled guilty to a felony charge stemming from the alleged conspiracy and paid a $20 million fine. Fujikura had...
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