Auto Parts Co. Socked With $1.5M Canadian Price-Fixing Fine

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT) -- An aftermarket auto parts maker has been fined $1.5 million by Canada's antitrust authority for its part in a cartel on replacement car headlights and tail lights, the watchdog said Friday.

Maxzone (Canada) Autoparts Corp. has pled guilty to participating in an international price-fixing scheme on aftermarket replacement auto lights after an investigation into the conspiracy by Canada's Competition Bureau, the agency said in a statement.

Bureau Commissioner Melanie Aitken applauded the plea and reiterated the Canadian government's commitment to rooting out cartels.

“Today's guilty plea...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.