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...
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