Attys See Little Pain For Prosecutors In AUO Acquittal

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT) -- While the Thursday acquittal of an AU Optronics Corp. executive accused of price-fixing offers some lessons for the U.S. Department of Justice about the risks of going to trial and prosecuting deep into a corporate defendant's executive ranks, attorneys say the verdict wouldn't be a setback for the antitrust watchdog.

After a three-week trial, a San Francisco jury found AUO executive Richard Bai not guilty of conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels on Thursday evening. Bai, who headed AUO's notebook sales division, marked...
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