Latest Anti-competitive behaviour Stories

New iPad Could Have AO Optronics Panel: Rumor
2012-09-13 07:15:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In March, Taiwanese display maker AU Optronics was convicted by the US Department of Justice on claims of fixing the prices of LCD screens. According to the DOJ´s accusations, executives from AUO and AUOA, the American subsidiary of the Taiwanese company, met every month with other LCD suppliers in what the company referred to as “Crystal Meetings” over a span of 5 years to adjust their prices. On Tuesday, the...

Optical Drive Makers Turn To Cartel To Keep Their Business Afloat
2012-07-25 05:47:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Commission has just sent out 13 Statement of Objection letters to members of an alleged CD and DVD drive cartel. The European Commission has informed these optical drive companies that they may have infringed against some EU antitrust regulations by participating in a cartel with members from all over the world. The European Commission says they have “concerns” that 2 large companies may have organized...

2012-07-23 21:18:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple and the Department of Justice have been exchanging harsh words in the ongoing ebook price-fixing investigation. In May, Apple accused the DOJ of siding “with monopoly, rather than competition” when they sued Apple and 6 other publishers for allegedly adjusting their prices to beat out Amazon´s $9.99 e-book price point. Today, the DOJ has released a document, calling Apple´s actions...

Toshiba Fined $87 Million In Price Fixing Scheme, Might Not Pay
2012-07-04 12:06:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan electronics company Toshiba has just been ordered to pay $87 million in damages, thanks to a northern California judge and an alleged price-fixing scheme. Customers banded together to bring the class action suit against Toshiba, claiming the company had conspired to fixes prices of the liquid crystal display market. While not the only company accused in the class action, the other defendants opted to settle the case...

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