Aug 23, 2016

Firms plead guilty to price-fixing in U.S.

Two Japanese firms and a Taiwanese company have agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices of electrolytic capacitors sold in the United States and elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday. Rubycon Corp. and Elna Co., both of Japan, and Holy Stone Holdings Co. ...

Jun 16, 2016

FTC accuses Coleman Japan of fixing prices

The Fair Trade Commission is accusing the Japanese unit of U.S. outdoor gear maker Coleman Co. of fixing prices in violation of the antimonopoly law. The FTC ordered Coleman Japan Co. to take measures to prevent any recurrence, officials said. According to the FTC, ...

Jun 16, 2016

U.S. charges two Japanese auto parts firms with price-fixing

The United States charged two Japanese auto parts companies and five executives with price-fixing Wednesday in a long-running investigation into illegal competitive practices in the parts industry. A federal grand jury in Ohio indicted Tokai Kogyo and Maruyasu Industries and their U.S. subsidiaries on ...

Oct 22, 2015

EU slaps DVD drive-makers with €116 fine

Brussels A Hitachi Ltd.-LG Corp. joint venture and Sony Corp. were among a group of companies fined a combined total of €116 million ($131.6 million) by European Union regulators for fixing the prices of CD and DVD drives. Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. will have ...

Jan 7, 2015

Toyoda Gosei exec jailed in U.S. for fixing auto parts prices

A former executive of an auto parts supplier was been sentenced to prison in the United States after pleading guilty Tuesday to fixing prices. Makoto Horie, formerly senior vice president of sales at the U.S. arm of Toyoda Gosei, pleaded guilty to one felony ...

Dec 30, 2014

U.S. fines Japanese shipper NYK for price-fixing

U.S. justice authorities fined Japanese shipper NYK $59.4 million Monday for conspiring with other companies to fix the prices of transporting cars to and from the United States. “NYK conspired to suppress and eliminate competition by allocating customers and routes, rigging bids and fixing ...

Jul 17, 2014

Apple may refund $400 million in digital book settlement

Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday ...

Jul 1, 2014

Denso exec heads to jail in U.S. price fixing

A Denso Corp. executive will serve about a year in a United States prison after admitting to fixing the prices of auto parts in the U.S. and elsewhere, the Justice Department said Monday. The executive conspired to fix the prices of vehicle instrument panel ...