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 to pay ...

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 court ...

Feb 21, 2014

Ex-Denso exec to be jailed in U.S. over obstructing cartel probe

A former executive of Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp. will be jailed in the United States after pleading guilty to obstructing a 2010 investigation of a price-fixing allegation, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. The move was part of the department's probe of price ...

/ Nov 27, 2013

Toyo Tire will pay $120 million U.S. cartel fine

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $120 million fine for its role in price-fixing of automobile parts in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The company repeatedly rigged bids for anti-vibration rubber parts for automobiles ...

Jul 31, 2013

JPMorgan to settle market-rigging case

On March 14, 2011, Blythe Masters, head of JPMorgan Chase's global commodities group, asked one of her top deputies why California power officials were making ominous inquiries into the bank's arcane and lucrative business of selling electricity. Five months earlier, Masters had been given ...

Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law

/ Jul 11, 2013

Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law

A U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, handing the tech giant a bruising loss that could ripple throughout the industry and force companies to rethink how they meet consumer demand for digital products. For 160 pages, U.S. District Judge Denise ...