Business 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 ...

National 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 ...

Business / Corporate 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 ...

Business 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 ...