When found guilty of price fixing what does the law provide in order to ensure that the consumer can recover his losses ?
An AU Optronics executive has been found guilty of fixing the price of LCD displays by a US District Court in San Francisco. The US Justice Department said that a jury found Shiu Lung Leung, a former senior manager in the Desktop Display Business Group, guilty of participating in the worldwide LCD price-fixing conspiracy that …
Funny thing is, if this had been a company demanding a fixed large amount for "IP" from all panel makers, nothing would be seen to be wrong. Look at how the courts uphold trademark laws to stop grey imports of genuine goods at better prices.
But taking similar profits by 'agreeing' on pricing for a physical commodity is seen as a serious crime. Funny that?