LCD REDUX: FOLLOW-ON CLASS ACTION AND DIRECT PURCHASER LITIGATION FROM 2012’S DOJ CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS Views from Trial Experts Bruce Simon, Howard Varinsky, and Robert Freitas
Moderated by Aton Arbisser
Edited by Michael J. Kass
Last year, the Competition journal published a Roundtable discussion of the 2012 eight-week criminal jury trial prosecuted by the San Francisco field office of the Antitrust Division of Department of Justice that resulted in AU Optronics Corporation and individuals being convicted for violating U.S. antitrust laws in connection with a world-wide price fixing scheme involving thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels ("LCD"). The October 2013 Golden State Institute benefitted from an outstanding panel’s in-depth analysis of two subsequent trials against other alleged conspirators.