Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Epson Imaging Devices Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Seiko Group
Penalty: 
$26,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 25, 2009
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson Imaging Devices Corporation agreed to plead guilty and pay a $26 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices in the sale of Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display panels (TFT-LCD) sold to Motorola Inc.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
electronic equipment
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Parent company note: 
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