On September 16, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced the latest criminal antitrust charges filed in its ongoing investigation of price-fixing and other anticompetitive conduct in the market for automotive parts. The charges, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, allege that Kayaba Industry Co. Ltd. d/b/a KYB Corporation (KYB), a Japanese manufacturer of shock absorbers, colluded with two competitors to allocate the supply of shock absorbers and fix both prices and price adjustments to manufacturers of cars and motorcycles in the United States and abroad. KYB has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and pay a $62 million criminal fine. As of the date of the press release, the DOJ has charged 55 individuals and 37 companies in connection with its investigation, with criminal fines totaling over $2.6 billion.