The US Supreme Court by its decision dated June 15, 2015 has rejected Motorola’s civil appeal to recover damages from an international TFT-LCD price-fixing cartel in relation to high prices charged from Motorola’s foreign subsidiaries, despite the fact that a large percentage of the phones assembled overseas were subsequently sold in the US.The appeals revolved around application of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, 1982 (FTAIA) to the international TFT-LCD panel price-fixing cartel. The Supreme Court upheld lower court’s ruling that Motorola’s foreign subsidiaries were independent legal entities for tax purposes and the foreign subsidiaries were direct purchasers of LCD screens. Motorola’s foreign subsidiaries were injured in foreign commerce—in dealings with other foreign companies—and to give Motorola rights to take the place of its foreign companies and sue on their behalf under US antitrust law would be an unjustified interference with the right of foreign nations to regulate their own economies. Since the products were sold in the US, the FTAIA gives the power to Department of Justice (DoJ) to prosecute criminal cartels. However, that does not mean the same conduct gives rise to antitrust damages remedy for US-based companies, like Motorola, who were only derivatively injured by the price-fixing cartel.