ThemeVision provided extensive consulting for the defense in a three-week, criminal antitrust jury trial in the Southern District of Ohio. The government alleged that a Japanese auto parts manufacturer and its US subsidiary conspired with others to fix prices and rig bids. Our efforts included a mock trial study, ThemeTesting® focus groups, development of demonstrative exhibits, theme development, and jury selection.
Result: The jury found both defendants not guilty even though alleged co-conspirators pled guilty and testified as government witnesses. The verdict averted multi-million dollar fines.