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Ford sought a supplier for 2 sedans. But wire-harness makers had already decided who would bid, suit alleges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
In March 2009, Ford Motor Co. asked suppliers to bid for a contract to provide wire harnesses for the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. It should have been an attractive proposition for two high-volume sedans. But, oddly, some suppliers weren't interested, Ford says in a federal lawsuit claiming that Fujikura Ltd., Yazaki Corp., Sumitomo Corp. and Furukawa Electric Co. engaged in price-fixing over the contract....
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