Fender were not sued by Government.No one here said or implied any such thing.
Corporations get sued all the time. By government, by competitors, by class action lawyers looking for a payday. When they lose or agree to a settlement, they pay up. The people or companies who were found to be financially harmed get compensated. That's what civil courts are for.
This isn't a moral issue, it's a civil wrong, a tort. Not a crime.
They were charged with infringing the competition act. Not a civil case, criminal to be correct.