That was to max Suntek's revenue to fetch a better acquisition price from Eastman. Since mid-2010s, Steve & Jerry participated directly in the meetings and pricings with CA Koreans and FL resellers to transfer films to Sae Han's competitors in Korea. By now, both guys left Suntek.
Eastman's Llumar team was also victims. Eastman's sub-brands managers in V-Kool, Llumar, Suntek, Vista was instructed to avoid fighting among themselves. After Dec 2015, Jerry & Bird continued to sell Suntek to Llumar customers around the world, marketing Llumar standard at Suntek price. There is nothing wrong with this and outside US, it is always easy for buyers to buy through another proxy facilitate this. Now, who would have imagined that such huge disparity exists between Suntek and Llumar's production standards.
They don't understand that Sae Han is no pushover. They have businesses in many industry. Sae Han tolerated these nonsense from Suntek and cutting corners in quality was the last straw.
Actually, Eastman would have little direct responsibility if they continued to bill Sae Han under CLC. Now that Sae Han filed the lawsuit and ready to support their allegations with support evidences from other international Suntek distributors if Eastman denied their responsibility under UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods,