Dell sues Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba, two more for LCD price fixing

Summary:Dell, the world's No. 3 computer maker, has filed a lawsuit against Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba and two other companies for the price fixing of LCD displays.

Dell, the world's No. 3 computer maker, has filed a lawsuit against Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba and two other companies for the price fixing of LCD displays.

Dell filed the suit at a U.S. district court in San Francisco last week against the five companies, which also includes Seiko Epson of Japan and HannStar of Taiwan, according to a Reuters report.

Dell has not decided the level of damages it will seek in the lawsuit, according to a spokesman quoted in the report.

This isn't Sharp or Hitachi's first go-around with LCD cartel charges. In November of 2008, LG, Sharp and Chunghwa pleaded guilty for an LCD display price-fixing conspiracy.

In March 2009, Hitachi agreed to plead guilty for similar charges. Both charges affected

Topics: Toshiba, Dell, Hardware, Storage

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