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

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.

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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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  • Toshiba Bad!

    I've discovered to my dismay that Toshiba does not honor its warranty agreements. They deserve to be sued,and I hope they lose. Anybody want to buy a $700 door stop?
    ITOdeed
    • RCA bad!

      I got an RCA $1300 door stop for sale!
      TheTess
  • Wow... well mess with the big dogs and they will out you.

    Buyers talk.... quotes are a funny thing.

    I can see why they want to price fix though... LCDs cost them alot of money to build plants to make them.
    Been_Done_Before
  • You got cut short

    Your last paragraph starts, "In March 2009, Hitachi agreed to plead guilty for similar charges. Both charges affected"

    affected what??

    I am curious. Please finish the article.

    Thank you.
    bart001fr