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Dell Charges LCD Makers With Price-Fixing

In the cut-throat competitive world of computer manufacturing and sales, every penny counts. But it's more than pennies Dell is going after in a lawsuit against six major LCD makers.

Hardware Central details the charges in Dell's lawsuit which covers billions of dollars in purchases its made over several years.


Dell has filed a lawsuit against six major LCD panel makers in Japan and Taiwan, alleging that they had formed a cartel to artificially inflate prices. The legal action follows a string of suits against a group of companies that keep getting into trouble and paying large fines.

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) has filed its complaint in federal court in San Francisco. The company said it was filing to suit to seek relief from "antitrust and other harms arising from billions of dollars of purchases at artificially inflated prices, over several years." The company has not made a specific dollar request for damages.

Dell is accusing LG Display, Sharp, AU Optronics, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, HannStar Display, and Samsung of price fixing.

Read the full story at LinuxPlanet:
Dell Adds to Price-Fixing Lawsuits Against LCD Giants