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Dell files suit against Sharp, Hitachi, and Toshiba for LCD price fixing

Dell, the world’s No. 3 computer maker, has filed a lawsuit against Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba, Seiko Epson of Japan, and HannStar of Taiwan for the price fixing of LCD displays.

Last week, Dell filed the suit at a U.S. district court in San Francisco.

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

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.