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.