Quanta Fixed Prices On HP's Disk Drives, Jury Hears

Law360, Houston (October 16, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- An employee for a company that makes optical disk drives used the subject line "price fixing" when emailing other manufacturers to hammer out the details of what to bid for a job with Hewlett-Packard Co., federal jurors in Houston heard on Wednesday.

Testimony began Tuesday afternoon in a trial over HP's claims that Quanta Storage Inc. and Quanta Storage America Inc. conspired with other companies to keep prices high, making HP the victim of an industrywide conspiracy to artificially inflate the cost of optical disk drives. HP reached a series of settlements in 2017 with other suppliers, including Samsung and Toshiba,...

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