Intel Joins Dell In Expanded Shareholder Suit

Law360, New York (February 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Computer maker Dell Inc. inflated profits by hundreds of millions of dollars through "secret and likely illegal" kickbacks from chip maker Intel Corp., according to a shareholder lawsuit filed late Wednesday against both companies.

The complaint, filed in federal court for the Eastern District of Texas, expands on a similar lawsuit filed against Dell in September 2006 by targeting Intel, as well as auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers and several Dell executives.

Intel paid the kickbacks to Dell to ensure its computers would continue to use Intel chips exclusively,...
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