Sony Hurls New Cartel Claims At Hitachi, Toshiba In MDL

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A pair of Sony Corp. units on Monday accused Hitachi Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. of forcing Sony to pay inflated prices for liquid crystal display panels by participating in an alleged cartel that so far has roped several industry players into the California multidistrict litigation.

Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC said that Hitachi and Toshiba participated in a long-running conspiracy through which the pricing of thin-film transistor LCD panels was negotiated among a group of Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean electronics companies, to...
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Case Title

In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation


Case Number

3:07-md-01827

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Susan Illston

Date Filed

April 20, 2007


Case Title

Sony Electronics Inc. et al v. Hitachi America Ltd. et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-01596

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Susan Illston

Date Filed

March 29, 2012

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