Dell Enters Battery Price-Fixing Fray Against Sony, LG

Law360, Los Angeles (June 26, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Dell Inc. became the latest computer manufacturer on Friday to accuse Panasonic Corp., Toshiba Corp., Sony Corp. and others of participating in a price-fixing scheme among lithium ion battery makers, filing a suit in the California federal court where a multidistrict litigation is proceeding over the alleged scheme.

In a lengthy, 76-page complaint with substantial redactions, Dell accused Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, LG Chem Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Samsun SDI Co. Ltd. and their subsidiaries of violating Section 1 of the Sherman Act, as well as California’s state antitrust law, the Clayton Act, by taking part in a global conspiracy to...

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