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US: HP sues rivals as price-fixing case expands

 |  October 27, 2013

Hewlett-Packard, the self-proclaimed largest personal computer company on the planet, filed two federal complaints against various electronics makers accusing the firms of fixing prices of optical disc drives, just days after ITC launched similar complaints.

HP is accusing Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic and other manufacturers of hiking optical disc prices, affecting HP products that use such a part, which is found in devices with CD-ROMS and others.

HP said in its complaints that the defendants fixed prices between January 2004 and January 2010, causing the company to overpay for the drives.

The defendants are now facing multiple lawsuits surrounding the matter, as ITC’s complaints against Nintendo, Samsung, Panasonic and other companies sparked the US International Trade Commission to investigate the case.

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