State of New York Sues LCD Makers
The District Attorney of the State of New York has filed a lawsuit against makers of liquid crystal displays for TVs, computers and cell phones, alleging that the companies colluded to fix prices. The lawsuit names Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Toshiba, Hitachi Displays, LG Display, AU Optronics, Chi Mei, CMO Japan, and their U.S. affiliates. New York says the companies' price fixing scheme cost New Yorkers hundreds of millions of dollars. It is seeking damages and restitution to state and local governments. Several of the named companies settled a similar lawsuit with the federal government.
Sprint to Face $300M Tax Fraud Charge In Court
Sprint lost its bid to have a $300 million lawsuit dismissed and will now face the State of New York in court. The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges that Sprint failed to collect about $100 million in taxes from its New York-based customers over a period of seven years.
Motorola Loses Appeal Over LCD Price Fixing
Motorola lost its appeal in a court case regarding a price fixing scheme for mobile phone displays. The company wanted to hold foreign firms, including AU Optronics, liable for overcharging Motorola's foreign suppliers.
Apple Settles E-Book Pricing Suit
Apple has settled a civil lawsuit over the prices it charged for e-books, according to court documents filed in New York. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the parties have agreed to the basics of the settlement.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Apple has filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in China where it alleges Qualcomm abused its market position to score higher patent-licensing fees. Apple also said Qualcomm failed to honor its promise to license standard essential patents at fair rates, reports Reuters.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties, Qualcomm Bites Back
Apple has filed a lawsuit against partner Qualcomm, alleging the mobile chipmaker used its monopoly power to push for "onerous, unreasonable and costly" licensing terms. Moreover, Apple says Qualcomm prevented it from seeking chips from other suppliers between 2011 and 2016.
There is NO POSSIBLE WAY the government lost money on this.
First of all, these allegations may be completely baseless. But even if they are not, the higher the price of the TV, the more money the state gets from sales tax.
The only possible reason for the government to be doing this is to raise funds to again line their pockets at the expense of those who ACTUALLY PRODUCE A PRODUCT.
The government officials need to get real jobs and we need to stop believing that without them we would fall into chaos.
They should make CRT only for New York
Aug 6, 3:34 PM EDT
NY official claims LCD suppliers fixed prices
By MICHAEL VIRTANEN
Associated Press Writer
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Manufacturers overcharge for their products, carriers pay it and just charge it back to the subscribers.
But back to the point of topic.
I think if this law suit holds any validity, it would have to be backed by the country itself rather than just New York. Are the other state not effected by this?
this is like the second time...