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McDaniel joins LCD-screen price-fixing suit

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 17, 2010 at 6:05 p.m.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he’s joined four other states in a suit accusing makers of liquid-crystal display computer monitors of price fixing.

A news release Tuesday from McDaniel’s office said the suit was filed by attorneys general from Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia and Wisconsin as well as Arkansas. The release said the suit stemmed from a year-long investigation by the five states.

Defendants named in the suit include Samsung Electronics Co., LG Display Co., AU Optronics Corp., Chimei Innolux Corp., HannStar Display Corp., Sharp Corp. and Hitachi Displays, Ltd. According to the suit, the companies conspired to set prices on LCD panels used in monitors made by Dell, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard, among other computer manufacturers.

According to the suit, the illegal overcharges were ultimately paid by consumers in Arkansas and elsewhere.

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minner says... August 17, 2010 at 8:04 p.m.

Oh, I see McDaniels' priorities.

#1. Sue makers of LCD monitors

#2. Join half the country in a lawsuit against mandatory federal
healthcare.....uh, scratch that.

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quiet4us2 says... August 17, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.

Strange Lincoln - Obozo Coincidences

1) Lincoln was elected in 1860, Obama was elected in 2008, nearly 150 years later.

2) Lincoln eliminated involuntary servitude. Obama eliminated private sector jobs.

3) Lincoln and Obama were both married to ugly wives who went crazy.

4) Each man's wife gained over forty pounds while living at the White House.

5) Lincoln was hit in the head from behind. Obama hid his head up his behind.

6) Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater. Obama shot up while riding in a Lincoln made by Ford.

7) Both men had vice-presidents who were illiterate Democrat senators.

8) Andrew Johnson nearly lived to the age of 67. Joe Biden nearly had an IQ of 67.

9) Lincoln was born in KENtucky, Obama was born in KENya - before both moved to Illinois.

10) LincOln and Obama each had a single letter "O" in their last name.

11) Andrew Johnson had no middle name. Joseph Robinette Biden had a silly one.

12) JOHN W. BOOTH and BILL C. AYERS each has 10 letters.

13) A Kennedy told Lincoln to take care of his health. Ted Kennedy told Obama to pass health care.

14) Lincoln and Obama were both more feminine than Hillary Clinton.

15) Lincoln was placed on the penny. Obama was not quite worth a penny.

16) Lincoln was not a Muslim. Obama was not an admitted Muslim.

17) Neither Lincoln nor Obama ever wrote a book.

18) Lincoln suffered from major depression. Obama caused a major depression.
Tip o'the hat to Gritty-Kitty

19) Lincoln and Obama were both the first President with a beard.
Tip o'the hat to Joe 6-pack

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