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Television makers settle case in Calif.

Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Five television makers agreed to supply public agencies in California with $1.12 million worth of electronic equipment to settle false advertising charges.

The companies, LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp, will also pay $1.25 million to cover court costs, the San Diego (Calif.) Union-Tribune reported Friday.

Seven California counties had sued the electronics companies at the prompting of the State Division of Measurement Standards, which reported that the television sets – measured on the diagonal – were not as large as the companies had advertised.

The companies agreed to change their practices as the case filed in Alameda County, Calif., concluded with the court mandating how televisions would be measured in the future.

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