SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors raided a Seoul domicile of LG Electronics yesterday following allegations that a firm’s executives vandalised their opposition Samsung’s soaking machines during a trade satisfactory in Germany, association officials said.
Samsung Electronics had filed a lawsuit accusing a LG executives of defamation, skill repairs and deterrent of business and pronounced LG home apparatus multiplication boss Jo Seong-Jin was among those who shop-worn machines displayed during September’s eventuality in Berlin.
Investigators seized papers and mechanism tough disks during yesterday’s raid on LG headquarters, Yonhap news group said, adding that a company’s home apparatus bureau in a southern city of Changwon was also searched. “Our bureau is underneath inspection by investigators,” an LG orator said, disappearing to give details.
Samsung pronounced notice video footage from a satisfactory showed several group — that they after identified as LG executives — destroying doorway hinges on a soaking machines. Samsung has also indicted LG of creation damning claims that a soaking machines were defective. LG deserted a accusations in a statement, observant a association is “concerned that a business activities and code picture will be exceedingly shop-worn since of a competitor’s uneven and irrational opinion”.
Samsung produces a operation of electronic products and leads a tellurian markets for mobile phones and flat-screen TVs. Its smaller opposition LG is one of a world’s biggest manufacturers of home appliances including refrigerators and soaking machines.
The dual have for years sealed horns in a home marketplace over a array of sour PR disputes per a leverage of their products and record obvious lawsuits.