SEOUL (Reuters) – Prosecutors raided a domicile of LG Electronics on Friday as partial of a examine into either a South Korean association had shop-worn a soaking machines of opposition Samsung Electronics during sell stores in Germany, Yonhap News Agency reported.
The raid comes amid an increasingly sour adversary between a dual companies that contest in home appliances, TVs and smartphones, and forward of a world’s biggest consumer wiring uncover during Las Vegas in January.
Samsung had asked a Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office to examine LG employees who Samsung says were seen deliberately destroying several of a reward soaking machines on arrangement during dual stores in Sep forward of a IFA wiring uncover in Berlin.
On Friday, investigators searched a Seoul offices of LG Elec’s home apparatus conduct and others and cumulative papers and mechanism tough disks associated to a IFA fair, Yonhap said. They also combed by LG Electronics’ home apparatus bureau in a southeastern city of Changwon, a news said.An LG Electronics mouthpiece declined to criticism on a Yonhap report, while prosecutors were not immediately accessible for comments.
Samsung sued LG Electronics employees after a occurrence in Germany, and a LG mouthpiece pronounced a association has counter-sued Samsung employees.
Media reports have progressing pronounced prosecutors criminialized Jo Seong-jin, conduct of LG’s home appliances division, from withdrawal a nation forward of a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be hold Jan 6-9.
(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)