End users indirectly purchased CRT Products for their own use and not for resale.
Resellers indirectly purchased CRT Products for the purpose of reselling them to someone else.
About the Lawsuit
Class action Settlements totaling $576.75 million have been reached involving Cathode Ray Tubes ("CRTs"), a display device that was sold by itself or as the main component in TVs and computer monitors. The Settlements include CRTs and CRT Products purchased "indirectly" in AZ, CA, FL, HI, IA, KS, ME, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, SD, TN, VT, WV, WI, or the District of Columbia.
Indirect purchases means that you purchased the CRT products from someone other than the defendant manufacturers or alleged co-conspirators.
The lawsuit claims that the Defendants fixed the prices of CRTs causing consumers to pay more for CRTs and products containing CRTs, such as TVs and computer monitors (collectively "CRT Products"). The Defendants deny Plaintiffs' allegations.
Purchases of Sony® branded televisions and monitors are NOT eligible to be included in the CRT indirect purchaser case. All other brands of CRT televisions and monitors are eligible.
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October 8, 2015
Deadline for end users to opt-out or object to the Settlements.
December 7, 2015
Deadline for end users to file a claim online or by mail.
June 30, 2016
The end users claims deadline for natural persons who reside in California is extended until June 30, 2016. A copy of the Court's Order is available here.
July 7, 2016
The District Court issued its Order Granting Final Approval of Indirect Purchaser Settlements. A copy of the Court's Order is available here.
September 30, 2016
Deadline for end users and resellers to object to the allocation of the net settlement fund between resellers and consumers. For more information on how to object or comment, click HERE.
November 14, 2016
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing to consider the Plan of Distribution of the Chunghwa Net Settlement Fund at 9:30 a.m. on November 14, 2016, before The Honorable Jon S. Tigar at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Courtroom 9 - 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.
November 29, 2016
Deadline for resellers to file a claim online or by mail.