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 Settlement includes CRTs and CRT Products purchased for private use and not for resale. Purchases made directly from a defendant or alleged co-conspirator are not included. 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. The Court granted Preliminary Approval of the new Settlements on July 9, 2015, and granted Final Approval on July 7, 2016. Read the Detailed Notice to learn more about your rights in the Settlements.
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December 7, 2015
Deadline to file a claim online or by mail.
March 15, 2016
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing to consider the Settlements at 2:00 p.m. on March 15, 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.
April 19, 2016
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing regarding the plan of allocation and form of notice for the Chunghwa settlement at 2:00 p.m. on April 19, 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.
June 30, 2016
The claims deadline for natural persons who reside in California is extended until June 30, 2016. See the Court's Order dated January 26, 2016.
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.
Do you qualify?
Individuals and businesses qualify for money from this settlement if they purchased a CRT or product containing a CRT, such as a TV or computer monitor, in the following states for their own use and not resale:
- Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin or the District of Columbia between March 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007
- Hawaii between June 25, 2002 and November 25, 2007
- Nebraska between July 20, 2002 and November 25, 2007
- Nevada between February 4, 1999 and November 25, 2007
To be eligible to make a claim, you must have purchased the CRT televisions, monitors or other CRT Products “indirectly”, meaning that you purchased the products from someone other than the defendant manufacturers or alleged co-conspirators. Purchases made directly from a defendant or alleged co-conspirator are not included. Persons or businesses who purchased directly from a defendant manufacturer or alleged co-conspirator should visit http://www.crtdirectpurchaserantitrustsettlement.com/ for additional information.
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.