CRT Indirect Purchaser Class Action Settlements

IN RE: CRT ANTITRUST LITIGATION (MDL 1917)

CRT PRODUCT END USERS

This is the official Court-approved website for the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Indirect Purchaser Class Action Settlements.

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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Important Dates

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 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. This Order has been appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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 16, 2016

The District Court issued its Order Granting Final Approval of the Plan of Distribution of the Chunghwa Settlement Fund. A copy of the Court's Order is available here. This Order has been appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Note: The Court has not yet decided whether end user claims filed after the December 7, 2015, deadline (or the June 30, 2016, deadline for natural persons who reside in California) will be paid.

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.