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Overview of Settlements

If You Bought a TV, Monitor, or Notebook Computer
that Contained aN LCD Flat Panel Screen
Lawsuits And Settlements Totaling ALMOST $1.1 billion May Affect You

This website provides information about litigation and Settlements benefiting consumers (individuals or businesses) that indirectly purchased an LCD Flat Panel which has been incorporated into a television, monitor or notebook computer.  Consumers in 24 states and the District of Columbia may qualify to receive a cash payment for purchases between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006.

 “INDIRECTLY” means that you purchased an LCD panel in a television, monitor or notebook computer from someone other than the manufacturer of that panel.  For example, if you purchased a Samsung LCD television from Best Buy during the Class Period, you made an INDIRECT purchase of the LCD Flat Panel from Defendant Samsung.  If you purchased televisions, monitors and notebook computers with LCD Flat Panels INDIRECTLY from the Defendants, this website will provide you with information as it is available. 

On July 11, 2012, the Court granted final approval to seven Settlements totaling over $538 Million. On April 3, 2013, the Court granted final approval to the last three Settlements totaling $543.5 Million.  To review the Settlement Agreements, click here.  To review the Court Orders, click here.  The combined amount of all ten Settlements is almost $1.1 Billion.

 All ten Settlements now have final approval by the Court.  However, there are appeals pending related to the Settlements and therefore, no payments can be made until all the appeals have been resolved.  The appeals process is anticipated to be lengthy.  Updates will be posted on this site as they become available.

In order to receive a payment, you must file a valid claim.  The claim filing deadline was December 6, 2012 and has passed.  You may still file a claim, but there is no guarantee that claims filed after December 6, 2012 will be accepted.

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ELIGIBLE CLASS MEMBERS MAY NOW FILE A CLAIM

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY AND TO SUBMIT A CLAIM TO SHARE IN THE SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS.   It is expected that the minimum payment to eligible class members that submit a valid claim will be $25.00.  THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM WAS DECEMBER 6, 2012 AND HAS NOW PASSED.  THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT CLAIMS FILED AFTER DECEMBER 6, 2012 WILL BE ACCEPTED.

On August 8, 2012, a Notice was published describing your rights pertaining to the three Settlements to be considered by the Court on November 29, 2012 (the "Fairness Hearing").  An earlier Notice was published on February 13, 2012 which explains your rights and related to the first seven Settlements.  With limited exceptions, the February 13, 2012  Notice provided class members an opportunity to request exclusion from the Classes and the Attorneys General Actions.  The August 8, 2012 Notice provided a specific group of individuals and businesses an opportunity to request exclusion from the Classes and the Attorneys General Actions.  If you did not exclude yourself, you have given up your right to sue the Defendants on your own for the claims in this case.  To view the notices, click here.

IMPORTANT DATES

Statewide Damages Class Period:

January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2006                               

Nationwide Injunctive Class Period:

January 1, 1999 - February 13, 2012

Claim Filing Deadline:

The deadline to file a claim was December 6, 2012 and

has now passed.  There is no guarantee that claims 

filed after December 6, 2012 will be accepted.

Exclusion (limited rights):

To determine if you are able to exclude yourself, click here and
read the Notice at Question 13 on pages 6-7.

Expired Deadline

October 9, 2012              

Objections:

You can only object to the AU Optronics,
LG Display and Toshiba Settlements.        

Expired Deadline

October 9, 2012     

Fairness Hearing:

Passed.

November 29, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. PST

There are also Settlements and ongoing litigation involving TFT-LCDs purchased DIRECTLY from manufacturers of TFT-LCD panels and products. If you purchased DIRECTLY from the manufacturers, please visit the LCD Direct Purchaser Class website at www.tftlcdclassaction.com for more information.

On July 11, 2012, the Court entered an Order on Plaintiffs’ Counsel’s Motion for Reimbursement of Expenses, directing counsel to submit copies of the invoices for which reimbursement is requested.  The invoices have been submitted to the Court.  On April 1, 2013, the Court awarded attorneys' fees , reimbursement of expenses and incentive awards.  To view the final judgments, click here.

 

 


The detailed notices are now available for download in Spanish.

los avisos detallados están disponibles para descarga en español.
Para obtener copias de los avisos detallados, por favor haga click
aquí.



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