Class action settlements 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 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.
Individuals and businesses that:
- Purchased a CRT or a product containing a CRT, such as a TV or computer monitor, in the United States (except Illinois, Washington and Oregon) between March 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007;
- For their own use and not for resale.
Purchases made directly from a defendant or alleged co-conspirator are not included (see the list of defendants and alleged co-conspirators at www.CRTclaims.com or by calling 1-800-649-0963).
What do the Settlements provide?
There are six new Settlements totaling $541.75 million. Together with the two previously-approved settlements, the Settlement Fund is $576.75 million. Only individuals and businesses who purchased CRT Products 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, are eligible to file a claim for money. HI, NE and NV have shorter claims periods. The purchase must have been made in one of the foregoing states, but you do not have to be a resident of one of these states. The Settlements release the injunctive relief claims of purchasers of CRT Products nationwide.
The amount of money you will receive depends on the type and quantity of CRT Products you purchased and the total number of claims made. Eligible individuals and businesses are expected to get a minimum payment of $25. Large purchasers could recover many thousands of dollars.
How can I get a payment?
Claim online or by mail by December 7, 2015. The simple online Claim Form only takes 3-5 minutes for most individuals.
What are my rights?
The Court will hold a hearing to be scheduled after January 8, 2016, to consider whether to approve the Settlements and a request for attorneys’ fees up to one-third of the Settlement Fund, plus reimbursement of litigation expenses and awards to Class Representatives. This date may change so please check the website. You or your own lawyer may appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense.
For More Information: Call toll free 1-800-649-0963, visit www.CRTclaims.com, text “CRTclaims” to 97000 (text messaging rates may apply), or write to CRT Indirect Claims, c/o The Notice Company, P.O. Box 778, Hingham, MA 02043.