Oregon LCD & CRT Screen Antitrust Lawsuits
Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum
If you bought a TV, Monitor, or Notebook Computer with an LCD Flat Panel Screen During the Years 2002 through 2006, or a TV or Computer Monitor with a CRT Screen During the Years 1995 through 2007, You May Be Entitled to Money Back.
The Oregon Attorney General recently filed two lawsuits and many Oregonians may qualify to receive money back.
One lawsuit includes certain manufacturers of liquid crystal display (“LCD”) flat panels, which are used in some flat panel TVs, computer monitors and laptops. The second lawsuit includes certain manufacturers of cathode ray tubes (“CRT”), which are used in some TVs and computer monitors.
The LCD Lawsuit alleges that LCD manufacturers illegally agreed upon the pricing of LCD-flat panels.
The Oregon Attorney General settled with all LCD defendants for $21,505,000 (“LCD Settlements”). The State of Oregon and all Oregonians, as well as political subdivisions that purchased LCD panels incorporated in flat panel TVs, monitors or notebook computers during the years 2002 through 2006 for their use and not for resale, may be entitled to a portion of the Settlement Fund.
“Political subdivisions” includes all Oregon counties, cities, municipalities, public universities, school districts, special districts, and all other local government entities. “Oregon natural persons” means a human, not a business. An indirect purchaser is someone that purchased a product containing an LCD flat panel from someone other than the company that manufactured the flat panel component, such as from an electronics retailer or a device manufacturer other than one of the Defendants.
The CRT Lawsuit alleges that CRT manufacturers illegally agreed upon the pricing of CRTs.
Oregon has settled with five defendants for a total of $3,645,000 (“CRT Settlements”). The State of Oregon and all Oregonians who indirectly purchased during the years 1995 through 2007, for their own use and not for resale, TVs or computer monitors that include a CRT, may be entitled to a portion of the Settlement Fund.
March 18, 2017
CRT Exclusion Deadline
January 15, 2016
LCD Exclusion Deadline
To file a claim in the LCD Settlements, please click here. Only Oregon natural persons need to file claims to participate.