If your company directly purchased Cathode Ray Tubes and/or products which contained Cathode Ray Tubes from March 1, 1995 through November 25, 2007, you may be entitled to a significant settlement resulting from a class action lawsuit.
Class Action Case: In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No, 1917
Court Approved Website: www.crtdirectpurchaserantitrustsettlement.com
Current Settlement Amount: $149.2 million
Claim Submission Deadline: December 10, 2015
Case Summary: Defendants allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to fix the prices of CRT products for a period several years, and as a consequence direct purchasers of CRT products were overcharged. Seven Defendants have settled, and litigation continues with the remaining Defendants. When the remaining Defendants settle, additional future settlements may become available. No money will be distributed to any Settlement Class Member yet. The lawyers will pursue the lawsuit against the non-settling defendants to see if any future settlements or judgments can be obtained in the case and then be distributed together, to reduce expenses.
Settlement Class Members: All persons or entities who, from March 1, 1995 to November 25, 2007, purchased CRT products directly from Defendants.
CRT Products: CRT products are items such as color display tubes, color picture tubes and monochrome display tubes, which were commonly, used in televisions and computer monitors.
Direct Purchaser: A direct purchaser is a company that purchased and made payment directly to the Defendants and not to a broker or distributor. Purchases via a broker, distributor, or another party would constitute an indirect purchase (Indirect purchases are the subject of a separate settlement).
Defendants: Thomson SA (now known as Technicolor SA); Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. (now known as Technicolor USA, Inc.); Technologies Displays Americas LLC (formerly known as Thomson Displays Americas LLC); Videocon Industries, Ltd.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. (formerly known as Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.); Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. (formerly known as Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.); LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., LG Electronics Taiwan Taipei Co., Ltd., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Philips Electronics Industries (Taiwan), Ltd., Philips da Amazonia Industria Electronica Ltda., LP Displays International, Ltd. f/k/a LG.Philips Displays, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Samsung SDI America, Inc., Samsung SDI Mexico S.A. de C.V., Samsung SDI Brasil Ltda., Shenzhen Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Tianjin Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Samsung SDI Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., Panasonic Corporation f/k/a Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation of North America, MT Picture Display Co., Ltd., Beijing-Matsushita Color CRT Company, Ltd. (BMCC), Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Displays, Ltd. (n/k/a Japan Display Inc.), Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc., Hitachi America, Ltd., Hitachi Asia, Ltd., Tatung Company of America, Inc., Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., Chunghwa Picture Tubes (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., IRICO Group Corporation, IRICO Display Devices Co., Ltd., IRICO Group Electronics Co., Ltd., Thai CRT Company, Ltd., Daewoo Electronics Corporation f/k/a Daewoo Electronics Company, Ltd., Daewoo International Corporation, Irico Group Corporation, Irico Group Electronics Co., Ltd., and Irico Display Devices Co., Ltd.