Optical Disk Drive Settlement,Money Back For Your Electronics

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants engaged in a unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize the prices of Optical Disk Drives (ODDs). This resulted on plaintiffs paying higher prices for devices containing ODDs.

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There’s two differen classes in this class action settlement. The first is those who purchased ODDs directly from Hitachi-LG Data Storage from 1/1/2004 through 12/21/2011. The second class who probably includes most people, is people who purchased optical disk drives or electronic devices that contain them from Panasonic, NEC Corporation, Phillips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS), Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp. (TSST), Sony Corporation, BenQ Corporation, TEAC Corporation, Quanta Storage Inc. (QSI), and Pioneer Corporation from 1/1/2004 through 1/1/2010.

Optical Disk Drive Devices include devices incorporating Optical Disk Drives such as desktop computers, mobile/laptop computers, videogame consoles, CD players/recorders, DVD players/recorders, and Blu-Ray disc players/recorders. So in this day and age, most people have probably purchased a device with an ODD.

The HLDS Settlement (the first group) has a total Settlement Fund of $26 million. The Panasonic Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $5.75 million. The NEC Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $6.15 million. The PLDS Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $15 million. The TSST Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $9.2 million. The Sony Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $6 million. The BenQ Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $0.875 million. The TEAC Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $1.325 million. The QSI Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $0.4 million. The Pioneer Settlement has a total Settlement Fund of $4.2 million.

You DO NOT need to attach documentation. However, you must keep copies of your purchase order(s), invoice(s), or other documentation of your purchase(s) in case verification of your claim is necessary.

Claims will be valued as follows

  • ODDs will be valued at 100% of their purchase price
  • Desktop or laptop computer: $32
  • Sony PlayStation 2: $20
  • Sony PlayStation 3: $73
  • CD player/recorder: $15
  • DVD player/recorder: $20
  • Blu-Ray player/recorder: $73

Settlement Details

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