Optical Disk Drive Settlement, Payments Sent Out

Optical Disk Drive Settlement

Optical Disk Drive Settlement Payments Sent Out

Update (Jun. 11, 2022) – Emails have been sent out today with payments. Subject is “Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Settlement: Your Digital Payment is Ready”. Click the link in the email and choose the gift card option you prefer. The choices are:

  • Virtual Mastercard Debit Card
  • Amazon gift card
  • Target gift card
  • Starbucks gift card

Update (May 28, 2022) – Emails have been sent out today with information about payment.

Beginning June 6th, 2022, payments for the final settlement of Optical Disk Drive Settlement, Case No. 3:10-md-2143 RS, will be sent out.

You will receive an email payment notice for $XX.xx for your claim. We received more claims than anticipated, which lowered the originally expected payout amounts on the fixed settlement fund.

For reference, your payment will come from the email payments@mail.theoddsettlement.com and you will be able to instantly select from one of several digital payment options. No Application download or registration will be required to receive your funds.

What’s The Settlement About

Original article (Jan 27, 2017) – This Optical Disk Drive Settlement is regarding a conspiracy involving ODD suppliers to fix, maintain, or stabilize the prices of ODDs at artificially high levels in violation of federal and state antitrust laws. ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive.

Optical Disk Drive Settlement

Who’s Eligible?

You may be part of the Settlement Class if you are an individual or business who purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer. Purchase must have been made between April 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008 for your own use and not for resale.

You must be a resident of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.

You do not need to have a proof-of-purchase or retain the item to participate in the settlements.

How Much Do I Get?

The settlements provide for $124.5 million in recovery for class members. Specifically:

  • The Panasonic Settlement provides for a $16.5 million to a settlement fund.
  • The NEC Settlement provides for a $6.5 million settlement fund.
  • The Sony Settlement provides for a $28.5 million settlement fund.
  • The HLDS Settlement provides for a $73 million settlement fund.

You will receive up to $10/drive but it will be pro-rated based on number of claims. Lots of people will qualify for this rebate, and many will have made more than one purchase, so it will probably be less than $10.

You must submit a claim by July 1st, 2017. Deadline has been extended till October 30, 2017.

RebatesMe $35 bonus

Settlement Details

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