Sharp LCD TVDetails on how to file a claim for the LCD panel class action lawsuit settlement have finally been released. If you purchased a laptop, computer monitor or television with a flat-panel LCD display between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006 manufactured by Toshiba, LG, AU Optronics, Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi, Epson, Chimei, Chunghwa or HannStar, you may be eligible to receive at least $25 cash from the class action settlement.

The LCD monitor settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, that alleges the LCD manufacturers listed above engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize the prices of TFT-LCD flat panels, resulting in consumers overpaying for TVs, laptops and computer monitors containing the panels. The Defendants deny any wrongdoing, but have agreed to pay a combined $1.1 billion class action lawsuit settlement to provide refunds to U.S. consumers.

The LCD class action settlement only covers consumers who purchased INDIRECTLY from these companies. “Indirectly” means that you purchased an LCD panel in a television, monitor or notebook computer from someone other than the manufacturer of that panel (such as at Best Buy, Amazon.com, etc.). The states covered under the LCD class action settlement include:

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Hawaii
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin

To receive a cash refund from the LCD class action settlement, you must submit a claim form to the Settlement Administrator on or before December 6, 2012. Claim forms can be submitted online at www.LCDClass.com.

The amount of money you will receive from the settlement will be based on how many claims are filed as well as the number/type of LCD flat panel product you purchased, but the minimum amount you will receive is $25. A claim for the purchase of an LCD flat panel TV will be given twice the value as a claim for the purchase of a monitor or notebook computer.

Payments will be distributed after the Court grants final approval of the LCD panel settlement and any appeals are resolved. A Final Fairness Hearing is set for November 29, 2012.

Claim forms and more information on your rights in the LCD Panel Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.LCDClass.com.

UPDATE 4/14/14: Distribution of funds from the LCD class action settlement has been delayed by appeals. The Settlement Administrator is estimating that the appeals will not be resolved until 2015 to 2018. Read more.

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36 Comments

  • Anonymous August 16, 2012

    Won 1.1 billion……and people will get 25.00…..damn somebody is getting paid…..but not the consumers

  • Anonymous August 21, 2012

    I’m really tired of all these lawauits that affect people nationwide, yet only certain states are included. I’ve actually bought 3 flat panels during the settlement period, but because I live in VA I cant reclaim any money I was overcharged. Too many others are in the same situation.

  • Anonymous August 21, 2012

    Brian, it states the consumer will get a minimum of $25.00 based on how many claims are sent in. You might get more! Think positive and if these people had not done their job, we would get nothing. They deserve something for their effort, it’s how they earn their living, just like we expect to get paid for what we do at work. I am grateful for their effort and for the ability to submit a claim. :)

  • Anonymous August 21, 2012

    I would like to know why residents of Colorado are excluded? Just explain why.
    Thank you,
    Bob

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012

    Stop telling everyone about the settlement u idiots. They are getting so many claims we’ll be lucky to get $2.

  • Anonymous August 27, 2012

    I really thinks it nice because youre getting something back. we work hard a that we deserve, Whether its 1 dollar or 25 its still worth it.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2012

    Is there anything that a person living in one of the states not included can do?

  • Anonymous September 15, 2012

    I hope everyone enjoyed emailing all their friends regarding the settlement. They already have over 5 million 7 million claims. Facebook “likes” have grown 3 fold in past 60 days. The days people could get payment for settlements are over. To many people are trying to be nice and send emails to everyone and now that the word is out all the money is being spread to thin. Thanks everyone for ruining it for everyone INCLUDING YOURSELF.
    Stop telling everyone. This LCD check will be maybe enough for a Big Mac and I’m not joking.

  • Anonymous October 25, 2012

    I am floored by the stupidity of some the commenters on here. Go back to University and learn something…it is in the settlement that one cannot receive less than 25$ so no matter who you tell it will be at least 25$. Before I filled out my claim I READ the settlement and the website. I amazes me how many people refuse to READ the info and just want easy $$$$. What a bunch of lazy ass losers…All Sheeple to the Gov. I suppose you expect free everything else too.

  • Anonymous November 24, 2012

    I’m one of the IL residents who purchased the monitor in MO. $899.99, Why must I live in one of the the states listed. Must be more lawyers lining their pockets.

  • anita January 22, 2013

    when will they send the checks out

  • Greg 2 March 5, 2013

    Good article in Star Tribune in Minn. about the claim, did you know in the “Plan of Distribution” it says quote..” Although the $25 minimum is a reasonable estimate, the actual amount cannot be determined until all claims have been processed. A maximum payment amount of three times a claimant’s estimated money damages also will apply.”, it is on the site.

  • no hope April 17, 2013

    Well, I emailed and asked, they still are saying this “Payments will be distributed after the Court grants final approval to the new Settlements and after any appeals are resolved. If the Court approves the New Settlements after a hearing on November 29, 2012, there may be appeals. We don’t know how much time it could take to resolve any appeals that may be filed. There has not yet been a ruling on this hearing.

    We are currently processing claims that have been/are being received. If we need any further information to process your claim we will contact you via mail.

    The website will be updated as we receive further information. This is the most current, accurate information that we have at this time.” and I checked Pacer, there is no ruling on the November 29, 2012 hearing posted yet either, in fact no documents show filed since 10/12/12, no appeals showing filed either though so until the Judge gets to work and makes a ruling, no one gets a flipping dime….

  • o k May 22, 2013

    This is in appeal proceedings according to PACER.

  • jennell June 9, 2013

    I spoke with the claim administrator and was told that there was an appeal filed it could takes weeks even months to resolve the appeal most cases take up to about one year to resolve hopefully the appeal was denied and the checks are finally on the way latest update.

  • Angel June 11, 2013

    HEY ! JENNELL THANKS FOR THE UPDATE.

  • Angel June 23, 2013

    STILL NO, NEWS ON THE SETTLEMENT. I HOPE THIS MEANS A BIG! PAY OUT.

  • iris July 21, 2013

    I just read the Update on the LCD SETTLEMENT WEBSITE, and apparently on 7-12-13 the court/judge approved distribution and payments are supposed to go out this month for claims already submitted. According to the site.

  • Angel July 23, 2013

    THANK YOU. IRIS FOR THE INFOR.

  • Angel July 25, 2013

    CHECKS WENT OUT ON JULY, 23 2013

  • andy July 25, 2013

    the checks that went out on the 23rd were for the direct purchasers not consumers..the consumers have been appealed

  • alflo July 25, 2013

    cosumers are direct purchasers

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  • Mary M. August 28, 2013

    My sister got a nice size check yesterday. But when I call them about the claim, all I got was a recording. saying they didn’t have a date for sending out checks. she just move last month and they had her new address on check. She said she never contact them with her new address. She was shock. I hope I get a Check.

  • Mary M. August 28, 2013

    My sister got a nice size check yesterday. But when I call them about the claim, all I got was a recording. saying they didn’t have a date for sending out checks. she just move last month and they had her new address on check. She said she never contact them with her new address. She was shock. I hope I get a Check.

  • Angel August 31, 2013

    HI. MARY WAS YOUR SISTER AN INDIRECT PURCHASE.

  • Mary M. September 2, 2013

    Angel, I have no idea. she said her son file a claim for her. Her son haven’t receive a check either.

  • Angel September 4, 2013

    OK, THANKS MARY.

  • Debra J Gonzales September 7, 2013

    I keep getting these forms to fill out for my refunds, but yet I am not getting any Information on this suit, it has been awhile since I filed the first one, on th internet
    and here are the IDNO’S: that I was sent,
    1st IDNO: 102860984, 2nd IDNO:102894118, 3rd IDNO:102912645,
    all I would like to know is this ever going to be settled out or are you all just yanking our chains and we are never going to see the money for our merchandise that we purchased I have signed up for the news letter updates and neve got any of those, I have called and ask questions and never got any answers on those.

    So all I am asking is can anyone give us answers on to when this is going to end.

    Why? did the Stores get their MONEY first? this is wrong and we as the consumer should have gotten our money first they put up the sales to draw us in knowing that they were marking up the electronics no matter what it is, this is no different than a car sales person marking up that car 1,000.00 just to get that extra commission in their pockets, they knew what they were doing.

    Please respond to my email AT: dgbanning2@msn.com,
    or dgbanning2@hotmail.com.

  • ANGEL October 7, 2013

    THE DIRECT PURCHASERS GOT MILLIONS. I HOPE THE INDRIECT PURCHASERS GET MILLIONS TO ARE LEAST THOUSANDS. THANK GOD FOR OUR MILLIONS. THANKS, AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERY ONE THAT FILED A CLAIM.

  • janell_carr October 24, 2013

    I hope that the appeal is n resolved the clams are processed and ready to be mailed hopefully this will make a good Christmas gift good luck to all that filed a claim

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA October 24, 2013

    YES! SOME MILLIONS WOULD B NICE FOR CHRISTMAS. THANK GOD FOR OUR MILLIONS.

  • Kay February 10, 2014

    Does anyone know if the checks have been received for indirect purchases?

  • keith February 27, 2014

    me thinks the settlement for consumers is going to take a long long time,maybe b-4 the next ice age perhaps

  • jennell March 6, 2014

    I spoke t the administrator an was told there is one appeal still filed

  • jennell March 19, 2014

    hopefully it is the distribution appeal I was told that all of the remaining defendants have already agreed to settle.

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