Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) - Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Did your Company purchase CRT prouducts such as actual Cathode Ray Tubes, CRT Computer Monitors or CRT Televisions between January 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007?

You may be entitled to substantial payment based upon the total dollar expenditure of your firm.

Settlement Total
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
3/1/95 - through 11/25/07
Eligible Purchase Dates



Background Information

From at least March 1, 1995 through November 25, 2007, Plaintiffs allege that in order to maintain price stability, increase profitability, and decrease the erosion of pricing in the CRT market, defendants conspired, combined and contracted to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price at which CRTproducts were sold in the United States.

Defendants are among the leading manufacturers of (a) color picture tubes (CPTs), which are cathode ray tubes (CRTs) used primarily in color televisions; (b) color display tubes (CDTs) which are CRTs used primarily in color computer monitors; and (c) electronic devices containing CPTs (such as televisions) or CDT’s (such as computer monitors). 

Settlement Information

Filing Deadline: May 29, 2017

Direct Purchaser Class+

All persons and entities who, between March 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007, directly purchased a CRT Product in the United States from any defendant or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any co-conspirator. Excluded from the class are defendants; their parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, any co-conspirators, all governmental entities, and any judges or justices assigned to hear any aspect of this action.


CPT or “Chunghwa” means Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Daewoo” means Daewoo International Corporation and Daewoo Electronics Corporation f/k/a Daewoo Electronics Company, Ltd.

Hitachi” means Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Hitachi America, Ltd., Hitachi Asia, Ltd., Hitachi Electronics Devices (USA), and Shenzhen SEG Hitachi Color Display Devices, Ltd.

Irico” means Irico Group Corporation, Irico Group Electronics Co., Ltd., and Irico Display Devices Co., Ltd.

LG” means LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., and LG Electronics Taiwan Taipei Co., Ltd.

LPD” means LP Displays International, Ltd.

Mitsubishi” means Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. (f/k/a Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.); Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. (f/k/a Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.)

Panasonic” means Panasonic Corporation, f/k/a Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electronic Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co.; MT Picture Display Co., Ltd., f/k/a Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd.; and Beijing-Matsushita Color CRT Company, Ltd. 

Philips” means Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Philips Electronics North America Corp.; Philips Electronics Industries (Taiwan), Ltd.; Philips da Amazonia Industria Electronica Ltda.; Philips Electronics Industries Ltd.; and Philips Consumer Electronics Co.

Samsung” means Samsung SDI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.; Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. f/k/a Samsung Display Device Company; 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 Electronics Co., Ltd.; and Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samtel” means Samtel Color, Ltd.

Tatung” means Tatung Company of America, Inc.

Thai CRT” means Thai CRT Company, Ltd.

Thomson” means Technicolor USA, Inc. (f/k/a Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.); Technicolor SA (f/k/a Thomson SA); Videocon Industries, Ltd.; and Technologies Displays Americas LLC (f/k/a Thomson Displays Americas LLC)


Round 1:         $139,450,000       Deadline was December 10, 2015 (Please Contact Our Office Regarding Late Claims)

CPT                    $10,000,000

Philips                $27,000,000

Panasonic          $17,500,000

LG (incl. Zenith) $25,000,000

Toshiba              $13,500,000

Hitachi                $13,450,000

Samsung SDI     $33,000,000

Round 2:            $ 84,750,000    Deadline TBA

Mitsubishi            $75,000,000

Thomson-TDA   $9,750,000


Disclaimer Client is aware that claim forms are now available from the Class Administrator. Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, but may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. For additional information class members may visit, the court approved website for this case.


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