Optical Disk Drive - Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Did you purchase a Computer, Laptop Computer or Stand-Alone Device containing an Optical Disk Drive between April 1, 2003 & December 31, 2008?

You may eligible to receive a payment

Background Information

 Allegations waged by the plaintiffs are that the Defendants and co-conspirators engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain and stabilize the prices of optical disc drives (ODD’s). In this matter, purchasers of 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 allege that certain companies engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, or stabilize the price of ODDs at artificially high levels in violation of federal and state antitrust laws. Plaintiffs allege that, as a result of the unlawful conspiracy involving ODD’s, they and other direct purchasers paid more for ODD’s and ODD devices than they would have paid in the absence of the conspiracy. 

Settlement Total
$124,500,000
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
4/1/03 - through 12/31/08
Eligible Purchase Dates
Deadline

0

days
Deadline

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: October 30, 2017


Defendants+

Sony Corporation

Sony Optiarc, Inc.

Sony Optiarc America, Inc.

NEC Corporation

Sony NEC Opticarc Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America

LG Electronics

LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. (HLDS)

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea (HLDS)

Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba America Info Systems

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Samsung Electronics America

Toshiba Samsung Storage Tech Corp

Lite-On IT Corp of Taiwan

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

BenQ Corporation

BenQ America Corporation

TEAC Corporation

TEAC America, Inc.

Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation of North America

Sony Electronics, Inc.

Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions USA

Pioneer Corporation (Indirect)

Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp


Eligible States+

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

Wisconsin


Settlements to Date+

Panasonic
$16,500,000
NEC
$6,500,000
SONY
$28,500,000
HLDS
$73,000,000


Disclaimer

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. For additional information, class members may visit https://www.opticaldiskdriveantitrust.com/#one, the court approved website for this case.

 

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