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.

UPDATE 7/24/14: All appeals have been resolved and payments could go out at early as September or October 2014. More info.

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Please note: Top Class Actions is not a settlement administrator or law firm. Top Class Actions is a legal news source that reports on class action lawsuits, class action settlements, drug injury lawsuits and product liability lawsuits. Top Class Actions does not process claims and we cannot advise you on the status of any class action settlement claim. You must contact the settlement administrator or your attorney for any updates regarding your claim status, claim form or questions about when payments are expected to be mailed out.

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43 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.

  • Sylvester March 28, 2014

    Dear Claimant:

    You are being sent this email because you filed a claim in the LCD Indirect Purchaser Class Action Settlement. This email is to provide an update on the court proceedings in this case which directly affect when payments will be disbursed under the Settlement.

    As of April 2013, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had granted Final Approval of settlements with all of the Defendants in this case. Soon thereafter, appeals were filed by individuals/entities who had objected to the settlements, which appeals are currently pending in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Based on experience with that court, it is expected that those appeals will not be scheduled for oral argument until the winter or spring of 2015, at the earliest. After oral argument, it could take one to three years for the entire appeal process to be finally concluded.

    Unfortunately, distribution of Settlement Funds cannot occur until after the appeals are all resolved. Hence, at this point, the date of the distribution is unknown but could be delayed for years.

    Receipt of this email does not mean that your claim has been deemed eligible. We are continuing to review claims and we will contact you if your claim is deficient or additional information is needed. If you would like to know if anything further is needed for your claim, or if you have questions regarding the Court proceedings, please feel free to email the Notice Administrator at info@lcdclass.com or call the toll-free hotline at 1-855-225-1886. Additionally, if you change addresses, please let us know.

    Please visit the website, http://www.lcdclass.com for future updates and the status of the court proceedings.

    Thank you,

    Notice Administrator
    LCD Indirect Settlements
    P.O. Box 8025
    Faribault, MN 55021-9425
    1-855-225-1886

  • jennell April 16, 2014

    The wait is on. 2015 to 2018 WOW!!!

    • Robert July 24, 2014

      DAMM YOUR IN THIS ONE TOO !!!

  • lturn108 July 6, 2014

    june 13, 2014 all appeals have dismissed. distribution expected in the fall 2014. the website has updated. this is the LCD indirect purchase.

  • claimer51 July 7, 2014

    Its a shame that the rules were broken in this instance by the court administrator…if the deadline for filing claims was December 12, 2012, why are claims still being accepted up to June 14, 2014…those who followed the rules and submitted timely claims are the ones being short changed here, this judge should do the right thing and only honor those claims that were timely filed.

  • JULIA July 24, 2014

    UPDATE ON COURT PROCEEDINGS/DISTRIBUTION: Final Approval of settlements with all of the Defendants was granted in this case in April, 2013. Soon thereafter, appeals were filed by individuals/entities who had objected to the settlements. The last of those appeals was dismissed on June 13, 2014.

    The Settlement Administrator, Rust Consulting, is now completing the final processing of claims that have been filed. Counsel for the Classes, and the State Attorneys General which joined this settlement, plan to request approval from the Court by October 1, 2014, to distribute the funds. Following Court approval, all valid claims will be paid. (A copy of that motion will be posted at this website.)

    The Settlement Administrator will provide periodic up-dates regarding distribution issues every 45 days.

    The distribution of Settlement Funds is expected to occur later in the fall of 2014.

  • Top Class Actions July 24, 2014

    UPDATE: All appeals have been resolved and payments could go out at early as September or October 2014. More info.

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