Hawaii Consumers of LCD Flat Screens Part of Price Fixing SettlementNovember 29, 2012, 11:57 AM HST (Updated November 29, 2012, 12:02 PM)
Big Island residents who purchased a LCD flat screen TV, laptop, or monitor between 1999 and 2006 may be eligible for a refund as part of a $1.1 billion settlement fund.
The suit was filed against ten different manufacturers, including Epson, LG, Sharp, Samsung, and Toshiba. It alleges that the manufacturers set prices artificially high.
Consumers and businesses in Hawaii and 23 other states and the District of Columbia may be able to collect $25, $100, $200 or more by answering a few simple questions about the LCD flat screen TVs, monitors, and laptops they purchased.
No receipts or other documents are required for small claims. The deadline to file a claim is next week on December 6.
The 24 states involved in the 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 and Wisconsin.
To see if you qualify for a claim and to learn more about the settlement, go to www.lcdclass.com.