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*** IMPORTANT UPDATE***

The claims filing deadline was October 4, 2016.

New claims are not being accepted. 

The Illinois Attorney General is pursuing the lawsuit against the Non-Settling Defendant and may wait until completion of the litigation before any claims are paid. The Illinois Attorney General believes that money could be paid by the Non‑Settling Defendant through settlement or as a result of winning the lawsuit. 

All funds received in this case will be distributed together at the conclusion of the lawsuit or as ordered by the Court. Please be patient.

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If You Are an Illinois Resident Who Bought a TV, Monitor, Notebook Computer, Cell Phone, MP3 Player, or Other Product Containing a Flat Panel Screen between January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2006, this Lawsuit May Affect You.

The information contained on this web page is only a summary of information presented in more detail in the Notice, which you can access by clicking here. Since this website is just a summary, you should review the Notice for additional details.

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There is a lawsuit involving the price of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal-display (“TFT-LCD”) Flat Panels purchased indirectly from the Defendants. “Indirectly” means that you purchased the TFT-LCD Flat Panel from someone other than the company that manufactured the component TFT-LCD Flat Panel. In most cases, this means that you bought a product containing a TFT-LCD Flat Panel from a retailer.

The lawsuit was brought by the Illinois Attorney General on behalf of the State of Illinois and as parens patriae on behalf of Illinois consumers (including individuals and businesses) as purchasers of TVs, monitors, notebook computers, cell phones, MP3 players or other devices containing a TFT-LCD Flat Panel indirectly from the Defendants for their own use and not for resale, anytime from January 1, 1998, to December 31, 2006. Defendants deny all of the claims in the lawsuit.

Settlements have been reached with seven Defendants and one alleged co-conspirator (together called the “Settling Defendants”) and the lawsuit is continuing against the remaining Defendant (the “Non-Settling Defendant”). The settlement agreements and any applicable final approval orders can be found under the “Court Documents” link on the left.

The settlements now total over $200 million. The Settling Defendants have also agreed not to engage in the conduct that is the subject of the lawsuit and will cooperate with the litigation against Non-Settling Defendants.  The ongoing litigation is seeking money and an order prohibiting the Non-Settling Defendants’ alleged behavior that is the subject of the lawsuit.

Will I get a payment?

If you wanted to participate in the Settlements, you must have completed and submitted a Claim Form by October 4, 2016. Your claim may still be subject to verification.

More Information

For more details regarding the settlements, please reference the court documents filed in the case under the “Court Documents” link on the left.  You may also contact the A.B. Data, the claims administrator hired by the Illinois State Attorney General, for further information regarding the status of a filed claim as follows:

Claims Administrator:

By mail:

Illinois LCD Claims
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 170500
Milwaukee, WI  53217

By phone:  1-800-949-0146

By email:  info@illinoislcdsettlement.com

Please be aware that your correspondence will become a “public record” and that public records are subject to disclosure in response to requests under state law.  Personal information of individuals (address, phone number, email address, and social security number) is confidential and will not be publicly disclosed.

 

 
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