Purchasers of LCD TVs, laptops encouraged to file claim

MADISON -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is reminding eligible purchasers of LCD flat screen TVs, monitors and laptops to file a claim to recover what is rightfully theirs. This, under the billion-dollar settlement reached with 10 leading electronics manufacturers that settled lawsuits involving an illegal conspiracy to raise prices for the LCD flat panel screens used in televisions, monitors and laptop computers. 

Van Hollen says the class action settlements total approximately $1.1 billion and provide cash back to consumers and businesses that bought widely used LCD (thin-film, transistor liquid crystal display) screens.

Eligible consumers will be able to collect $25, $100, $200 or more by answering a few simple questions about the number of LCD flat screen TVs, monitors, and laptops they bought from 1999 to 2006.  The exact amount of each payment will depend upon the number of products purchased and the number of claims filed.  No receipts or other documents are required for small claims.

Consumers have until December 6, 2012 to file a claim.  Claims can be filed online at www.LCDclass.com. To get more information about the settlements or to file a claim online, visit www.LCDclass.com or call the LCD settlement notice administrator at 1-855-225-1886.