Illinois CRT Settlement
- Filing available online or through the mail
- Frequently Asked Questions are provided
- Administrator contact information available
Allegations that a group of companies conspired to control the price of a certain product is often the first ingredient in the legal concoction known as the antitrust class action lawsuit. One such type of legal action is the case called Illinois v. Hitachi Ltd., et al. The lawsuit is based on allegations that the Defendants (Hitachi, LG, Philips, Philips, Toshiba, and Panasonic) cooked up a plan to raise, maintain, or stabilize the prices of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) which in turn resulted in overcharges to consumers. At this point it should be made crystal clear that the Defendants deny the conspiracy allegations and also deny that indirect purchasers were over charged for the products in question. The court has yet to making any final ruling on merits of either sides’ arguments and the case has come to a pending settlement for a whopping $36 MILLION (settlement does not include Defendants Toshiba and Panasonic). Those who believe they are eligible to take part in the settlement can begin an online claim by going to the Illinois CRT Settlement page and clicking the File Claim tab.
Anything else I should know before I quit reading and go file a claim?
- The CRTs must have been purchased between March 1st, 1995 and November 25th, 2007
- July 12th, 2018 is the deadline by which claims must be filed (either online or through mail)
- Those who plan on filing an exclusion request must do so by the March 12th, 2018 deadline
- The maximum amount an individual can recover is up to $20 for a TV and $60 for a monitor
- Class Members who do not take action will receive nothing and also give up the right to sue
Class Members who are wondering what on earth a CRT is can get a better idea of what the TV’s and monitors using the technology look like by taking a peek at the images posted under the What is a cathode ray tube? section of the notice. Those with questions regarding the lawsuit can help themselves by reviewing the extensive Frequently Asked Questions section of the Illinois CRT Settlement page. Class Members should keep in mind that mailed claim forms and exclusion requests should be posted-marked NO LATER than the previously mentioned deadlines and sent directly to the Claims Administrator. The Claims Administrator can also be contacted by those with questions that have gone unanswered after reviewing the FAQs.
Claims Administrator Contact Information
- PO Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041