Dec 5, 2012 4:20 PM
TUCSON - If you purchased an LCD flat screen TV, computer monitor, and/or laptop between 1999 and 2006, you may be entitled to a cash refund from a billion dollar settlement fund.
The fund is made up of settlements with ten LCD flat panel manufacturers over an illegal conspiracy to raise the price of the screens used in televisions, monitors, and laptop computers, according to a news release from representatives for LCDClass.com.
Time is running out, however: the deadline to file a claim Thursday, December 6, 2012.
"Consumers and businesses can get a considerable amount of money as a result of this settlement," said Co-Lead Class Counsel Joseph M. Alioto. "We encourage you to file your claim online before the December 6th deadline."
Eligible customers could collect between $25 and $200 from the settlement fund, depending on the number of LCD screens purchased. Businesses that made large LCD purchases could recoup thousands of dollars, representatives stated.
To file a claim, you must have been a resident in one of the following 24 settling states, or the District of Columbia, at the time of purchase: 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.
The easiest way to file a claim is to use the online claim form at www.LCDclass.com. The process consists of a few questions about the number of LCD screens purchased between 1999 and 2006.