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This lawsuit is similar to the one for LCD monitors a few years ago where manufacturers were sued for price fixing. Most major and many minor CRT manufacturers (EXCEPT for Sony and a few others) are now paying into a settlement fund to settle the class action for specific states (see below). A minimum payout of $25 per claim is expected. Not sure if that's per claim FORM or per claimed CRT purchased between 1995 and 2007, but it SEEMS like it's per CRT claimed. The claim fund is $576 Million for this CRT class action vs $571 Million for the LCD class action that paid out big. The online form is here:

https://www.crtclaims.com/FileClaim.htm

Pessimists can pooh-pooh this like they did for the LCD class action, but the LCD class action netted me and friends with legitimate claims of a handful of LCDs $400 or MORE EACH, so this is probably worth your effort.

ELIGIBLE STATES: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin or the District of Columbia, between March 1, 1995, and November 25, 2007

PURCHASE ELIGIBILITY: You MUST have purchased the monitor/TV from a THIRD PARTY (Best Buy, Mac Connection, PC Connection, Circuit City, etc) and NOT from the manufacturer themselves.

LIST OF TV MANUFACTURERS THAT ARE PART OF THIS SETTLEMENT (Almost everyone of note who sold CRTs except Sony and Mitsubishi):
•Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.; Chunghwa Picture Tubes (Malaysia) SDN. BHD (“Chunghwa”);
•LG Electronics Inc.; LG Electronics USA, Inc.; LG Electronics Taiwan Taipei Co., Ltd. (“LG”);
•Koninklijke Philips N.V. (f/k/a Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.); Philips Electronics North America Corporation; Philips Taiwan Limited (f/k/a Philips Electronics Industries (Taiwan), Ltd.); Philips do Brasil, Ltda. (f/k/a Philips da Amazonia Industria Electronica Ltda.) (“Philips”);
•Panasonic Corporation (f/k/a Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.); Panasonic Corporation of North America; MT Picture Display Co., Ltd.; and an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation, Beijing Matsushita Color CRT Co., Ltd. (collectively “Panasonic”);
•Hitachi, Ltd.; Hitachi Displays, Ltd. (n/k/a Japan Display Inc.); Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc.; Hitachi Asia, Ltd.; Hitachi America, Ltd. (“Hitachi”);
•Toshiba Corporation; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.; Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.; Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (“Toshiba”);
•Samsung SDI Co. Ltd; Samsung SDI America, Inc.; Samsung SDI Brasil, Ltda.; Tianjin Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Samsung SDI Co., Ltd; Samsung SDI Malaysia Sdn. Bhd; Samsung SDI Mexico S.A. de C.V. (“Samsung SDI”);
•Technicolor SA (f/k/a Thomson SA); Technicolor USA, Inc. (f/k/a Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.) (“Thomson”);
•Technologies Displays Americas LLC (f/k/a Thomson Americas LLC) (“TDA”).

TV Manufacturers ACCUSED but NOT INCLUDED AT THIS POINT ARE:

•LG.Philips Displays, a/k/a LP Displays International, Ltd.
•IRICO Group Corporation; IRICO Display Devices Co., Ltd.; and IRICO Group Electronics Co., Ltd.
•Thai CRT Company, Ltd.
•Samtel Color, Ltd.
•Orion Electric Company, Ltd.
•Videocon Industries, Ltd.
•Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.; and Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Americas, Inc.
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Last Edited by andyk October 21, 2015 at 08:52 AM
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claims are based on the geographic location of the retailer (for in person purchases) or the purchaser or the retailer (for online purchases)
So for example if you mailed ordered a CRT from a retailer in California while you were living in Colorado, you may still qualify.

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i dont have a receipt. how hard is it to claim?
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i dont have a receipt. how hard is it to claim?
You didn't need to for the LCD Class action if you had a "reasonable" claim. This one says they'll audit large claims, so I'm *assuming* that if you are claiming 1-4 or so there's a very VERY small (if not nonexistent) chance of them wanting a receipt. The claim fund is $576 million. I doubt they're going to worry about proof of purchase for a $100 claim (4 CRTS in the 12 year period the action covers).
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Seems like a small fund for a settlement that most people will honestly qualify for.

I guessed low and put 5 even though its probably closer to 10. I went through a ton of monitors but don't have any receipts. Thanks for the heads up.
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Seems like a small fund for a settlement that most people will honestly qualify for.
A lot of people said that about the LCD Class action (which was a similar fund at $571 Million), but I guess lots of people just didn't end up filing or something. That's the single biggest class action check I've ever received. NO ONE I know was expecting the size of checks that went out - some got north of $1000, though most were in the $300-$400 range amongst people I know. We'll see what happens. After that LCD class check, I don't count ANY of these out...
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FYI
"EITHER the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number OR the Date of Birth of the Class Member must be provided (please select the information to be provided):
Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) Date of Birth"
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FYI
"EITHER the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number OR the Date of Birth of the Class Member must be provided (please select the information to be provided):
Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) Date of Birth"
Nooo. Was going to use the dog name.
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Seems like a small fund for a settlement that most people will honestly qualify for.
Don't forget that the legal counsel representing us has requested $200,370,525.57 of the $576,750,000.00 as payment for legal counsel, expenses, etc. laugh out loud

Per Page 39: https://www.crtclaims.com/docs/No...20Fees.pdf
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Not for me in SC, but thank you much for posting----repped.
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I guess it's ok they screwed us in CT. No repercussions for them here.
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Nooo. Was going to use the dog name.
your dog still has a DoB, ;-)
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I guess it's ok they screwed us in CT. No repercussions for them here.
Was thinking the same thing. Like, huh?!
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Well, I had 5 for me and 5 for my husband as we weren't married during the dates shown. I wonder if the fact that I still have at least 6 of these monitors sitting in my basement will count as proof enough. Thanks for the info OP.
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