LCD Washington State Flat Panel Indirect Purchaser Settlement

July 22, 2024
No. 10-2-29164-4 SEA King County Superior Court, State of Washington

​Overview

On behalf of Washington governmental entities and as parens patriae on behalf of Washington consumers, the Washington State Attorney General brought an antitrust lawsuit involving the price of thin film transistor liquid crystal display flat panels (“LCD Flat Panels”). The complaint alleged that the Defendants participated in an unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize prices of LCD Flat Panels, resulting in damages to consumers who bought finished products containing an LCD Flat Panel. The case is called State of Washington v. AU Optronics Corporation, et al., No. 10-2-29164-4 SEA.

Class Description

The Washington State Attorney General reached a settlement on behalf of Washington consumers. You are eligible to participate in the settlement if you or your business purchased an LCD Flat Panel product between January 1, 1998 and December 1, 2006; and resided or had headquarters in Washington at the time of purchase; and purchased the LCD Flat Panel product from a retailer, distributor, third party vendor or someone other than the manufacturer of the component screen; and purchased the LCD Flat Panel product for your own use and not for resale.

Defendants ​
​Chimei will pay ​$8,750,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Chunghwa will pay ​$428,235 into the Settlement Fund
​Epson will pay ​$2,700,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Hitachi will pay ​$5,200,000 into the Settlement Fund
​LG will pay ​$13,000,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Samsung will pay ​$12,940,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Sharp will pay ​$6,750,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Toshiba will pay ​$950,000 into the Settlement Fund
​AU Optronics will pay ​$12,500,000 into the Settlement Fund
​Total Settlements
$63,218,235​

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Settlement Recovery Group, LLC (“SRG”) is not the official claims administrator, class counsel or any party in the case. SRG is a third party claims filing service that can be hired to file and track claims.​ We specialize in helping companies and small businesses file claims to obtain their fair share of settlement money from class action lawsuits once a settlement has been reached. Our services are voluntary and are not required to file a claim; claimants may file a no-cost claim on their own. This summary is for informational purposes only and is based on SRG’s review of publicly available case documents. Official information can be found on the case website and on the court docket. This summary is not and should not be construed as legal, tax, or other professional advice.

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