MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) — If you’re one of the thousands of people who bought a laptop, computer monitor, or flat-panel LCD TV between 1999 and 2006, you may have just won damages in a massive class-action lawsuit.
The lawsuit started with California’s attorney general who filed a lawsuit against 10 companies alleging the companies worked together to keep TFT-LCD flat panel prices artificially high, which resulted in customers getting overcharged, according to cnet.com.
Twenty-four states, including Florida, joined in on the lawsuit that was partially settled for more than $500 million. Among the companies that were targeted as part of the suit were Samsung, Hitachi, and Sharp and HannStar. Toshiba and LG have not settled their cases, according to cnet.com.
If you think you’re eligible for a damages payment, visit the website lcdclass.com or call 1-855-225-1886 or write to LCD Class, P.O. Box 8025, Fairbault, MN, 55021-9425.