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AG: Deadline nearing for LCD screen settlement claims

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding consumers and businesses entitled to a cash refund from a private billion-dollar LCD screen settlement fund that the deadline for applying is approaching.

The fund is made up of settlements with 10 manufacturers over an illegal conspiracy to raise the price of LCD (thin-film transistor liquid display) flat panels. LCD screens are used in televisions, monitors, and laptop computers.

In a separate lawsuit, the Mississippi Attorney General is pursuing additional claims, including statutory civil penalties against the same defendants.

Eligible consumers could collect $25, $100, $200 or more depending on the number of televisions, monitors and laptop computers purchased. Businesses with large purchases could recoup thousands of dollars.

Consumers and businesses are eligible for payments if they were residents of Mississippi or one of the other 23 settling states or the District of Columbia at the time of purchase.

The other states included are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The deadline to file claims is Dec. 6, 2012.

The settling defendants are AU Optronics Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Samsung Electronics Corporation, Epson Imaging Devices Corporation, LG Electronics, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, HannStar Display Corporation and Chi Mei Optoelectronics.


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