Washington State LCD Antitrust Settlement

Settlement: State of Washington v. AU Optronics Corporation, et al

Settlement Fund: $63,000,000.00

Case Synopsis: The Washington State Attorney General alleged that the named LCD Flat Panel manufacturers participated in cartel meetings in which they allegedly exchanged price information and agreed to fix LCD Flat Panel prices and manipulate the supply of panels to artificially increase prices. The complaint alleged that the conduct of the Defendant manufacturers resulted in overcharges to Washington consumers who bought products containing an LCD Flat Panel.

Eligibility Requirements: Washington consumers who bought a television, monitor, notebook computer, color-screen cell phone, or color-screen iPod between January 1, 1998, and December 1, 2006 that contained a flat panel screen may be eligible to participate.