Consumers can apply for LCD settlement

Feb. 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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SACRAMENTO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- California says consumers can register for a share of a $500 million settlement in a lawsuit over alleged price fixing by LCD computer screen manufacturers.

The state Department of Justice said people who lived in California and purchased an electronic device with an LCD screen between 1999 and 2006 were eligible for compensation.

"In October 2010, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against 10 companies for engaging in price fixing of LCD panels from 1999 to 2006 that resulted in higher prices for California residents and businesses, as well as government agencies," the Justice Department said in a written statement.

California was joined in the suit filed by seven other states against 10 companies. Seven of the companies agreed to the settlement, the Los Angeles Times said.

Consumers can register for the settlement by calling (855) 115-1886 or logging on to

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