The LCD Class Action Settlement
Hawaii Consumers Due Payment from Electronics Lawsuit
Class action lawsuits are claims made by large groups of people who claim they were injured or damaged by a company. The lawsuit is brought by class representatives since it is difficult to name every injured party. In the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) class action, the claim was that manufacturers of flat screen television monitors and the flat screens on laptop computers conspired to fix prices on their products. This is a violation of federal and most state laws, including Hawaii. Hawaii along with 24 other states allow consumers who purchased LCD products to sue for the violations of federal and state law.
Mr. Hisaka filed the class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of the LCD screens on behalf of all Hawaii consumers. As a result of the $1.1 billion settlements, Hawaii consumer who made claims received checks for $43-$86 per LCD they had purchased during the relevant time periods.