Class Members Eligible for Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) Direct Settlement:
A direct purchaser is a person or business who bought an Optical Disk Drive or an Optical Disk Drive Device, directly from one or more of the Defendants, affiliates, or subsidiaries between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2011.
What are Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) or Optical Disk Drive Device (“ODD Device”):
“Optical Disk Drive” or “ODD” means any device which reads and/ or writes data from and to an optical disk, including but not limited to, CD-ROMS, CD-recordable/rewrite able, DVD-ROM, DVD-recordable/rewritable, Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray recordable/rewritable, HD- DVD, Super Multi-Drives and other combination drives. The term “Optical Disk Drives” or “ODDs” shall also include (a) a drive sold as a separate unit that is to be inserted into, or incorporated in, an electronic device; and (b) a drive sold that is to be attached to an electronic device through an external interface such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection.
“Optical Disk Drive Device” or “ODD Device” means a device incorporating an ODD including but not limited to desktop computers, mobile/laptop computers, videogame consoles, CD players/recorders, DVD players/recorders, and Blu-Ray disc players/recorders.
Optical Disk Drive Direct Settlement Case History:
The lawsuit alleges that Defendants and co-conspirators conspired to raise and fix the prices of ODDs for six years, resulting in overcharges to direct purchasers of those ODDs and certain products containing ODDs. The complaint describes how the Defendants and co-conspirators allegedly violated the U.S. antitrust laws by establishing a global cartel that set artificially high prices for, and restricted the supply of ODDs. Defendants deny Plaintiffs allegations.
Settlements have been reached with the following groups of defendants: (1) Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Lite-On It Corp.; Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp.; and Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions USA, Inc. (collectively, “PLDS”); (2) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Toshiba Corp.; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS); Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp.; and Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea Corp. (collectively, “TSST”); (3) Sony Corp.; Sony Optiarc, Inc.; Sony Optiarc America, Inc.; Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.; and Sony Electronics, Inc. (collectively, “Sony”); (4) BenQ Corp. and BenQ America Corp. (collectively, “BenQ”); (5) TEAC Corp. and TEAC America, Inc. (collectively, “TEAC”); (6) Quanta Storage Inc. and Quanta Storage America, Inc. (collectively, “QSI”); and (7) Pioneer Corp.; Pioneer North America, Inc; Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.; and Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Pioneer”). These seven groups are referred to collectively as “Settling Defendants.”
Optical Disk Drive Direct Settlement Defendants:
The following entities which are named as Defendants in this action:
Sony Corporation, Sony Optiarc Inc., NEC Corporation, Sony NEC Optiarc Inc., Sony Optiarc America Inc. (FKA Sony NEC), Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp., Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp. Korea, Lite-On IT Corp. of Taiwan, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp., Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions USA, Inc., BenQ Corporation, BenQ America Corporation, TEAC Corporation, TEAC America, Inc., Quanta Storage Inc., Quanta Storage America, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America; Pioneer Corporation, Pioneer North America, Inc., Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., and Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan Co., Ltd.
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