Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) Indirect Antitrust Settlement

Class Members Eligible for Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) Indirect Settlement:

Individuals and businesses who, as residents of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin that, during the period of April 2003 to December 2008, purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a standalone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer for their own use and not for resale. ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive manufactured by one or more Defendants or their asserted conspirators.

Purchases made directly from an ODD manufacturer and the purchases of Panasonic-branded computers are not included.

What are Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) or Optical Disk Drive Device (“ODD Device”):

ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive manufactured by one or more Defendants or their alleged conspirators.

Optical Disk Drive Indirect Settlement Case History:

Plaintiffs allege that the Panasonic, NEC, Sony, and Hitachi-LG Data Storage (“HLDS”) entities participated in an unlawful conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, or stabilize the price of Optical Disk Drives (“ODDs”) at artificially high levels in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and various state laws. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations and have asserted defenses to the claims.

Optical Disk Drive Indirect Settlement Defendants:

The following entities which are named as Defendants in this action:

Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation of North America (collectively, “Panasonic”); NEC Corporation (“NEC”); Sony Corporation, Sony Optiarc Inc. (formerly known as Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.), and Sony Optiarc America Inc. (formerly known as Sony NEC Optiarc America Inc.) (collectively, “Sony”); and Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., and Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea, Inc. (collectively, “HLDS).

Our Class Action Settlement Services:

CAC Recovery navigates the complex intricacies of the Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Class Action Indirect Settlement claims filing process to help businesses maximize their settlement recoveries.

Our class action settlement services include:

  • Identifying class action claims where businesses may be eligible to file
  • Filing the class action claim with supporting documentation
  • Interacting with the class action Claims Administrator
  • Providing updates on class action claim settlements status
  • Resolving Claims Administrator questions on claims
  • Reviewing the recovery to assure the correct compensation claims amount has been received

Our Guarantee: We Get Paid When You Recover – No hidden charges or up-front fees. We provide our class action settlements services based on a contingency fee.

Getting Started is easy! If you represent a business we’ll first have you fill out our Get Started form and a CAC representative will contact you within 24 hours to review your eligibility and walk you through the claims process.