Sharp, Samsung Among LCD Makers to Pay $388 Million in U.S. Pricing Case

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  1. ronjor

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    Wow, since 1999? I have bought at least 3 TVs in that time, including 2 big screens and probably a dozen computer monitors - and 100s more as part of builds for clients.

    I am curious as to how they are going to split up this money.
     
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    Yeah, in these class action lawsuits, direct purchasers are typically those individuals and entities who bought **directly** from one or more of the named defendants, their subsidiaries or affiliates. Indirect purchasers are typically those individuals and entities who bought from the likes of an intermediary or retailer that is not one of the named defendants.
     
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    So in other words, if you are a multi-billion dollar conglomerate like Dell, Acer or HP you get to split whatever is leftover after the shysters... err I mean, the lawyers take their cut. And the lowly consumers, the ones the who actually got the shaft for this price fixing, get nothing. :gack:
     
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    Five dollars... if you're lucky. :D
     
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    That's pretty much it, Bill. However, those 'multi-billion dollar conglomerates' usually opt out and file their own lawsuits using their own battalion of lawyers. The 'lowly consumers' get next to nothing in many instances (coupon settlements). Of course, the shys-.......err, attorneys for the class always get their fees paid in cold, hard cash (and lots of it).
     
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