Does your PC have a CD or DVD Player? You could be entitled to a settlement or a reward.

If you purchased an optical disk drive between April 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008, you could have a settlement reward…

On September 16, 2016, Top Class Actions reported a settlement for indirect optical disk drive purchases has been reached.  The settlement only impacts the indirect purchases of optical disk drives between April 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008.  The lawsuit originated after the U.S. Department of Justice called the optical disk drive industry into question in 2009.  In 2010, the cases were consolidated after finding various electronic companies had also conspired to fix prices of optical disk drives.

Optical disk drives are already installed in several PCs at the time of purchase.  Please note, the settlement is only for people who purchased the drives indirectly for their own use.  The potential settlement award is slated for $10 USD.

If you are questioning if you are eligible for this settlement award, or wish to file a claim, you may do so here.

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11 thoughts on “Does your PC have a CD or DVD Player? You could be entitled to a settlement or a reward.”

  1. Ten bucks!?!? It would take me hours just to find the receipt from the purchase or are they going to take my word for it? If this doesn’t prove that these class actions are only for the lawyers I’ll eat your hat. I wonder how much the law firm got. Or more accurately how many millions.

  2. Totally Awesome.. Now we can claim back $10 from items bought 8 to 13 freaken years ago… you must be kidding – come to think of it, I have about 10 cd/dvd drives laying in my workshop….. money money money!!!

  3. As usual in a class action lawsuit, the lawyers take home millions and you get a small piece of chump change. Stop encouraging the lawyers. Stop increasing the cost of products you buy. Stop class action lawsuits.

  4. What is the meaning of “indirectly”? And doesn’t it make sense that the reporter should have included that information, since it plays such an important part in the settlement.

    1. I believe “indirectly” means you purchased a computer in which an optical drive was installed by someone else who was the original purchaser of said drive.

    2. @Hillcountrynell: @Lyle Stephens: According to the settlement info at the link, “direct” means you bought an optical disk drive direct from the manufacturer (Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Panasonic, NEC Corporation, Phillips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS), Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp. (TSST), Sony Corporation, BenQ Corporation, TEAC Corporation, Quanta Storage Inc. (QSI), and Pioneer Corporation). “Indirect” means you bought it “from a retailer or wholesaler such as Best Buy, New Egg, Ingram Micro or Walmart.”

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