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CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

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Settlements were reached with:

  • Philips North America LLC (formerly known as Philips Electronics North America Corporation) (“Philips”) for CDN$12.3 million; and
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Samsung Display Device Co.), Samsung SDI America, Inc., Samsung SDI Mexico S.A. de C.V., Tianjin Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Samsung SDI Co. Ltd and Samsung SDI Brasil Ltda Samsung SDI (“Samsung SDI”) for CDN $16.9 million.

The settlements are subject to the approval of the British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec Courts.  The settlement approval hearing in British Columbia will proceed in writing.

The settlements represents a resolution of disputed claims and are not an admission of any wrongdoing, fault or liability by Philips or Samsung SDI.

If approved, these settlements will resolve this class action in its entirety.

Previous settlements totalling CDN$20.4 million were reached with five other groups of defendants and approved by the Courts.  These settlement funds (plus interest, less approved fees and expenses) are being held for the benefit of the settlement class members.

HOW WILL THE SETTLEMENT FUNDS BE DISTRIBUTED?

At the settlement approval hearings, the Courts will be asked to approve a protocol for the distribution of all the settlement funds (plus interest and less approved fees and expenses).

Class members who purchased CRTs, CRT televisions, and/or CRT computer monitors during the Class Period are eligible for compensation under the settlements.

For details of the settlements, settlement approval hearings and the protocol for distribution of the settlement funds, see the following documents:

Anyone wishing to comment or object to the settlements and/or distribution protocol must do so by sending  written submissions to Class Counsel  at the address listed below, postmarked no later than April 10, 2018.  Class Counsel will forward all such submissions to the court.  Please see the Long Form Notice above for more details.

Class Counsel can be reached at:

Telephone: 604-689-7555
Email:   jwinstanley@cfmlawyers.ca
Mail:     #400 – 856 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
Attention: Jen Winstanley

Court Approved Class Action Settlements

Toshiba, Hitachi and LG Settlements

A settlement agreement was reached with the defendants Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc., Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Toshiba of Canada Limited (collectively “Toshiba”) for the sum of US $2,950,000 in exchange for a full release of claims against them and their related entities, relating to the CRT Proceedings. Toshiba has agreed to provide cooperation to the Plaintiffs in pursuing the CRT Proceedings against the remaining defendants. The settlement represents a resolution of disputed claims. Toshiba does not admit any wrongdoing or liability.

A settlement agreement was reached with the defendants Japan Display Inc., f/k/a Hitachi Displays Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Asia, Ltd., Hitachi America, Ltd., Hitachi Electric Devices (USA), Inc., and Hitachi Canada, Ltd. (collectively “Hitachi”) for the sum of US $2,050,000 in exchange for a full release of claims against them and their related entities, relating to the CRT Proceedings. Hitachi has agreed to provide cooperation to the Plaintiffs in pursuing the CRT Proceedings against the remaining defendants. The settlement represents a resolution of disputed claims. Hitachi does not admit any wrongdoing or liability.

A settlement agreement was reached with the defendants LG Electronics, Inc. LG Electronics Taiwan Taipei Co. Ltd., LG Electronics USA, Inc. and LG Electronics Canada (collectively “LG”) for the sum of US $7,750,000 in exchange for a full release of claims against them and their related entities, relating to the CRT Proceedings. LG has agreed to provide cooperation to the Plaintiffs in pursuing the CRT Proceedings against the remaining defendants. The settlement represents a resolution of disputed claims. LG does not admit any wrongdoing or liability.

The settlements have been approved by the British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec Courts.

Chunghwa Settlement

A settlement was reached with one of the defendants, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., Chunghwa Picture Tubes (Malyasia) Sdn. Bhd. and their related entities, including Tatung Company, Tatung Company America, Inc. and Tatung Co. of Canada Inc. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Chunghwa has paid $2,000,000CDN for the benefit of the class members and is also obligated to cooperate with the plaintiff in the prosecution of the claims against the remaining defendants.  The settlement has been approved by the British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec Courts.

Panasonic Settlement

A settlement was reached with the defendants Panasonic Corporation (formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.) Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc., and MT Picture Display Co., Ltd. (collectively “Panasonic”) for the sum of Cdn $4,150,000 in exchange for a full release of claims against them and their related entities, including Beijing Matsushita Color CRT Co., Ltd., relating to the CRT Proceedings. Panasonic has agreed to provide cooperation to the Plaintiffs in pursuing the CRT Proceedings against the remaining defendants. The settlement represents a resolution of disputed claims. Panasonic does not admit any wrongdoing or liability.

The settlement has been approved by the British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec courts.

For more information please contact Linnae Roach, Paralegal at (604) 331-9523 or by email at lroach@cfmlawyers.ca

 




CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) - Status Updates:

September 14, 2016

Notice – CRT Class Action - View

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