Welcome to the Information Website for the LCD Class Action


This website provides information about a certified class action lawsuit concerning an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display panels and products (“TFT-LCDs”), and the proposed settlements between plaintiffs and two of the defendants. The litigation is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendants and their alleged co-conspirators are listed below.

The class actions are brought on behalf of individuals and businesses who purchased TFT-LCDs directly and indirectly from the defendants.

If you made a DIRECT purchase of a Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) Product in the United States between January 1, 1996 and December 11, 2006 from any of the named defendants, listed below, or a subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or a co-conspirator, a Class Action lawsuit and Settlements may affect you. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

If you made an INDIRECT purchase of an TFT-LCD Product from the below defendants, there has been no partial or full settlement of the matter as it may pertain to you. “Indirect” means that you did not buy the TFT-LCD directly from any Defendant, but you instead bought it from an intermediary or retailer who is not one of the named defendants, listed below, or a subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or a co-conspirator. This website will be updated with any information concerning TFT-LCD indirect purchasers as soon as it becomes available.


NAMED DEFENDANTS AND THEIR ALLEGED CO-CONSPIRATORS

AU Optronics Corporation
AU Optronics Corporation America
Chi Mei Corporation
Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation
Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA, Inc.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
CMO Japan Co., Ltd.
Epson Electronics America, Inc.
Epson Imaging Devices Corporation
HannStar Display Corporation
Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc.
Hitachi, Ltd.
Hydis Technologies Co. Ltd.
IPS Alpha Technology, Ltd.
LG Display America, Inc. (formerly known as
    LG.Philips LCD America, Inc.)
LG Display Co., Ltd. (formerly known as
    LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd.)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Mitsui & Co. (Taiwan), Ltd.
NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.
Nexgen Mediatech, Inc.
Nexgen Mediatech USA, Inc.
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Sanyo Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sanyo Electric Company, Ltd.
Sanyo North America Corporation
Seiko Epson Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Tatung Company of America, Inc.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd.