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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.

A class action lawsuit brought by, and on behalf of, direct purchasers of Thin Film-Liquid Crystal Display panels and products containing those panels (“TFT-LCDs”) is currently pending. Plaintiffs allege violations of federal antitrust laws in connection with the sale of TFT-LCDs.

On March 28, 2010, the Court certified Litigation Classes. On April 14, 2010, the Court preliminarily approved a partial class settlement with defendant Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. for $10,000,000. On October 6, 2010, the Court preliminarily approved a partial class settlement with defendants Epson Electronics America, Inc. and Epson Imaging Devices Corporation (“Epson”) for $7,000,000. As of October [website live date], 2010, no other Defendants have settled. For a list of all Defendants and their alleged co-conspirators, please see below.


The Court certified the following Litigation Classes for purposes of litigation and trial:

Panel Class: All persons and entities in the United States who, between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006, directly purchased a TFT-LCD panel from any defendant or any subsidiary thereof, or any named affiliate or any named co-conspirator. Specifically excluded from the Class are defendants; the officers, directors, or employees of any defendant; the parent companies and subsidiaries of any defendant; the legal representatives and heirs or assigns of any defendant; and the named affiliates and co-conspirators. Also excluded are any federal, state or local governmental entities, any judicial officer presiding over this action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff, and any juror assigned to this action.

IMPORTANT COURT DATES & DEADLINES
Request Exclusion: January 4, 2011
Objection to the Settlement: January 4, 2011
Fairness Hearing: February 17, 2011
at 4:00 p.m

Product Class: All persons and entities in the United States who, between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006, directly purchased a television, computer monitor, or notebook computer containing a TFT-LCD panel, from any defendant or any subsidiary thereof, or any named affiliate or any named co-conspirator. Specifically excluded from the Class are defendants; the officers, directors, or employees of any defendant; the parent companies and subsidiaries of any defendant; the legal representatives and heirs or assigns of any defendant; and the named affiliates and co-conspirators. Also excluded are any federal, state or local governmental entities, any judicial officer presiding over this action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff, and any juror assigned to this action.

The Court preliminarily certified the following Settlement Classes:

Chunghwa Settlement Class
All persons and entities who, between January 1, 1996 and December 11, 2006, directly purchased a TFT-LCD Product in the United States from any defendant or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any co-conspirator listed in the Notice. Excluded from the Class are defendants, their parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, any co-conspirators, all governmental entities, and any judges or justices assigned to hear any aspect of this action.

For purposes of the Chunghwa Settlement Class only, “TFT-LCD Product” means TFT-LCD panels and products containing TFT-LCD panels.

Epson Settlement Class
All persons and entities who, between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2006, directly purchased a TFT-LCD Product in the United States from any defendant or any subsidiary or named affiliate thereof, or any named co-conspirator. Excluded from the Class are defendants, their parent companies, subsidiaries, named affiliated, any named co-conspirators, all governmental entities, and any judicial officer presiding over this action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff.

For purposes of the Epson Settlement Class only, “TFT-LCD Product” means TFT-LCD panels and televisions, computer monitors, and notebook computers containing TFT-LCD panels. You may be a member of one or more of the two Litigation Classes and the two Settlement Classes described in this Notice.

If you would like to view a copy of the Notice, please click on the Notice link.

If you would like to register online, please click the Register Online link.

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.

If you would like to request exclusion from the Class, you must send a letter by mail saying you want to be excluded from In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation and identifying what Classes you would like to be excluded from. The letter must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2011 and sent to the Class Administrator at the below address. For more information on requesting a valid exclusion from this class, please read the Notice in its entirety. The Notice can be found by clicking on the link to the left.

If you are a class member, you can object to the Settlement. To object, you must send a letter saying that you object to In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation. The objection must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2011 and sent to the Clerk of Court, Class Administrator, Class Counsel and Counsel for the Settling Defendant at the following addresses. For more information on filing a valid objection to the settlement, please read the Notice in its entirety. The Notice can be found by clicking on the link to the left.

The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on February 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, in Courtroom 10. If you wish to speak at the hearing, you must send a letter saying that it is your “Notice of Intention to Appear”. Your letter must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2011 and sent to the Clerk of the Court, Class Administrator, Class Counsel and Counsel for Settling Defendant at the addresses listed below. For more information on filing a proper “Notice of Intention to Appear,” please read the Notice in its entirety. The Notice can be found by clicking on the link to the left.

CLASS ADMINISTRATOR:
LCD Class Action
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 24659
West Palm Beach, FL 33416


CLERK OF THE COURT
Clerk of the Court
United States District Court
Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
Re: In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation,
Case No. 3:07-md-01827-SI

CLASS COUNSEL
Bruce L. Simon
Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny, LLP
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, California 94104

Richard M. Heimann
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
COUNSEL FOR THE SETTLING DEFENDANTS

Counsel for Defendant Chungwha:
Gary Spratling
Joel S. Sanders
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street
Suite 3000
San Francisco, California 94105-2933

Counsel for Epson Defendants:
Melvin R. Goldman
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AFTER REGISTERING ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASS ADMINISTRATOR AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS OR BY CALLING, TOLL-FREE, 1-877-888-3757 OR BY E-MAILING info@TFTLCDClassAction.com