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Claim Your $20 of $30 Million Optical Disc Drive Class Action Payout • iPhone Canada Blog

If you purchased an optical disc drive (ODD) in Canada between 2004 and 2010 in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, you can claim $20 or more in a price-fixing class action.

There is a $29.7 million settlement up for grabs as approved by the British Columbia and Quebec courts from BenQ, Hitachi-LG, NEC, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Quanta, Sony, TEAC and Toshiba Samsung. The allegations are that these companies “conspired to fix the prices of ODDs, with the intention of raising the prices of ODDs and ODD products sold in Canada.”

“Optical drives are any device that reads and/or writes data from and to an optical disc. ODD products are desktops, laptops/notebooks, video game consoles, CD players/recorders, DVD players/recorders, and Blu-Ray disc players/recorders,” the website explains. of the class action.

In a nutshell, a $20 claim can be approved without documents, with no proof of purchase required. To claim more than $20, you must show your proof of purchase (who has receipts from 2004 to 2010?!).

“Subject to further court order, approved undocumented claims will be paid $20 (per claim, not per product) and do not require proof of purchase. If you wish to be eligible to receive more than $20 , proof of purchase is required, however, even if you provide proof of purchase, if you purchased a small volume of ODD and/or ODD Products, you may not receive more than $20. This will depend on the number and size of claims filed by all class members,” the class action website explains.

You can Click here to get $20 for submitting your valuable information, with payments coming soon via e-transfer or check (minus a $2 fee of course).