People who owned a PC with a DVD drive more than 10 years ago could be owed money
Have you ever owned a computer with a DVD drive?
US computer users who owned a PC with a DVD drive more than 10 years ago could be owed $10 (some £8 converted) as part of a new class-action lawsuit.
The lawsuit is now accepting claims after Sony, Panasonic, NEC, and Hitachi-LG were accused of increasing the price of optical drives sold to PC manufacturers, including Dell and HP.
So, if you bought a PC (that included a DVD drive) any time between April 1st 2003 and December 31st 2008, you are eligible to claim $10 for each drive.
According to CNET, you don't even need to supply proof of purchase to be part of the class-action lawsuit.
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The settlement administrators are reportedly only collecting names, email addresses, and the number of drives owned, at the moment.
However, you will need to submit your claim before July 1st.
The money will not be released until all of the other defendants in the litigation have settled.
Sony, NEC, Panasonic, and Hitachi-LG have all submitted $124.5million, some £100.6million converted, to the overall settlement.
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Sony is one of the companies to have submitted $124.5million to the overall settlement
That leaves enough money to compensate some 9.3 million DVD drive sales, CNET has calculated.
Those who want to join the class-action lawsuit will need to be a resident in one of these US states –
Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.