Practice Area: Antitrust

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $211.7 million

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Berger Montague represented the plaintiffs and played a key role in obtaining $211.7 million in settlements in In re CRT Antitrust Litigation, a case brought on behalf of a class of direct purchasers of cathode ray tubes (“CRTs”) or products containing CRTs, such as televisions and computer monitors, alleging that the defendant manufacturers conspired to fix the prices of CRTs.

The defendants included the leading manufacturers of CRTs and CRT products, including Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation (formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial, Co.), Panasonic Corporation of North America, LG Electronics, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Koninkliike Philips Electronics NV (“Phillips”), Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Displays, Ltd. (n/k/a Japan Display Inc.), Hitachi America, Ltd., Hitachi Asia, Ltd., and Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA) Inc. (collectively “Hitachi”), Thomson SA and TDA (collectively, “Thomson”), and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. (collectively, “Mitsubishi”). The United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted final approval of settlements totaling $211.7 million, including settlements with Chunghwa ($10 million), Philips ($15 million), Panasonic ($17 million), Toshiba ($13.5 million) and LG entities ($25 million), Hitachi ($13.45 million), Samsung SDI ($33 million), Thomson ($9.75 million), and Mitsubishi ($75 million).

If you or your company has been harmed by anticompetitive conduct or any conduct that you believe violates the antitrust laws, please contact Berger Montague.

About Berger Montague

Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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