Class action lawsuit: you could be entitled to $20 if you had a disk drive

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Class-action lawsuit: you could be entitled to $20 if you had a disk drive

The class action lawsuit targets manufacturers Toshiba, Panasonic, Hitachi and Sony, among others.

Number of major electronics manufacturers like Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic agree to pay $29.7 million in settlement to Canadian consumers following a class action.

The class action related to the alleged fixing of the sale price of optical disc players.

According to the court-approved settlement for Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, consumers who purchased a disc player or burner (DVD, CD, Blu-Ray, etc.) from January 1, 2004 through January 1, 2010 are eligible for a $20 refund.

No proof of purchase is required to submit a claim.

We wanted to make the process as easy as possible for consumers, says Linda Visser, of the law firm Siskinds, involved in the class action. The lawsuit assumed that most Canadians owned an optical disc drive at the time.

Website to file a claim

< p class="e-p">In contrast, consumers and merchants seeking compensation greater than $20 must submit a purchase invoice.

Under the regulations in court, the manufacturers involved do not admit any wrongdoing or liability, says the firm Siskinds.

With information from CBC

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