You only need to read this if you answer “Yes” to the following three questions:
- Are you an Oregonian? – If yes, please keep reading
- Can you spare three minutes of your day? – You might keep reading
- Do you like money? Now I know you’ll keep reading!
Okay, if you’re still with me, you’re an Oregonian with a little time on your hands that likes money, right?
Great. Maybe you’ve seen billboards or seen the ads of the Oregon Screen Settlement. Long story, short: The Oregon Dept. of Justice recently won a class action suit against a bunch of the big electronics companies for their conspiring to fix prices on their products over 10 years ago. If you lived in Oregon and bought a TV, computer monitor, or notebook computer containing a LCD screen between 2002 to 2006 and/or purchased a TV or monitor containing a CRT screen during the years 1995 to 2007, and were an Oregon resident at the time of the purchase you are eligible to file a claim – and possibly redeem around $100 per product purchased.
Why am I telling you this? Well, partly because the State of Oregon won a $36 million judgment, and since it needs to go to someone it might as well go to my friends, right?
Okay, the other reason is that consumers that are eligible for claims can elect to donate their claim to selected Oregon nonprofits such as the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.
You knew that was coming, didn’t you?
How great is that? Filling out the claim literally takes only a few minutes and proof of your purchases is not required. The Oregon Dept. of Justice is actually wanting you to file a claim (Warning: If you claim that you purchased 57 TVs, 45 computer monitors, and 26 laptop computers they may ask for documentation. If you purchased one of each, you’re likely safe).
For more info on the Oregon Screen Settlement, click here or feel free to contact me if you have any questions at DougT@OLSHF.org.
I almost forgot – the deadline for filing your claim is April 2nd. Whether you donate your compensation to OLSHF or not, I hope you’ll file a claim!