FRS’s “Class Action of the Month” for November 2022 is Optical Disk Drive (“ODD”) Canada.
In 2010, civil claims were filed in Canada alleging the Defendants participated in a conspiracy to fix, maintain or increase the prices of ODDs
and ODD Products sold in Canada. If your business purchased optical disk drives and/or products containing optical disk drives in Canada from January 1, 2004 through January 1, 2010, you may be entitled to participate in the $26,252,940 (CDN) and $2,650,000 (USD) recovered in class action settlements. This includes purchases of ODDs manufactured and/or supplied by the Defendants (listed below) as well as ODDs that were not manufactured or supplied by the Defendants. The claim filing deadline is November 14, 2022.
The Defendants include: 1) TEAC Corporation, TEAC America, Inc., TEAC Canada, Ltd. (collectively,
“TEAC”); 2) NEC Corporation and NEC Canada Inc. (collectively, “NEC”); 3) Hitachi-LG Data Storage,
Inc., Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea, Inc. (collectively, “HLDS”); 4) Sony Corporation, Sony Optiarc,
Inc., Sony Optiarc America Inc., Sony of Canada Ltd. and Sony Electronics, Inc. (collectively, “Sony”);
5) Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation, Toshiba Samsung
Storage Technology Korea Corporation, Toshiba of Canada Limited, Toshiba America Consumer
Products, LLC, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung
Electronics Canada Inc. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, “TSST”); 6) Hitachi Ltd.,
Hitachi Canada, Ltd., Hitachi America, Ltd., LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics Canada, Inc. and LG
Electronics USA, Inc. (collectively, the “HLDS Released Parties”); 7) Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions
Corporation and Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions USA, Inc. (collectively, “PLDS”); 8) Koninklijke
Philips N.V. (formerly known as Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.), Lite-On IT Corporation of Taiwan,
Lite-On IT Corporation, Philips Canada Ltd., Philips Electronics North America Corporation and
Philips Electronics Ltd. (collectively, “PLDS Released Parties”); 9) Quanta Storage, Inc. and Quanta
Storage America, Inc. (collectively, “Quanta”); 10) Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of
North America and Panasonic Canada Inc. (collectively, “Panasonic”); 11) BenQ Corporation, BenQ
America Corporation and BenQ Canada Corp. (collectively, "BenQ"); and 12) Pioneer Corporation,
Pioneer North America, Inc., Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan Co., Ltd. and
Pioneer Electronics of Canada Inc. (collectively, “Pioneer”).
If eligibility is not met for the above class action, your business may still be eligible for other settlements. Contact us to learn more.