Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation

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#1

Some interesting news with regard to ODD drives.

From https://www.opticaldiskdriveantitrust.com/#five

“This antitrust class action lawsuit was filed by plaintiffs alleging a conspiracy involving ODD suppliers to fix, maintain, or stabilize the prices of ODDs at artificially high levels in violation of federal and state antitrust laws.”

Found via http://www.hughsnews.ca/proposed-settlements-in-optical-disc-drive-antitrust-litigation-0054008

Sorry if this should go to the news forum, as I thought it may be more appropriate for this area of the forum instead.


#2

How interesting that this kind of stuff goes down AFTER the technology begins to go out of favor.


#3

Several days ago I received an e-mail that I thought was trash and sent it there, but I didn’t delete it. After reading the post above, I opened it and found that it’s a notice that I am eligible to make a claim in this lawsuit. The message contains links to submit a claim and to get additional information through www.opticaldiskdriveantitrust.com. The message reads, in part:

"You are eligible for up to $10/drive from settlements reached in antitrust litigation currently pending in Federal court. This is an estimate of the settlement amount which could increase or decrease.

“ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive sold by a number of manufacturers including Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology, Lite-On, and Pioneer.”


#4

I fear this might be accelerating the decline in ODD production. It would certainly not encourage the producers to stay in the business for longer.

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