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Attorney General's News Release

August 13, 2012

Attorney General Koster today brings state additional $1.4 million in penalties from LCD lawsuit settlement --$2.2 million total in penalties; consumers can file personal claims--

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said the state received more than $1.4 million today in penalties from settlements with two makers of LCD screens. With today’s payment, LCD manufacturers have paid more than $2.2 million in penalties to the state to settle the LCD litigation brought by the Attorney General.

“My office made it a priority to force LCD manufacturers who met with each other and agreed on prices to both compensate their victims and to pay a penalty for their illegal conduct,” Koster said. “In addition to the $2.2 million in penalty payments, consumers will also be able to receive compensation for having paid too much for certain LCD products.”

Koster reiterated that consumers can file claims for restitution for LCD monitors, notebook computers and LCD televisions that they purchased between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2006. Restitution is expected to be at least $25 per consumer filing a claim. Missourians have until December 6 to file claims for the LCD screens they purchased between those dates. Claims can be filed at through an online claim form. Consumers also can request a claim form be mailed to them by calling 1-855-225-1886.

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