Class Eligibility

You are included in the settlements and certified class if:

  • You purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer for your own use and not for resale;
  • You made this purchase while a resident of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin; and
  • You made this purchase between April 1, 2003 and December 31, 2008. Notwithstanding foregoing, a computer identified in Section 1 does not include a Panasonic-branded computer (because such computers are not part of the litigation or any of the settlements) and purchases of ODDs identified in Section 1 do not include purchases made directly from an ODD manufacturer.

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation
Case No. 3:10-MD-2143-RS (MDL 2143)
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Case Summary

The plaintiffs allege 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.

Settlement Pool





In re ODD Products Indirect Purchaser Litigation
Providence, RI 02940-3424
P.O. Box 43424

14 responses to “Optical Disk Drive Indirect Purchaser Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jim Stover says:


  2. melinda young says:


  3. Patricia Reynolds says:

    I Owned 6 VCR

  4. Nancy Majak says:

    I had five for my VCR

    ADMIN – Hi Nancy,

    I don’t think VCRs are dependent on optical disk drives. Just sayin’

  5. gene says:

    so is someone eligible in this action for cd, dvd players, recorders, blu rays and similar stand alone items in addition to the pc drives. What are the years and dollar amounts? where do they go on the form ? thanks

    ADMIN – HI Gene,

    This one appears to be for computers only. I believe there is one for other devices. Let me find it for you.

  6. gene says:

    hi admin. I still do not see the link for the other one. I appreciate your help.

    ADMIN – Hi Gene,

    I am still looking for it. I am not sure if the deadline has passed but somehow I recall having seen something.

  7. DarleneTaylor says:

    Vision thank you.

  8. Hector Correa says:

    Are there any updates on this case?

    ADMIN – Hi Hector,

    I believe the deadline was extended.

  9. Jake says:

    Do you know how much the payment is going to be for each ODD purchased?

    ADMIN – Hi Jake

    I have no idea.

  10. Josh says:

    What is happening now? It says on their website that an update email (not for payments but just an update) will be sent after claims ended but still nothing and no answer when I emailed them.

    ADMIN – Hi Josh,

    I would not engage in constant communication for the sake of an update. Be patient and consider the check a sweet surprise when and if it comes.

  11. Deb says:

    On their Facebook page it says that 30 days are given for appeals. Those days have passed, now what is to occur?

    ADMIN – Hi Deb,

    30 days to submit appeals but not 30 days for the judge to resolve appeals. That sometimes takes years.

  12. Phil says:

    Any updates on this one?

    ADMIN – Hi Phil,

    None at the moment.

  13. Donald says:

    any updates

    ADMIN – Hi Donald,

    I have not seen any recently.

  14. Tracy says:

    Sure has been a long time are they going to distribute the settlement or not?

    ADMIN – Hi Tracy,

    I have not received updates regarding this settlement.

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