Cell Phone Class Action, Claim Part of $5 Billion with No Receipts!

Cell Phone Class Action, Claim Part of $5Billion with No Receipts!

If you have purchased a cellular phone since February 11, 2011, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights. Qualcomm is an American processor chip manufacturer holding chips necessary for 3G, 4G, LTE, and 5G cellular mobile technology. Allegedly, they refused to license competitors so they could also make chips for cell phones and tablet devices. Furthermore, their “No-License-No-Chips” Policy, monopolized the industry and therefore inflated prices.

This $5 Billion class action lawsuit potentially affects some 250 million Americans. That’s basically everyone age 18+!

Originally filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the lawsuit claimed that Qualcomm allegedly violated U.S. state antitrust laws. The FTC said this was unfair and harmful to their competition and caused consumers to overpay by more than $5 billion for their cell phones.

The settlement is known as In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 17-MD-02773-LHK (the “Action”), which is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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How do I file a claim?

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What’s this settlement about?

The lawsuit is about whether Qualcomm engaged in anticompetitive conduct that raised the price United States consumers paid for cellular phones. Plaintiffs (those who brought the suit) allege Qualcomm’s actions denied consumers who paid for cellular phones the benefits of competition and caused them to pay higher prices than they otherwise would have. Qualcomm denies these claims and denies that it did anything wrong. The litigation is proceeding and, at this point, no court has found that Qualcomm engaged in any wrongdoing

What Products are Included?

Alcatel
Apple
BlackBerry
Coolpad
HTC
Huawei
Kyocera
Lenovo
LG
Microsoft
Motorola
Nokia
Samsung
Sony
TCL
ZTE

Who is eligible for a refund?

If, since February 11, 2011, you purchased, paid for, and/or provided reimbursement for some or all of the purchase price for a UMTS, CDMA (including CDMAone and cdma2000) and/or LTE cellular phone for your own use and not for resale from February 11, 2011, through the present in the United States. Members of the class include consumers who received cellular phones as part of the purchase of a wireless network services contract from a wireless operator such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint. • These Relevant Cellular Phones are phones with CDMA and LTE technologies. The Relevant Cellular Phones includes phones manufactured and sold by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and ZTE. A list of all models of cellular phones included in this litigation is attached to this Notice as Exhibit 1.

Is a receipt required?

Proof of purchase is not required. However, if you have receipts, you may be able to claim more.

How much will I get back?

To be determined.

What’s the deadline to file a claim?

To be determined.

What is a class action lawsuit settlement?

For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. But, each case is different, and each will specify who is included. In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.

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