Smartphone Price Fixing Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: Pending
Proof required: No
Method of payment: Mailed Check
What's This Settlement About?
An estimated $5 Billion class action lawsuit that affects 250 Million Americans has been filed against Qualcomm, an American processor chip manufacturer, which owns patents critical to widely used 3G, 4G, LTE, and 5G mobile technology. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm allegedly
violated state and federal antitrust laws in the United States, harming competition
and directly causing consumers to overpay for cell phones for years.
Qualcomm potentially engaged in anti-competitive conduct that raised the price consumers paid for
mobile phones. The cell phones involved in this litigation include phones with CDMA and
LTE technologies. This includes phones manufactured and sold by all of the top smartphone manufacturers and companies such as
Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and ZTE. A full list of all smart phone brands and models included in this class action can be found
HERE. Below is a list of the manufacturers invovled in this class action lawsuit:
| Smartphone Manufacturer
How Do I Qualify?
You are included in this class action if you are in the United States, and you purchased or paid for a UMTS, CDMA (including CDMAone and cdma2000) and/or
LTE smartphone for your personal use from February 11, 2011.
Phones that were included as part of the purchase of a
wireless network services contract are included in this class action as well as single purchases. These contracts are typically offered from some of the largest conglomerate wireless providers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile,
or Sprint as part of marketing to get contract signups.
How Do I File a Claim?
Register in this class action for potential reward online
The lawsuit is currently pending in Court; The latest trial was ruled in Qualcomm's favor in the 9th circuit court in 2021. Qualcomm's due process was ruled as having been harmed due to the massive breadth and scope of the case involving almost every single cell phone purchaser in the U.S. dating back more than a decade. As a result, the trial is currently pending appeal in lower courts.
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