TCL TV Refresh Rate Class Action
Updated: October 9, 2022
Settlement Status: Awaiting Approval - January 29, 2023
Claim Form Deadline: Passed
Estimated Payout: $40
Proof required: No
Method of payment: Cash
What's This Settlement About?
TCL® has agreed to pay $2,900,000 in a new class action settlement alleging that the company misled consumers
by falsely advertising TCL TV's. The class action lawsuit alleged, on behalf of consumers, that TCL advertised
certain TV's as "120Hz CMI", "120Hz Clear Motion Index", and/or
"120Hz CMI Effective Refresh Rate" when they had 60Hz native refresh rates.
TCL is headquartered in Corona, California and sells televisions throughout the
United States through numerous retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
It's one of the leading sellers of TVs in the United States and is now the fastest
growing TV brand in North America.
A refresh rate marked as "Hz" is frequency at which a display is capable of updating pixel values for every pixel on the screen.
More simply stated, it means the rate at which a new image can be drawn onto the entire TV screen.
How Do I Qualify?
You are included in this settlement if you purchased a new TCL Television between April 24, 2016 and December 31, 2021, marketed or labaled as having a “Hz” (or hertz) rating twice as high as its native panel refresh
rate (Hz) in the state of California.
What Can I Get?
Claimants who submit a valid claims in time will
be eligible to get a cash reimbursement. No proof is
needed in this class action settlement. A cash reward will be $15 per valid claim form
but it could be increased based on a pro rata basis
up to $40, depending on the number of approved and qualified claims
How Do I File a Claim?
You can have submitted a claim form online by October 7, 2022. You may have missed this class action, but you can stay up to date on current and upcoming class actions here:
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing at 1:30 p.m. on January 19, 2023, at
the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,
San Francisco, CA
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