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February 23, 2004

Got My $13.86

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:30 pm

My $13.86 check from the CD MAP Antitust Ligitation arrived today in the mail — the first damages I’ve ever received in a lawsuit.  I guess I should take back all the nasty things I’ve ever said (or innuendoed) about over-paid class action lawyers.  Naw.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Feb. 20th:

Checks for $13.86 each were mailed Friday to about 3.5 million consumers who bought CDs, vinyl records or cassettes between 1995 and 2000 and filed refund claims by last March. . .

About $47.4 million was being paid in consumer refunds. The companies also were giving 5.6 million music CDs, worth about $77 million, to libraries and schools across the country. About $20 million of the final settlement was used to pay for attorneys fees and other administrative costs, said Tom Dressler, [Calif. AG] Lockyer’s spokesman.

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