The lawsuit against Apple claimed that the inverter board on the 17″ Studio LCD Display Monitor was faulty, causing the gradient dimming of the top or bottom half of the screen of the Display and a power light to constantly blink on and off in a short-short-long pattern to signal a problem. Apple has denied all allegations against them and has asserted many different defenses. The settlement they claim is is not an admission of wrong doing or an indication that any law was violated.
Any US nationals who purchased the problem monitor are classed as being a member of the Class Action Settlement and are automatically included in the settlement unless a valid request for exclusion is mailed to Class Counsel postmarked on or before January 19, 2007.
To qualify for settlement benefits, you must be a United States resident who purchased in the United States a new Apple 17-inch LCD Studio Display monitor and have already paid or will pay in the future for a repair covered by the settlement. The Apple 17-inch LCD Studio Display monitor was sold beginning in May 2001.
Repair Provider – Year Repair Performed – Refund Amount
â€¢ Apple – During the Second Year After You Purchased the Display – $400
â€¢ Apple – During the Third Year After You Purchased the Display – $350
â€¢ Third-Party Provider – During the Third Year After You Purchased the Display – The actual amount you paid (excluding tax) up to a maximum of $150
â€¢ Third-Party Provider – During the Third Year After You Purchased the Display – The actual amount you paid (excluding tax) up to a maximum of $75