CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney Thomas Zimmerman of the Chicago-based Zimmerman Law Offices reached a nationwide settlement in a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Monster HDMI cables with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gigabits per second (“Gbps”) between August 25, 2011 and March 6, 2018.
The class action lawsuit against Monster, Inc., Best Buy Stores, L.P., and BestBuy.com, LLC challenged representations that were made on the packaging of certain Monster high speed HDMI cables. The lawsuit alleges that representations on the packaging induced consumers to purchase higher bandwidth, and thus more expensive, HDMI cables than they needed to make their televisions work. According to the complaint, although an HDMI cable with a bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps is sufficient to make 1080p and 4k televisions work, Monster represented on certain of its cable packaging that these products “require” more expensive higher bandwidth cables.
The settlement provides class members with the choice of three benefit options: Option A (monetary payment), Option B (monetary payment and replacement cable), and Option C (Monster online store credit). The monetary benefits range in value from $10 to $35 in cash or credit, depending on which Monster HDMI cable was purchased.
A website has been set up at www.HDMIcablesettlement.com, where class members can obtain information about the settlement, and submit a claim online. Mail-in claim forms can also be downloaded from the website. Claims must be submitted online or postmarked by July 23, 2018.
Relevant court documents, including the settlement agreement, are available at the settlement website, and a claim form can be submitted at https://hdmicablesettlementclaim.com/.