questionsheard about the "ram price-fixing" class-action…


Predicted settlement/award:

For the 'harmed': $5 (per DRAM stick you purchased) credit coupon to be used on the purchase of new RAM from one of the dependent companies in the class action. How you prove you bought them is another story.

For the named class members (the 3 or 4 folks chosen by the Class Attorneys as example-plaintiffs): $5,000 each

For the Class Attorneys: $25 million.


@bluemaple: Doesn't matter what happens, it's the attorney's that get paid.


Yep... Class Action Lawyers will take nearly all of the settlement... It is what they do....
$5.00 rebate sounds about right but they will probably want receipts from your RAM purchases of 10 to 18 years ago...


'All devices containing DRAM are included in the Settlements. From January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2002, DRAM was included in many different types of digital devices, including computers (laptops and desktops), servers, graphics cards, video game consoles, MP3 players, printers, PDA’s, DVD players, Digital Video Recorders, Point of Sale Systems and others. If you have any question about whether or not you bought a product containing DRAM,'

Crap I bought a bunch of sdram in this time. I know you do not need proof but I could not even guess how much ram. Then the 2 thing is 'Purchases made directly from a DRAM manufacturer are not included.' Micron is a parent company of Crucial. Does this count as a direct purchase?


Missed my edit window:

Windows ME was released September 14, 2000
XP's release date October 25, 2001
I was upgrading machines in a big way at this time.