Amy Joseph and Robert O’Brien, et al. v. Monster, Inc., Best Buy Stores, L.P., and BestBuy.com, LLC

Case No. 2015 CH 13991 (Cir. Ct. Cook City., Ill.)

IF YOU BOUGHT A MONSTER HDMI CABLE WITH AN ADVERTISED BANDWIDTH EXCEEDING 10.2 GBPS BETWEEN AUGUST 25, 2011 AND MARCH 6, 2018, PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.

Important Dates

June 18, 2018 was the Deadline to Postmark Requests for Exclusion, unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until November 12, 2018 to exclude yourself.

June 18, 2018 was the Deadline to Postmark Objections, unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until November 12, 2018 to object.

July 23, 2018 was the Deadline to File a Claim Form (Postmark Deadline for Mailed Claim Forms), unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until December 27, 2018 to submit a Claim Form.

February 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. - Fairness Hearing

A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Monster, Inc., Best Buy Stores, L.P., and BestBuy.com, LLC (referred to in the Notice as “Defendants”) challenging representations that were made on the packaging of certain Monster HDMI Cables. The Court has not decided who is right in the lawsuit.

If you purchased a Monster HDMI Cable with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gbps between August 25, 2011 and March 6, 2018, you are a Class Member and you may be eligible to submit a claim to receive a cash payment or online store credit. The Settlement provides Class Members with the choice of three benefit options that range in value from $10 to $35, depending on the option chosen.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read the Notice and the information on this Settlement Website carefully. Your rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are explained in the Notice.

The Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. Proposed benefits to Class Members who do not exclude themselves from the Settlement will be distributed if the Court approves the Settlement. Please be patient and check this Settlement Website to find out when the benefits may be distributed.

Summary Of Your Options And Legal Rights In This Settlement

SUBMIT A CLAIM

If you are a Class Member, you can submit a Claim Form online by clicking here or by mail to the address provided below. The deadline to submit a Claim Form was July 23, 2018, unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until December 27, 2018 to submit a Claim Form. See FAQs 8, 9 and 10 for more details.

To download a paper Claim Form, click here.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT

You won’t receive any settlement benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to retain your right to bring another lawsuit against the Defendants about the issues in this lawsuit. The postmark deadline to exclude yourself was June 18, 2018, unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until November 12, 2018 to exclude yourself. See FAQ 16 for more details.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

Write to the Settlement Administrator if you don’t like the Settlement. You may object to the Settlement and also submit a claim for settlement benefits under the Settlement. The postmark deadline to send an objection was June 18, 2018, unless you received an Email Notice or Postcard Notice on or after September 28, 2018, in which case you have until November 12, 2018 to object. See FAQs 18-19 for more details.

ATTEND THE HEARING

The Court has set a hearing on February 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.


Contact the Settlement Administrator

Mail:
Joseph v. Monster
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: HDMIcablesettlement@administratorclassaction.com
Toll Free: 1-844-357-8803


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