If you’re Canadian, chances are you were not aware of a class action lawsuit regarding optical disc drive (ODD) products purchased in Canada between 2004-2010 in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. In short, a settlement of $29.7 million is available for people in B.C. and Quebec Courts because BenQ, Hitachi-LG, NEC, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Quanta, Sony, TEAC, and Toshiba Samsung are alleged to have “conspired to fix the prices for ODD, with the intention of raising prices for both ODD and ODD Products sold in Canada.”
So if you purchased a computer or a game console with an optical drive, you are eligible for a $20 payment if you don’t have supporting documents. Or if you do you can get more than that. Though you have to wonder who would still have the receipt from a computer or a Playstation or Xbox that they bought 12 or more years ago. In any case, you can put in a request by going to this website.