Time is running out for Maine consumers to file a claim in the $310 million DRAM Settlement. The Settlement involves 12 Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) manufacturers over claims of price fixing. Consumers and businesses can file a claim if their purchases were between 1998 and 2002.

DRAM is a high density, low cost per bit, memory component that stores digital information and provides high-speed retrieval of data. DRAM is sold separately or pre-installed in electronic devices such as computers (laptops, desktops, and servers), graphics cards, video game consoles, MP3 players, printers, PDAs, DVD players, and Digital Video Recorders.

“I encourage Mainers to take just a few moments to fill out the claim form,” said Attorney General Janet Mills. “In order to ensure that these manufacturers are held accountable for their actions, we need people to speak up. The activities were so widespread and these products were so common, if you bought one of the identified devices, you were likely a victim of the alleged price-fixing. The form is simple and only takes a moment to fill out.”

Purchasers of large amounts of DRAM or DRAM products could get thousands depending on the amount of product purchased. The minimum payment for smaller purchases of DRAM or DRAM products is expected to be $10. But the actual payment amount depends on the total number of claims filed and payments could be $25, $50 or more.

Claims can be filed online at www.DRAMclaims.com in five minutes or less. The deadline to file claims is August .

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