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Tens of Thousands of Louisiana Residents to Receive DRAM Settlement Payments
8/1/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced a settlement against Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) – getting money back in the hands of approximately 48,500 Louisiana consumers who were overcharged on electronic devices containing DRAM.

“Louisiana is full of honest, hard-working people who do all they can to provide for their families,” said General Landry. “Unfortunately, there are some businesses who abuse our marketplace.”

In 2005, an investigation began to examine claims that the makers of DRAM were price-fixing. In 2007, Louisiana joined 32 other States in a lawsuit seeking to recover losses for consumers who paid more than necessary for electronic devices containing DRAM. That lawsuit was settled and General Landry has recently mailed settlement checks to the Louisiana consumers who made claims against the manufacturers. Those payments averaged $56 per scammed consumer.

“I am excited this settlement will return money to the pockets of those who were exploited,” added General Landry. “And as Louisiana’s Chief Legal Officer – I will continue fighting to protect our State’s consumers, elderly, and most vulnerable.”

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The Louisiana Department of Justice Consumer Protection Section acts on behalf of Louisiana residents at large when a business is operating unfairly or deceptively. To file a consumer dispute, please contact Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-351-4889 or www.AGJeffLandry.com.



Coming soon, the attorney's general office seeks to provide a mechanism by which to take online payments for collections.