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NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLASS MEMBERS

If You Have Purchased A
Cellular Phone
Since February 11, 2011,
A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect
Your Rights.




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A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “District Court”) against Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”). Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that Qualcomm violated state and federal antitrust laws in the United States, harming competition and causing consumers to overpay for cellular phones. The case in the District Court is currently stayed pending an Appeal to the Ninth Circuit on the decision to certify a class.


The lawsuit is about whether Qualcomm engaged in anticompetitive conduct that raised the price consumers paid for cellular phones. The cellular phones involved in this litigation include phones with CDMA and LTE technologies. This includes cellular phones manufactured and sold by companies such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and ZTE. A list of all models of cellular phones included in this litigation is available here.


On September 27, 2018, the District Court determined that this case could proceed as a class action. Qualcomm appealed the District Court’s decision to certify this case to the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit heard oral argument on Qualcomm’s appeal on December 2, 2019, and the Ninth Circuit has not yet issued a ruling on the appeal. The District Court case is stayed pending the Ninth Circuit appeal.

Your legal rights and options are explained below.


The Court has not decided whether Qualcomm did anything wrong. There is no money available now, and no guarantee there will be. The March 22, 2019 deadline to exclude yourself from the class has expired.


You are a member of the Class if:

From February 11, 2011, you purchased, paid for, and/or provided reimbursement for some or all of the purchase price for a UMTS, CDMA (including CDMAone and cdma2000) and/or LTE cellular phone for your own use and not for resale from February 11, 2011, through the present in the United States. Members of the class include consumers who received cellular phones as part of the purchase of a wireless network services contract from a wireless operator such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint.

These Relevant Cellular Phones are phones with CDMA and LTE technologies. The Relevant Cellular Phones includes phones manufactured and sold by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and ZTE. A list of all models of cellular phones included in this litigation is available here.


The following are NOT members of the Class:

a) Qualcomm, its officers, directors, management, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates;
b) All federal and state governmental entities;
c) All persons or entities who purchased Relevant Cellular Phones for purposes of resale; and
d) Any judges or justices involved in this action and any members of their immediate families or their staff.

The information currently contained on this website is only a summary. You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking here. Since this website presents just summary information, you should review the Notice for additional details.



If you are a member of the Class, your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.
Please read the Notice carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
DO NOTHING This option means that you remain part of the Class and you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But you give up rights to be part of any other lawsuit that asserts claims related to the allegations or claims against Qualcomm in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT This option allows you to exclude yourself from the Class and instead file a lawsuit against Qualcomm asserting claims related to the allegations or claims in this case. The exclusion deadline was March 22, 2019.

What is the lawsuit about?

The lawsuit is in the Court before United States District Judge Lucy H. Koh. The case name is In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation and the civil action number is 17-MD-02773-LHK. The lawsuit is currently stayed pending on an appeal before a panel of the Ninth Circuit. The case name at the Ninth Circuit is Stromberg et al. v. Qualcomm Inc., Case No. 19-15150.

Qualcomm denies these claims and denies that it did anything wrong. The litigation is proceeding and, at this point, no court has found that Qualcomm engaged in any wrongdoing.


What is the current status of the lawsuit?

The lawsuit is currently pending in the Court before United States District Judge Lucy H. Koh. The case name is In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation and the civil action number is 17-MD-02773-LHK. Trial is currently scheduled to begin on June 24, 2019.


How do I get out of the class?

The deadline to exclude yourself from the class expired on March 22, 2019. To exclude yourself from the Class, you would have had to send a letter by mail stating that you wish to be excluded from the Class in In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 17-MD-02773-LHK with your name, address, telephone number, and signature. You could not have excluded yourself on the telephone or by email. Please send any correspondence regarding requests for exclusion to:

Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation
EXCLUSIONS
P.O. Box 173001
Milwaukee, WI 53217