Monster HDMI Cable Packaging Settlement Gets Initial OK

An Illinois state judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a proposed class settlement with Monster Inc. and Best Buy in a suit accusing the two of selling various HDMI cables in packaging that misleads consumers into thinking they need more powerful, and thus more expensive, cables than necessary to transmit a signal to their high-definition televisions.

Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin Ulysses Valderrama gave his initial nod to the deal, which will compensate valid settlement claims by paying certain amounts per claim rather than pulling from...

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