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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Reminds Wisconsin Consumers to File Claims in the $310 Million "DRAM" Price Fixing Settlement 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen wishes to remind Wisconsin consumers to file claims in the $310 million Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) settlement by August 1, 2014.  The Settlement involves 12 DRAM manufacturers over allegations of price fixing.  Consumers and businesses can file a claim if their purchases were between 1998 and 2002.


Purchasers of large amounts of DRAM or DRAM products may be eligible for substantial payments 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.


“This settlement affects almost every consumer and business in Wisconsin that purchased computers and other electronic devices from 1998 to 2002,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “This is your money, and we encourage every purchaser to file a claim to get what is owed to them.”


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.


Claims can be filed online at  The deadline to file claims is August 1, 2014.  More information about the Settlement is available by:



Assistant Attorney General Gwendolyn J. Cooley represents the State of Wisconsin in this matter.