Illinois consumers, business to benefit from $310M DRAM settlement

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Illinois businesses or consumers who bought computers and other electronic devices from 1998 to 2002 could benefit from a recent $310 million settlement.

According to the Illinois Attorney General, consumers have until August 1 to claim money they may have overpaid on purchases of computers, printers, game consoles and other electronics that contained Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM).

This is part of a $310 million dollar settlement with manufacturers.

Retailers such as Best Buy or Staples sold the products.

The AG's office says DRAM is a common form of memory chip found in computers and other devices, including printers, gaming machines and MP3 players.

Claims can be filed online at The deadline to file claims is August 1, 2014. More information about the settlement is available by visiting, calling a toll-free hotline at 1-800-589-1425 or emailing

According to the AG's office, settlement payments will be made after the court has granted final approval of the settlements. That includes the resolution of any appeals.

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