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Utah Attorney General: CD Checks are Coming

Utah Attorney General: CD Checks are Coming

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Utah attorney general says refund checks are coming for people in Utah who filed claims to be part of a settlement involving overpricing by big music companies.

The settlement, which still must be approved in May by a federal judge, will bring a total of about 362-thousand dollars to about 29-thousand people in Utah who filed claims before the March 3rd deadline -- that's more than 12 buck apiece.

They are among about three-point-four (M)million consumers who sought relief after the top five U.S. distributors of C-Ds and three large music retailers agreed in September to settle a lawsuit alleging they cheated customers.

If approved, the settlement will end allegations filed by attorneys general representing Utah and other states that C-D distributors conspired with retailers to set minimum music pricing levels, effectively raising the price consumers paid for CDs between 1995 and 2000.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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