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Who is a Class Member

You are a member of the Best Buy, Monster HDMI Cable Class Action Settlement if you “bought a Monster HDMI Cable with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gbps in the United States between August 25, 2011 and March 6, 2018.”

Pictures of the product packaging that are included in this Settlement are posted here. Note that the Monster HDMI cables that are included in this Settlement were not sold at Target or Walmart.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Estimated Award

  • $10 – $35 in Cash or Store Credit

Your actual payout will depend on which type of Monster HDMI Cable you purchased and whether you can provide proof of purchase. In short, the benefit options are:

Option A: Cash Payment

  • $10 for each Monster Gold HDMI Cable purchased;
  • $10 for each Monster HDMI cable purchased with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gbps and that is not a Monster Gold, Platinum or Black Platinum model cable;
  • $13 for each Monster Platinum HDMI Cable purchased;
  • $18 for each Monster Black Platinum HDMI Cable purchased.

NOTE: Proof of purchase is required for Option A.

Option B: Cash Payment and Replacement Cable

  • $15 for each Monster Gold HDMI Cable purchased;
  • $15 for each Monster HDMI cable purchased with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gbps and that is not a Monster Gold, Platinum or Black Platinum model cable;
  • $25 for each Monster Platinum HDMI Cable purchased;
  • $35 for each Monster Black Platinum HDMI Cable purchased.

NOTE: Proof of purchase is required for Option B and you will need to mail your existing HDMI cable to the Settlement Administrator. You will receive a 10.2 Gbps cable as well as postage reimbursement up to $5.00.

Option C: Monster Online Store Credit

  • $20 credit on Monsterproducts.com for each Monster Gold HDMI Cable purchased;
  • $20 credit on Monsterproducts.com for each Monster HDMI cable purchased with an advertised bandwidth exceeding 10.2 Gbps and that is not a Monster Gold, Platinum or Black Platinum model cable;
  • $25 credit on Monsterproducts.com for each Monster Platinum HDMI cable purchased;
  • $30 credit on Monsterproducts.com for each Monster Black Platinum HDMI Cable purchased.

Proof of Purchase

  • If you wish to receive a cash payment, you will need to provide proof of purchase such as a receipt, credit card statement, or picture of the HDMI cable box. To receive store credit, no proof of purchase is required.

Claim Form

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Best Buy Monster HDMI Cable Settlement Notes

  • Amy Joseph and Robert O’Brien, et al. v. Monster, Inc., Best Buy Stores, LP, and BestBuy.com LLC
  • Case No. 2015 CH 13991
  • Pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

This class action lawsuit challenges the advertising and sale of certain Monster high speed HDMI cables with bandwidths advertised to exceed 10.2 gigabits per second. Specifically, the plainitffs contend that the packaging on Monster HDMI cables enticed them to purchase higher bandwidth and therefore more expensive HDMI cables than they needed to make their televisions work.

According to the Best Buy Monster HDMI Cable lawsuit, an HDMI cable with a bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps is sufficient enough to make 1080p and 4k televisions work. However, Monster represents on certain HDMI cable packaging that consumers need higher bandwidth to make these T.V.s work.

The defendants deny any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the case.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Best Buy Monster HDMI Cable Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or opt-out of the settlement must do so by June 18, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim must do so by July 23, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 7/2318: Claim Form Deadline
  • 6/18/18 Exclusion or Objection Deadline
  • 8/29/18: Final approval hearing at 2:30 pm CDT (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.HDMICableSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Joseph v. Monster, c/o Angeion Group, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 1-844-357-8803
  • Email: HDMICableSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

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