Judge OKs Sony TV Class Settlement

     MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge approved the settlement and attorneys’ fees in a class action against Sony Corp. for its SXRD rear-projection televisions, whose defective ‘optical block’ caused spreading green or yellow stains on the screen.

     The settlement covers roughly 175,000 TVs bought from September 2006 through July 2007, for about $4,000 to $5,000 apiece.U.S. District Judge Robert Patterson Jr. approved $1.6 million in attorneys fees.

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