Panasonic retailers nationwide have been charging too much for some products, and Utahns may be eligible for rebates ranging from $17 to $45, according to the state attorney general's office.
Utah attorneys will decide within the next two months whether to join a nationwide anti-trust settlement with Panasonic, also known as Matsushita Electric Corp. of America. According to the terms of the settlement, the company will put $8.5 million into a fund that will be used for rebates.The settlement affects people who bought any of 16 different products between March 1 and Aug. 31 of 1988. Utah may receive a total of about $59,000 of the settlement money, state officials said.
If the state decides to join in the settlement, officials will provide details of the products and ways to receive rebates, said Joe Tesch, chief deputy attorney general.
Tesch said 80 percent of the 50 states must agree to enter the settlement for it to be effective.