http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jun/06142...ness/66076.asp Well, it appears that we may see a few dollars after all. According to the article, each person who filed a valid claim should receive $12.63 in cash. (I'm still skeptical that I'll ever receive a penny.) It doesn't make up for the money I was supposedly defrauded for the 500 or so CDs I purchased over the time frame in question, but heck, it'll buy a couple of burgers. Not a bad day for the lawyers, either. I figure they stand to make over $20 million. Out of the $67 million cash award, only $44 million is going to pay consumers--the remaining $23 million goes to legal fees and distribution costs, the latter of which shouldn't be more than a few million. I'm still amazed how the non-cash portion of the award is being portrayed. They say 5.6 million music CDs, worth $76 million, will be distributed to schools. As I've written before, who picks these CDs? What's to prevent the record companies from donating bargain bin CDs that nobody wants and yet still make it sound as though they're "paying" what comes out to $13.50 per CD? Just the fact that these CDs are being valued at retail prices and not the true cost to the record companies is appalling.