Lithium Ion Batteries Class Action Settlement
You are a member of the class if you are a person or entities that indirectly purchased a lithium ion battery or lithium ion products in the United States from one or more of the defendants between Jan. 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011.
According to the lithium ion battery class action settlement, the term “Lithium Ion Battery” or “Li-Ion Battery” means Lithium Ion Battery Cell or Lithium Ion Battery Pack (see below for definitions).
Lithium Ion Battery Cell (or “Li-Ion Cell”): Cylindrical, prismatic or polymer cell used for the storage of power that is rechargeable and uses lithium ion technology.
Lithium Ion Battery Pack: Lithium Ion Battery Cells that have been assembled into a pack (regardless of the number of Lithium Ion Cells contained in the pack).
Lithium Ion Battery Products (or “Li-Ion Products”): Products that are manufactured, marketed and/or sold by any of the defendants and which contain one or more Lithium Ion Battery Cells manufactured by the defendants and/or their co-conspirators. Lithium Ion Battery Products include (but are not limited to) laptop, notebook, netbook or tablet computers; mobile phones; smartphones; cameras; camcorders; digital video cameras; digital audio players; and power tools.
Proof of Purchase
In Re. Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Settlement
Case No 13-MD-2420-YGR-MDL No. 2420
District Court of Northern District of CA
In this lawsuit it is alleged that there was conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize the prices of lithium ion battery cells found in a wide variety of consumer products, including (but are not limited to) laptops, notebooks, netbooks or tablets; mobile phones; smartphones; cameras; camcorders; digital video cameras; digital audio players; and power tools..
Some of the defendants have agreed to settle the lithium ion battery antitrust class action lawsuit. The litigation against the non-settling defendants is ongoing.
Here is a list of the non-settling defendants: LG Chem Ltd., LG Chem America Inc., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Samsung SDI America Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Sanyo North America Corporation, Hitachi Maxell Ltd., Maxell Corporation of America, NEC Corporation, NEC Tokin Corporation and Toshiba Corporation.