Batteries Consumer Litigation
- Obtain more information in regards to the Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation Indirect Purchaser Actions lawsuit
- The case is under review in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- It is estimated that a settlement pool of 19.5 million US dollars has been established for class members
The Batteries Consumer Litigation lawsuit potentially includes anyone who bought a Lithium Ion Battery or Electronics (i.e. Laptop, digital cameras, camcorders, digital video cameras, digital audio players, Cell Phone, or Power Tool) Containing a Lithium Ion Battery Since 2000. The defendants in the case are listed as Sony Corporation, Sony Energy Devices Corporation, and Sony Electronics Inc. according to official court documents. Please note at this time the official claim process has not yet started but consumer who would like to keep up to date on future settlements and further information about the claims process should register via the Batteries Consumer Litigation website.
Batteries Consumer Litigation Quick Notes
- The objection/exclusion date was 9/22/16 (expired)
- Plaintiffs claim that Defendants (listed in Section 4 on page 3 of the Notice) and co-conspirators engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize the prices of Lithium Ion Battery Cells (“Li-Ion Cells”)
- Sony denies any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to a settlement pot of nearly 20 million US dollars in order to avoid a costly trail
Who Are The Non-Settling Defendant Companies? The Non-Settling Defendant companies include: 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.
Any questions in regards to the Batteries Consumer Litigation lawsuit can be directed to 1-800-952-0581 or by mail to: 3410 West Hopkins Street P.O. Box 173006 Milwaukee, WI 53217-8042.