​Overview

Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants (see below) conspired to fix, raise and maintain prices of Lithium Ion Battery Products sold in the United States.  Lithium Ion Batteries are cylindrical, prismatic, or polymer batteries that are rechargeable and use lithium ion technology.  Lithium ion batteries are found in laptop, notebook and tablet computers, cellular phones, smart phones, digital audio players, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile wireless handsets, power tools and other consumer electronics.

Class
All persons who, between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011, purchased Lithium Ion Batteries or products containing Lithium Ion Batteries manufactured by a Defendant, in the United States for their own use and not for resale from an entity (such as a distributor, retailer or reseller) other than a  Defendant or alleged co-conspirator. Excluded from this Class are the MDL Defendants, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates.

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 GS Soft Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Sanyo North America Corporation
  • GS Yuasa Corporation

 

  • Sony Corporation
  • Sony Energy Devices Corporation
  • Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
  • Maxell Corporation of America
  • NEC Corporation
  • NEC Tokin Corporation
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.​
​​Settlements
$64,450,000​
​Sony Corporation ​$19,500,000
​LG Chem​$39,000,000
​Hitachi Maxell Ltd $3,450,000
​NEC Corp$2,500,000

Filing Deadline: January 18, 2019

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