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This is the official website for the Lithium-Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation Lawsuit. A federal court has approved the notices and forms on this site, and the administrator who runs the site operates under the supervision of class counsel.

Read the Full Notice Here

About the Case

A class action lawsuit has been brought on behalf of indirect purchasers of products containing lithium-ion cylindrical batteries, such as portable computers, power tools, camcorders, and other products (including the purchase of replacement batteries).

The following battery manufacturers are the “Defendants” in this case:

  • LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (“LG Chem”)
  • Hitachi Maxell Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America (“Hitachi Maxell”)
  • NEC Corporation (“NEC”)
  • Sony Corporation, Sony Energy Devices Corporation, and Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sony”)
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and Samsung SDI America, Inc. (“SDI”)
  • TOKIN Corporation (“TOKIN”)
  • Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”)
  • Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., and SANYO North America Corporation (“Panasonic”)

The Defendants have agreed to settlements resolving claims that they allegedly fixed the price of cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells.

In other words, individuals and businesses may have paid more for certain products which contained these lithium-ion batteries.

Product categories include:

  • Laptop PCs, Notebooks, Netbook computers
  • Mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, digital audio player, cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Cordless power tools
  • Replacement batteries for any of these products

Who is eligible to participate in the settlement?

Purchasers of these products (or replacement batteries) may be eligible for compensation in this $113 million legal settlement if:

  1. You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011 AND
  2. You purchased for yourself or your business (and not for resale) one or more of the products covered by the settlement