The following battery manufacturers (also referred to on this page as “Settling Defendants”)

  • LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (“LG Chem”)
  • Hitachi Maxell Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America (“Hitachi Maxell”)
  • NEC Corporation (“NEC”)

have agreed to settlements resolving claims that they allegedly fixed the price of cylindrical lithium ion battery cells. Specifically, individuals and businesses may have paid more for certain products which contained these lithium ion cylindrical batteries.  Product categories include:

  • Portable computers
  • Cordless power tools
  • Cameras / camcorders
  • Audio players
  • Replacement batteries for these products

Purchasers of these products (or replacement batteries) may be eligible for compensation in this $44.95 million legal settlement, provided that the purchase occurred:

  1. Within any U.S. state; AND
  2. Took place between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011