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.
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”)
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
- 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 $64.45 million legal settlement if:
- You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011 AND
- You purchased for yourself or your business (and not for resale) one or more of the products covered by the settlement