Lithium Ion Battery - Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Did you purchase one or more Lithium Ion Batteries or Products containing a Lithium Ion Battery between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011?

You may be eligible for a substantial payment

Settlement Total
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/20/00 - through 5/31/11
Eligible Purchase Dates



Background Information

From at least March 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011, Plaintiffs allege that Defendants engaged in a massive conspiracy to fix, raise, stabilize and maintain the prices of Lithium Ion Batteries in the United States. This conspiracy also artificially raised the prices of Lithium Ion Battery Products in the United States.

Defendants collectively controlled between 73% and 95% of the worldwide market for Lithium Ion batteries during the class period. The manufacture and sale of Lithium Ion batteries was approximately a $9.3 billion industry as of 2011 and is predicted to continue growing.

Settlement Information

Filing Deadline: July 19, 2019

Settlement Class+

"Class" or "Classes" are generally defined as all Persons who, during the period from and including January 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011, purchased in the United States for their own use and not for resale from an entity other than an MDL Defendant a Lithium Ion Battery or Lithium Ion Battery Pack manufactured by an MDL Defendant or alleged co-conspirator, or a Finished Product containing a Lithium Ion Battery or Lithium Ion Battery Pack manufactured by an MDL Defendant or alleged co-conspirator. Excluded from the Class are the MDL Defendants, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and any judge, justice or judicial officer presiding over this matter and the members of her or his immediate families and judicial staff.

Qualifying Indirect States+

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Qualifying Products+

Finished products containing a Lithium Ion battery or Lithium Ion battery pack:

*Laptop PCs

*Notebook PCs

*Netbook Computers

*Tablet Computers

*Mobile Phones

*Smart Phones



*Digital Video Cameras

*Digital Audio players

*Power Tools

and other products which contained a Lithium Ion Battery or Lithium Ion Battery Pack


LG Chem
Samsung SDI, NEC Tokin Corporation and Toshiba Corporation ** pending court approval


Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

LG Chem, Ltd.

LG Chem America, Inc.

Maxell Corporation of America

NEC Corporation

NEC Tokin Corporation

Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation of North America

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.

Samsung SDI America, Inc.

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Sanyo North America Corporation

Sony Corporation,

Sony Energy Devices Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

Toshiba Corporation


Disclaimer: Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, but may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. For additional information, class members may visit, the court approved website for this case.


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