"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.
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
Finished products containing a Lithium Ion battery or Lithium Ion battery pack:
*Digital Video Cameras
*Digital Audio players
and other products which contained a Lithium Ion Battery or Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
LG Chem, Ltd.
LG Chem America, Inc.
Maxell Corporation of America
NEC Tokin Corporation
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.
Samsung SDI America, Inc.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
Sanyo North America Corporation
Sony Energy Devices Corporation
Sony Electronics Inc.