Lithium-Ion Battery Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the defendents, including SONY, LG, Hitachi, Maxell and NEC, conspired to raise and fix the prices of cylindrical Li-Ion Cells for over ten years, resulting in overcharges to indirect purchasers of portable computers, camcorders, and power tools containing Li-Ion Cylindrical Batteries.

Docket Number:


Company: Sony Corporation

Filing Deadline: September 30, 2017

Class Period: January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011

Objection Deadline: June 12, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: June 12, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: August 1, 2017

Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:

This settlement includes all persons and entities who, from January 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011, indirectly purchased on of the following products which contained a lithium ion cylindrical battery manufactured by SONY, LG, Hitachi, Maxell, of NEC:

  • A portable computer,
  • A power tool,
  • A camcorder, and/or
  • A replacement battery for any of these products.

"Indirectly purchased" means purchased from a retail store other than the manufacturer.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Settlement shares will be determined based upon the number of valid claim forms submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $44,950,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Hagens Berman
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Claim Form: Online Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation – All Indirect Purchaser Actions

Settlement Website: Reverse the Charge

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Lithium Batteries Indirect Purchaser Settlements
c/o KCC Class Action Services
P.O. Box 43454
Providence, RI 02940-3454

Tags: Collusion and Price Fixing