Lithium Batteries Class Action
This case alleges that the defendants conspired with each other to raise, maintain, fix and/or stabilize the price of lithium-ion batteries and lithium-ion battery products sold in Canada and elsewhere from January 1, 2000 until at the earliest December 31, 2011.
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries contained within consumer electronic products such as mobile phones, MP3 players and notebook computers.
In October 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified this action as a class proceeding. The defendant groups are LG Chem, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi, Maxell, NEC and Toshiba. In October 2018 the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the decision and expanded the scope of the case to include lithium-ion batteries and products containing lithium-ion batteries manufactured by companies other than the defendants.
The plaintiffs have reached settlements with Sony, Samsung, NEC, LG Chem and Toshiba. A court hearing is scheduled in late November 2019 to approve a settlement with Maxell.
You may be eligible to receive a share of the settlement funds. Stay tuned for information on Case Payouts.