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 audition 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.
Fill out this CLAIM FORM [reversethecharge.com]
Deadline to fill out form is November 29th and no proof of purchase necessary.