If You Bought a Lithium Ion Battery or Electronics, Such as a Laptop, Cell Phone, or Power Tool, Containing a Lithium Ion Battery Since 2000, You Could Get Money From a $19.5 Million Settlement

The information contained on this website is only a summary. You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking HERE.

  • Please read the Notice and the Settlement Agreement (available on the Court Documents page of this website) carefully. Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or don’t act. The Notice is a summary, and it is not intended to, and does not, include all of the specific details of the Settlement Agreement. To obtain more specific details concerning the Settlement, please read the Settlement Agreement.

  • A class action lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers/end purchasers of Lithium Ion Batteries (“Li-Ion Batteries”) and Lithium Ion Battery Products (“Li-Ion Products”) is currently pending. Li-Ion Products include, but are not limited to, laptop computers, notebook computers, netbook computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, smart phones, digital cameras, camcorders, digital video cameras, digital audio players, and power tools.

  • Plaintiffs claim that Defendants (listed in Section 4 on page 3 of the Notice) and co-conspirators engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize the prices of Lithium Ion Battery Cells (“Li-Ion Cells”). Plaintiffs further claim that end purchasers of Li-Ion Batteries and Li-Ion Products may recover for the effect that the conspiracy had on the prices of these devices. Plaintiffs allege that, as a result of the unlawful conspiracy involving Li-Ion Batteries, they and other end purchasers paid more for Li-Ion Batteries and Li-Ion Products than they would have paid absent the conspiracy. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ claims.

  • A settlement has been reached with Defendants Sony Corporation, Sony Energy Devices Corporation, and Sony Electronics Inc. (collectively “Sony” or “Settling Defendants”).

  • Your legal rights will be affected whether you act or don’t act. The Notice includes information on the Settlement and the lawsuit. Please read the entire Notice carefully.

  • The following rights and options – and deadlines to exercise them – are explained in the Notice.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
  • REGISTER The claims process has not yet begun. If you want to receive direct notice about future settlements and further information about the claims process, you should register. Register Me
  • EXCLUDE YOURSELF You will not be included in the Settlement from which you exclude yourself. You will receive no benefits from the Settlement, but you will keep any rights you currently have to sue Sony about the claims in the case(s) from which you exclude yourself. Deadline:
    September 22, 2016
  • DO NOTHING NOW You will be included in the Settlement and eligible to file a claim for a payment (if you qualify) at a later date. You will give up your rights to sue the Settling Defendants about the claims in these cases.
  • OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT If you do not exclude yourself, you can write to the Court explaining why you disagree with the Settlement. Deadline:
    September 22, 2016
  • GO TO THE HEARING Ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement. Deadline:
    November 8, 2016