Antitrust & Intellectual Property

Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

In re Lithium-Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2420 (N.D. Cal.).

Lieff Cabraser serves as Interim Co-Lead Counsel representing indirect purchasers in a class action filed against LG, GS Yuasa, NEC, Sony, Sanyo, Panasonic, Hitachi, LG Chem, Samsung, Toshiba, and Sanyo for allegedly conspiring from 2002 to 2011 to fix and raise the prices of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The defendants are the world’s leading manufacturers of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which provide power for a wide variety of consumer electronic products.

As a result of the defendants’ alleged anticompetitive and unlawful conduct, consumers across the U.S. paid artificially inflated prices for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel have reached settlements totaling $113.45 million with all defendants. Approval is pending.