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Own a Laptop? A Phone? $45 MILLION Class Action Settlement! File Now!

Breaking news! There is a new class action settlement for consumers that have purchased certain electronics between the year 2000 and 2011. You can read about the terms of this settlement below and submit a claim. Payment is not set to happen until the spring of 2018.

This class action has been brought about for 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 raised the price of cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells.

In other words, individuals were overcharged for products containing these lithium-ion batteries.


  • Laptop PCs, Notebooks, Netbook computers
  • Mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, digital audition player, cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Cordless power tools
  • Replacement batteries for any of these products

Purchasers of these products (or replacement batteries) may be eligible for compensation in this $44.95 million legal settlement if:

  1. You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011 AND
  2. You purchased for yourself or business (not to resell) one or more of the products covered by the settlement


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