Lithium Ion Batteries Price Fixing Class Action Settlement

Did you purchase lithium ion batteries or certain products containing LIB between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011? If so, apply now to receive money from class action settlements.

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit filed by one person on behalf of a large group of people with the same legal claims.

What is this class action about?

Class actions were commenced in Canada alleging an unlawful conspiracy to fix prices for LIB and LIB products.

LIB are rechargeable batteries used in electronic products. LIB products are laptop computers, notebook computers, tablet computers, e-book readers, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, handheld GPS, handheld video players, cellphones, smartphones, or replacement batteries for any of these products.

Settlements totalling Can$21.3 million were reached with NEC, Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba, Maxell, and Panasonic (the "Defendants"). The settlements have received court approval in Ontario and Quebec. The settlements are a compromise of disputed claims and are not admissions of liability. The settlements resolve the litigation in full.

Am I eligible to receive money?

You are eligible to receive money if you purchased LIB or LIB products between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. You can claim with respect to all LIB or LIB products purchased, regardless of the manufacturer or brand.

Purchases of cellphones or smartphones as part of a cellular service contract are not eligible for compensation.

How much money will I receive?

The settlement funds (plus any costs awards and accrued interest and less approved fees and expenses) are available for distribution to eligible claimants.

Subject to further court order, undocumented claims will be paid Can$20.00.

After all undocumented claims are paid, the remainder of the settlement funds will be distributed on a proportional basis, based on the value of your claim relative to the value of all approved claims.

The value of your claim for the purpose of determining your share of the settlement funds will be calculated based on:

  1. the number and type of LIB or LIB products purchased (a point value will be assigned based on the number of LIB cells and value of the LIB cellswithin each product type); and
  2. your categorization as a Direct Purchaser End User, Direct Purchaser Reseller, Other Purchaser End User and/or Other Purchaser Reseller.

Visit www.batteriessettlement.ca for more information.

Do I need proof of purchase?

To be eligible to receive more than Can$20.00, you must provide purchase records. Purchases may be substantiated by sales records provided by the Defendants (where available).

Visit www.batteriessettlement.ca for more information.

How do I apply to receive a payment?

Applications can be submitted online at www.batteriessettlement.ca or by calling the Claims Administrator (RicePoint Administration Inc.) at 1-866-726-4080.

What is the deadline for applying to receive payments?

Applications must be made no later than 17 December 2021.

When will I receive my money?

Accurate processing takes time. Depending on the number of applications filed, it could be up to one year before you receive compensation. Please check www.batteriessettlement.ca for regular updates.

Who am I represented by?

You are represented by: