LITHIUM ION BATTERIES & BLOOD REAGENTS DIRECT PURCHASER ANTITRUST SETTLEMENTS

WHAT ARE THESE CASES ABOUT?

Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Settlement:

Plaintiffs claim that the Defendants and co-conspirators engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize the prices of Lithium Ion Battery Cells (“Li-Ion Cells”) in violation of U.S. and state antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection laws by agreeing to fix prices and restrict output of Li-Ion Cells by, among other things, face-to-face meetings and other communications, customer allocation, and the use of trade associations. Plaintiffs further claim that indirect 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 Cells, they and other indirect purchasers paid more for Li-Ion Batteries and Li-Ion Products than they would have paid absent the conspiracy. The Defendants deny Plaintiff’s claims.

How much settlement money is available?
$106,950,000 (with more expected)
Sony: $19.5M
LG Chem America: $39M
Hitachi Maxwell: $3.45M
NEC Corporation: $2.5M

What are LIB products? Lithium Ion Batteries (“LIBs”) are rechargeable battery cells that utilize lithium ion technology.

  • “Lithium Ion Battery Cell(s)” or “Li-Ion Cells” means cylindrical, prismatic, or polymer cell used for the storage of power that is rechargeable and uses lithium ion technology.
  • “Lithium Ion Battery” or “Li-Ion Battery” means Lithium Ion Battery Cell or Lithium Ion Battery Pack.
  • “Lithium Ion Battery Pack” means Lithium Ion Battery Cells that have been assembled into a pack, regardless of the number of Lithium Ion Cells contained in such packs.
  • “Lithium Ion Battery Products” or “Li-Ion Products” means products manufactured, marketed, and/or sold by Defendants, their divisions, subsidiaries, or Affiliates, or their alleged co-conspirators that contain one or more Lithium Ion Battery Cells manufactured by Defendants or their alleged co-conspirators. Lithium Ion Battery Products include, but are not limited to, laptop computers, notebook computers, tablet computers (e.g., iPads), mobile phones, smart phones, cameras, camcorders, digital video cameras, digital audio players (e.g., iPods), and power tools.

Blood Reagents Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement:

The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that Defendants violated federal antitrust law, as a result of Defendants’ alleged conduct, the prices paid by individuals and entities for Traditional Blood Reagents were higher than they otherwise would have been. The defendants are Immucor, Inc. (“Immucor”) and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (“Ortho”). Your company is likely eligible if you purchased Traditional Blood Reagents in the United States directly from either of the Defendants, Ortho or Immucor, during the period from November 4, 2000 through October 19, 2015.

How much settlement money is available?
$41.5 Million

What are Blood Reagents? “Blood Reagents” are products designed and manufactured to test, match, detect, screen, diagnose and/or otherwise identify certain properties of the cell and serum components of human blood.

“Traditional Blood Reagents” are primarily used to test blood manually in test tubes. In contrast, proprietary blood reagents are primarily used to test blood in automated and/or semi-automated platforms.

Proprietary reagents sold by Defendants include, but are not limited to, Ortho’s ID-MTS gel products and Immucor’s Capture products.

For purposes of this litigation, the definition of Traditional Blood Reagents does not include Ortho’s 0.8% red blood cell reagents and the certified class includes purchases of only Traditional Blood Reagents; the certified class does not include purchases of proprietary blood reagents and/or Ortho’s 0.8% red blood cell reagents.

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