In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation

Case # 13-md-02420
Case Name In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants conspired to artificially stabilize and increase the price of lithium ion batteries, which are used in many common consumer electronics.  These anti-competative practices adversely affected consumers, who had to pay higher prices than they would in a truly open market system.

Final Approval Date ongoing
Result
  1. Case is ongoing.
  2. Final Approval hearing held November 8, 2016.
Dismissal of Last Appeal N/A
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Fourth Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
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Objection of Christopher Andrews

Objectors Christopher Andrews
Signers Christopher Andrews
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Notice does not include crucial information for class members to assess the fairness of the settlement.
  2. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.
Attachments Objection of Christopher Andrews.pdf
Supplemental Objection of Christopher Andrews.pdf
Second Supplemental Objection of Christopher Andrews.pdf
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Objection of Gordon Morgan

Objectors Gordon Morgan
Signers Timothy R. Hanigan
Attorneys Timothy R. Hanigan
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fee request is due after the objection deadline, depriving class members of the ability to properly evaluate the terms.
  2. Lump sum payment to attorneys is improper.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Gordon Morgan.pdf
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Objection of Kenya Brading

Objectors Kenya Brading
Signers Kenya Brading
Bradley D. Salter
Attorneys Bradley D. Salter
Summary
  1. Class definition is overbroad.
  2. Notice does not fully disclose cy pres provisions.
  3. Class members do not have an adequate opportunity to evaluate the fee petition.
  4. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Kenya Brading.pdf
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Objection of Patrick Sweeney

Objectors Patrick Sweeney
Signers Patrick Sweeney
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Settlement lacks sufficient oversight of the claims process.
  2. Notice is inadequate.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.
Attachments Objection of Patrick S. Sweeney.pdf
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Objection of Sam A. Miorelli

Objectors Sam A. Miorelli
Signers Sam A. Miorelli
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Motion for class settlement was overly redacted.
  2. Fee request is improperly structured.
Attachments Objection of Sam A. Miorelli.pdf
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