Posted by William Charles on November 29, 2017
Class Action Lawsuits

Published on November 29th, 2017 | by William Charles

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[Expired] $44.95 Million Lithium-Ion Battery Class Action Settlement – Most People Eligible – Last Chance

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Reposting this because the claim deadline is in about 9 hours time. Get your claims in before it’s too late.

Last chance to file a claim is now January 19th, 2018 and not November 29th, 2017.

The Settlement

Direct link to settlement

A number of Lithium-Ion battery manufactures have agreed to a settlement resolving claims that they allegedly fixed the price of cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells. You’re eligible to receive part of the $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 your business (and not for resale) one or more of the products covered by the settlement
    • 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

The Details

  •  All claims must either be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 29, 2017, or for mailed in claims, postmarked by November 29, 2017, in order to be considered valid
  • If you want to keep your right to sue the Settling Defendants regarding Lithium Ion Battery and/or Lithium Ion Battery Product purchases, you must exclude yourself in writing from the Class by August 11, 2017
  • Payment date currently unknown, should be Q1

Our Verdict

How much you’ll receive will depend on the number of claimants and number of claims by each claimant. I suspect most people will have purchase an eligible product during this period. Proof of purchase isn’t required, but you’re just taking money from other eligible claimants if you lie so please do not do that. You can view other class actions we’ve covered here and our introduction to them here.

Hat tip to reader JJ



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Nick
Nick

I never got or heard back from that milk class action settlement from last year.

Deb
Deb

Class actions usually take several years to settle. I have one from 3 years ago that is still open.

bob
bob

or the Tuna $25

dizzy
dizzy

Man, I was SO bummed about the tuna one! Because I selected the free tuna (vouchers for $50 worth of tuna) instead, so I could have enough tuna packets for my thru hike. Haha. I guess when I finally get the tuna, I’ll have to hike for a couple months again.

Daniel
Daniel

That’s a relatively small pool for all the potential claims. I’m guessing the payouts will be pretty small.

Jim
Jim

It will be even less than 44.95 million that actually gets disbursed. They are asking for 11.24 million in attorneys’ fees (~25%…they round up lol) and about 4.1 million in cost reimbursement. Once approved by the court, this will come out of the 44.95 million.

paz
paz

Anyone got a notice on the Staples settlement from http://www.torczynervstaplessettlement.com?

“If between March 24, 2009 and April 25, 2017, you
[1] bought a Staples Rewards® eligible product and a
non-Rewards eligible product in the same transaction,
[2]used an item-specific coupon on the non-Rewards eligible
product, and [3] were negatively impacted by Staples’ pro rata coupon accounting, you might be entitled to $10 in Staples Rewards.”

Chris
Chris

Since my household alone bought approximately 3 million of those listed devices in that decade, I’m expecting to get about 20 cents based on the likely number of claimants.

Matt P
Matt P

Let’s see, 2 laptops, a netbook (most regrettable purchase ever), 3 mobile phones, a digital audio player, 2 cameras, a cordless power tool, and 3x replacement batteries for those items. That’s 13 items just for me. Aint nobody getting much out of this one.

Trevor C
Trevor C

Yeah, that was my thought too. “Oh wow, I’m eligible for lots of things!….oh, that means other people will be too.”

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

5 Laptops, 2 Netbooks and about 50 cellphones, 4 tablets, 7 digital audio player, 9 digital cameras over this period.
So I should get couple of dollars in the settlement after attorney fees.
Right?

Max
Max

The claim form is not even asking for the mailing address, just email.
If they were seriously expecting to pay anything to the class members, wouldn’t they ask for it up front?

Pt
Pt

Payments will not be issued until the claim submission process has closed and the court has approved the final settlement. You will be notified when that happens so you can select a convenient payment option.

Lantean
Lantean

i am puzzled by this too.

Ann
Ann

Perhaps they’re hoping to make most of the payments via Paypal.

Jamie
Jamie

Is this like the Got Milk settlement? That (and another settlement that followed soon thereafter… can’t recall what it was) looked so fishy to me. Never a place to input an address. It also kept pushing the “tell your friends” aspect, which doesn’t sound very official to me. I wonder if it’s just a big phishing project??

Ann
Ann

They all pay out eventually. It takes years. Look up the actual court filings under the case title stated on the settlement website before applying for one if you’re skeptical.

http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Milk-rebates-for-shoppers-after-price-gouging-lawsuit-settlement-410848565.html says you’re likely only going to get about $6 per person for the milk settlement when it does get around to paying, because the ‘tell your friends’ push was too successful.

calwatch
calwatch

On the other hand, some of the class actions like Kashi and the Glucosamine class actions paid decent money. Although I do not take glucosamine my dad does and it was a decent amount.

HML
HML

I just got a $200 check from the symantec one

DD
DD

No mention of the endless gadgets we buy for cooking and grooming, ect., i.e. electronic toothbrushes, pedicure tools, mixers, ect.
I’m not confident about the site in the link, “www.ReverseTheCharge.com” – sounds fishy – which I didn’t see until the end. I definitely *Won’t be passing this info to friends or family.
No disrespect DOC.

DD
DD

. . . and you will receive the porn-mail at the same time as your acknowledgment as well.

qmc
qmc

Just FYI, the claim period now ends Jan 19th.

https://www.reversethecharge.com/#dates

Adam
Adam

The timeframe was extended to file a claim form until July 19, 2018. In some parts of the website it also looks like the amount was increased to 64.45 million.

AllwaysLearning22
AllwaysLearning22

I got an e-mail 2 days ago. The ‘new’ deadline to file claims is July 19, 2019

Given how long this has dragged on, expect a payment of about 2 cents per claim 🙂

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