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Claims Process

The Claims Deadline has now passed, and no further claims can be filed. The Administrator is reviewing the claims received and will contact you if further information is required.

In May 2022, the Claims Administrator began sending payments to settlement class members who filed Undocumented Claims.

Please check www.batteriessettlement.ca for regular updates. 

Settlements

Settlements have been reached with the following defendants totaling over $21 million:

  • NEC Corporation and NEC Tokin Corporation (“NEC”);
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and Samsung SDI America, Inc. (“Samsung”);
  • Sony Corporation, Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd. (“Sony”);
  • LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (“LG Chem”);
  • Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. and Toshiba of Canada Limited (“Toshiba”);
  • Maxell Holdings, Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America ("Maxell"); and
  • Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc., and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (“Panasonic”).

The Settlements have been approved by the Ontario and Quebec Courts, as applicable. The Courts also approved a process for distributing settlement funds to eligible settlement class members.

FAQs

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

No, class counsel are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful in the litigation. Class counsel fees are payable out of any recovery achieved in the litigation. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

Under the class proceeding legislation, you are automatically included in the class action unless you request to opt-out. The deadline for opting-out has passed.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

Claims Process

The Claims Deadline has now passed, and no further claims can be filed. The Administrator is reviewing the claims received and will contact you if further information is required.

In May 2022, the Claims Administrator began sending payments to settlement class members who filed Undocumented Claims.

Please check www.batteriessettlement.ca for regular updates. 

Settlements

Settlements have been reached with the following defendants totaling over $21 million:

  • NEC Corporation and NEC Tokin Corporation (“NEC”);
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and Samsung SDI America, Inc. (“Samsung”);
  • Sony Corporation, Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd. (“Sony”);
  • LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (“LG Chem”);
  • Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. and Toshiba of Canada Limited (“Toshiba”);
  • Maxell Holdings, Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America ("Maxell"); and
  • Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc., and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (“Panasonic”).

The Settlements have been approved by the Ontario and Quebec Courts, as applicable. The Courts also approved a process for distributing settlement funds to eligible settlement class members.

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

No, class counsel are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful in the litigation. Class counsel fees are payable out of any recovery achieved in the litigation. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Can I join the class action?

Under the class proceeding legislation, you are automatically included in the class action unless you request to opt-out. The deadline for opting-out has passed.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.