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Battery Makers Seek To Dodge Buyer Claims In Antitrust MDL

Law360 (August 16, 2018, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Panasonic Corp. and Sanyo Electric Co. have asked a California federal court to let them out of indirect purchasers' claims in multidistrict litigation over alleged lithium ion battery price-fixing, arguing that the consumers had provided no evidence that they paid unfairly spiked prices for batteries sold by the companies.

The companies argued in a motion filed Aug. 10 that because the only evidence so far in the case is twice-rejected expert testimony about how a group of consumers were affected by increased prices passed through to...
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