JPML Sends Lithium Ion Battery Price-Fixing MDL To Calif.

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 7:48 PM EST) -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation opted Wednesday to centralize litigation alleging price-fixing on lithium ion batteries and targeting companies including LG Chem America Inc., Maxell Corp. of America and Sony Electronics Inc. in northern California.

A plaintiff in a lithium ion battery suit in New Jersey sought to have the litigation centralized there, while others pitched southern California and Minnesota as the appropriate forum, but the JPML noted that the first four lithium ion battery cases — as well as eight other related actions —...
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