Sony, Others Belong In Battery Price-Fixing Suit, Court Told

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT) -- Purchaser plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation accusing Sony Corp. and a slew of electronics companies of conspiring to fix the prices of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries urged a California federal judge not to dismiss defendants from the case, saying the complaints are sufficiently pled to go forward.

In three joint opposition motions filed Wednesday, direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs asked the court to reject motions to dismiss filed by Sony, Panasonic Corp., Sanyo North America Corp. and LG Chem America Inc.

In the Sony case, the direct and...
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