Capacitors Antitrust Litigation Indirect

Settlement Amount
$53 million+
Deadline
TBD
Backround
A class action lawsuit brought on behalf of indirect purchasers of electrolytic and film capacitors (“Capacitors”) is currently pending. Capacitors are electronic components that store electric charges between one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator.
Settlement Amount: $53 million
Who Is Eligible?
All entities in the United States that purchased Capacitors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates or joint-ventures) indirectly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates or joint ventures from January, 1, 2002 through July 22, 2015. (These dates may change as Defendants decide to settle these claims against them.)
What Are Capacitors?
Capacitors are one of the most common electronic components in the world today. They store electric charges between one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator. Most electronic products – from cellphones to personal computers to home appliances – contain them, sometimes hundreds of them. The three basic types of capacitors are ceramic, electrolytic, and film, the latter two of which are the subject of this lawsuit.
Defendants?
  • Elna Co., Ltd.
  • Elna America Inc.
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. America
  • Hitachi AIC Inc., Ltd.
  • Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Nichicon Corp.
  • Nippon Chemi-Con Corp.
  • United Chemi-Con, Inc.
  • Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Nichicon Corp.
  • Nichicon America Corp.
  • Nissei Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corp.
  • Panasonic Corp. of North America
  • Rubycon Corp.
  • Rubycon America Inc.
  • SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
  • SANYO Electronic Device (U.S.A.) Corp.
  • Shinyei Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Soshin Electric Co., Ltd. Taitsu Corp.
  • Toshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Deadline: TBD