Northern District of California
G&E is a member of the Executive Committee for Direct Purchaser Class Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs, purchasers of lithium-ion batteries, the rechargeable batteries used in cell phones and other consumer electronics, allege that numerous battery manufactures conspired to fix lithium-ion battery prices, allowing the manufacturers to overcharge battery purchasers. Plaintiffs seek treble damages under the federal antitrust laws. The case survived motions to dismiss in October 2014, and a partial settlement on behalf of direct purchasers has been reached.