Update: There are some concerns over how the money will be distributed in this class action settlement. I would NEVER give out my bank account information to anyone online. Options for payment include an Amazon gift card or Paypal. Personally I would choose the Amazon gift card. If you would like a check, they want a written request. From everything I can find, this is a valid class action lawsuit that has been well over a year in the making. See news stories here, here and here. You can also contact the law firms representing the class action here.
If you have bought a laptop, cordless power tool, camcorder or similar items since 2000, you may be interested to know that a class action lawsuit has been filed. The lawsuit basically says that individuals and businesses may have paid more for certain products which contained these lithium-ion batteries.
Who is eligible:
Purchasers of these products (or replacement batteries) may be eligible for compensation in this $44.95 million legal settlement if:
- You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011 AND
- You purchased for yourself or your business (and not for resale) one or more of the products covered by the settlement
- Laptop PCs, Notebooks, Netbook computers
- Mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, digital audition player, cameras
- Cordless power tools
- Replacement batteries for any of these products
Head over here to file a claim and/or for more information.