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In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

August 15, 2013

IN RE: LITHIUM ION BATTERIES ANTITRUST LITIGATION. This Order Relates to: All Indirect Purchaser and Direct Purchaser Actions.

ORDER RELATING ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATING CASES; ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS, District Judge.

I. ORDER RELATING CASES

Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12, for good cause appearing the Court hereby RELATES the following civil cases to In re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 13-mmd-2420 YGR:

• Tolchin, et al. v. LG Chem Ltd., Case No. 13-cv-0700 JCS
• Stromberg, et al. v. Hitachi Ltd., Case No. 13-cv-1534 JSC
• City of Palo Alto, et al. v. LG Chem, Ltd., Case No. 13-cv-2242 MEJ
• McGuire, et al. v. LG Chem, Ltd., Case No. 13-cv-0170 EDL

Pursuant to Criminal Local Rule 8-1, for good cause appearing the Court hereby RELATES the following criminal cases to In re: Lithium Ion BBatteries Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 13-md-2420 YGR:

• United States v. Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Case No. 13-cr-0472 JST
• United States v. LG Chem, Ltd., Case No. 13-cr-0473 RS

This Order terminates Docket Nos. 248, 261, and 267.

II. ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATING CASES

The Court is in receipt of the reports submitted by the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs ("DPPs") and Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs ("IPPs") pursuant to this Court's Order of July 19, 2013. Dkt. Nos. 246 (Order), 261 ("DPP Report"), 263 ("IPP Report"). The reports address the status of the complaints originally related to this MDL in light of the filing of the consolidated complaints for each set of purchasers. The DPP Report recommennds voluntary dismissal of 17 of the 26 direct purchaser class actions that have been brought before this Court, or, in the alternative, administrative closure of those 17 cases. DPP Report at 1. The DPP Report provides a chart listing the 17 cases. Idd., Ex. A at 3-5. The DPPs submit that the 9 Original Actions whose plaintiffs are now named plaintiffs in the MDL should remain open. See id. at 1. As for the IPP Report, it recommends administrative closure of all of the indirect purchaser actions filed before this Court, and provides an exhibit listing the cases. IPP Report at 1; id., Ex. C.

The Court hereby ORDERS the Clerk to terminate the cases referenced in the DPP Report's Exhibit A at pages 3 through 5 (attached hereto as Exhibit 1), as well as the cases referenced in the IPP Report's Exhibit C (attached hereto as Exhibit 2). Administrative termination shall have the effect of a voluntary dismissal pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2).

III. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

The plaintiffs in the Tolchin, Stromberg, City of Palo Alto, and McGuire civil cases related above are hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE why their cases should not also be administratively terminated. Any response to this Order to Show Cause shall not exceed three (3) pages in length and shall be filed in the docket of the MDL no later than August 22, 2013. The Court will interpret any failure to respond as a concession that each such case should also be administratively terminated.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Exhibit 1

Case No. 13-md-2420-YGR

ORDER RELATING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES; ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATING CASES; ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

DIRECT PURCHASER ACTIONS FILED NO. DATE CASE CAPTION CASE NUMBER/ORIGINAL JURISDICTION PLAINTIFF ORIGINALLY FILED Original Actions Brought By Plaintiffs Not Named in Consolidated Amended Complaint 9 10/11/2012 Gray v. Samsung SDI Co., 4:12-cv-05274-YGR Nichole M. Gray Ltd., et al. 10 10/12/2012 Clark v. LG Chem America, 4:13-cv-00570-YGR Woodrow Clark II Inc., et al. ORIGINALLY N.J. Dkt. No. 2:12-cv-06431-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 1110/16/2012 Criden v. Panasonic 4:13-cv-00786-YGR Michele Criden Corporation of North America, et al. ORIGINALLY 2:12-cv-06534-DMC-MF In D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 12 10/24/2012 Lisitsa v. Panasonic 4:13-cv-00789-YGR Yevgeniya Lisitsa Corporation of North America, et al. ORIGINALLY: 2:12-cv-06704-DMC-JAD in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 13 10/24/2012 Meir v. LG Chem America, 4:13-cv-00790-YGR Daniel Meir Inc., et al. ORIGINALLY: ୞:12-cv-06708-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 14 10/25/2012 Nelson v. Samsung SDI 4:12-cv-05516-YGR Ron Nelson, Jr. Co., Ltd., et al.

15 10/25/2012 Raimondo v. Panasonic 4:13-cv-00791-YGR Kimberly Raimondo Corporation of North America, et al. ORIGINALLY: 2:12-cv-06725-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 16 10/26/2012 O'Neil v. Hitachi, Ltd., 4:12-cv-05532-YGR James O'Neil et al. 17 11/1/2012 Smith v. Panasonic Corp. 4:13-cv-00793-YGR Deweese Smith of N. Am., et al. ORIGINALLY 2:12-cv-06797-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 18 11/7/2012 Shannon v. LG Chem, Ltd, 4:13-cv-00794-YGR Plaintiffs: Regina et al. Shannon ORIGINALLY 2:12-cv-06932-DMC-JAD in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 19 11/12/2012 Meier v. LG Chem, Ltd., 4:13-cv-00796-YGR Plaintiffs: Renee Meier et al. ORIGINALLY: 2:12-cv-07024-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 20 11/19/2012 Barbat v. LG Chem, Ltd., 4:13-cv-00782-YGR Plaintiffs: Michael et al. Barbat ORIGINALLLY 3:12-cv-02793-DMS-WVG in S.D. Cal. before Dana M. Sabraw (transferred 3/6/13) 2112/5/2012 Brownlee v. LG Chem, 4:13-cv-00783-YGR Plaintiffs: David Ltd., et al. Brownlee ୮乄膈㐂: 3:12-cv-02896-BEN-BGS in S.D.Cal. before Roger T. Benitez (transferred 3/6/13)

22 12/7/2012 Wilson v. Samsung SDI 4:12-cv-06210-YGR Plaintiffs: Michael S. Co., Ltd., et al. Wilson 23 12/19/2012 Ranola v. Hitachi Ltd., et 4:12-cv-06422-YGR Plaintiffs: Lloyd Ranola al. 24 1/4/2013 Ruan v. LG Chem, Ltd., et 4:13-cv-00800-YGR Plaintiffs: Nancy Ruan al. ORIGINALLY 2:13-cv-00086-DMC-MF in D.N.J. before Dennis M. Cavanaugh (transferred 2/25/13) 25 1/25/2013 Thrower v. Samsung SDI 4:13-cv-00366-YGR Plaintiffs: A. Keith Co., Ltd., et al. Thrower 26 3/28/2013 Gibbons, et al. v. LG 4:13-cv-01397-YGR Plaintiffs: David Chem, Ltd., et al. Gibbons and Alexander C. Eide

Exhibit 2

Case No. 13-md-2420-YGR

ORDER RELATING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES; ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY TERMINATING CASES; ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

INDIRECT PURCHASER CASES ON FILE CASES ORGINALLY FILED IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Case Name Date Filed Original Case No. Kevin Young, et al. v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 10/03/2012 12-cv-05129-JCS Brian Hanlon v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 10/04/2012 12-cv-05159-JCS James O'Neil v. Hitachi, Ltd., et al. 10/26/2012 12-cv-05532-KAW Mike Katz-LaCabe v. Hitachi, Ltd., et al. 11/05/2012 12-cv-05681-DMR Tom Pham, et al. 11/20/2012 12-cv-05938-ADR v. Hitachi Maxwell Ltd., et. al. Gene Powers 12/03/2012 12-cv-06118-JCS v. LG Chem America, Inc., et al. Brandon Martinez v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 12/04/2012 12-cv-06151-KAW Richard S.E. Johns v. Hitachi, Ltd., et al. 12/04/2012 12-cv-06152-JSC Angelo Michael D'Orazio 12/05/2012 12-cv-06173-JCS v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. Piya Rojanasathit 12/06/2012 12-cv-06183-MEJ v. Samsung SDI America, Inc., et al. Cone Levy v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 12/20/2012 12-cv-06446-LB Steven Bugge v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 12/21/2012 12-cv-06492-JSC Erin McGuire v. LG Chem, Ltd. 01/11/2013 13-cv-00170-EDL Erinn Tozer v. LG Chem, Ltd et al. 01/29/2013 13-cv-00397-NC Brad Marcus, et al. v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/04/2013 13-cv-00339-KAW Krista Lepore v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/04/2013 13-cv-00361-JSC David Tolchin v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/15/2013 13-cv-00700-JCS Kristina Yee v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/15/2013 13-cv-00703-LB William Cabral, et al. 02/15/2013 13-cv-00686-MEJ v. Hitachi Maxwell Ltd., et. al. Polly Cohen v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/20/2013 13-cv-00761-EDL Matt Bryant v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/28/2013 13-cv-00928-JCS Patrick McGuinness v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/28/2013 13-cv-00929-SBA Spencer Hathaway v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 02/28/2013 13-cv-00926-JCS David Petree v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/04/2013 13-cv-00976-LB Robert McGranahan v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/04/2013 13-cv-00975-DMR Laura Gallardo v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/06/2013 13-cv-01030-LB Linda Lincoln v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/13/2013 13-cv-01131-JCS Anna Jower v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/14/2013 13-cv-01166-LB Beatriz Hernandez v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/18/2013 13-cv-01189-MEJ Jason Ames, et al. v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. 03/18/2013 12-cv-01194-DMR San Francisco Community College District 03/28/2013 13-cv-01384-EDL v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. Valentina Juncaj, et al. 03/28/2013 13-cv-01379-JSC v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. Karen Stromberg v. Hitachi Ltd., et al. 04/05/2013 13-cv-01534-EMC City of Palo Alto, et al. v. LG Chem, et. al. 05/16/2013 13-cv-02242-MEJ

CASES ORGINALLY FILED IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Case Name Date Filed Original Case No. N.D. Cal Case # Date Transferred Angela Turner, et al. 11/01/2012 12-cv-2658-AJB-KSC 13-cv-00781-YGR 03/07/2013 v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. Bradley Van Patten 10/26/2012 12-cv-2615-BEN-RBB 13-cv-00780-YGR 03/07/2013 v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. John Russo, et al. 10/15/2012 12-cv-2505-AJB-KSC 13-cv-00778-YGR 03/07/2013 v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al. Matthew I Miller, et al. 10/17/2012 12-cv-2531-IEG-BGS 13-cv-00779-YGR 03/07/2013 v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al.

CASE ORGINALLY FILED IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANNA Case Name Date Filed Original Case No. N.D. Cal Case # Date Transferred Michael Janusa, et al. v. 03/11/2013 13-cv-00459 13-cv-01329-YGR 03/28/2013 Hitachi, Ltd., et al.

CASE ORGINALLY FILED IN THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTES Case Name Date Filed Original Case No. N.D. Cal Case # Date Transferred Dawn Thompson, et al. 12/28/2012 12-cv-12419-DJC 13-cv-00784-YGR 03/25/2013 v. LG Chem, Ltd., et al.

CASE ORGINALLY FILED IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI Case Name Date Filed Original Case No. N.D. Cal Case # Date Transferred Joseph G. O'Daniel v. 02/25/2013 13-cv-00182-DW 13-cv-11126-YGR 03/13/2013 LG Chem, Ltd., et al.


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