In re Capacitors Antitrust Lawsuit

Class Members Eligible for Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Settlement:

You are a settlement class member if you are a person in the United States (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates or joint-ventures) that purchased aluminum, tantalum and film capacitors (“Capacitors”) from January 1, 2002 through July 22, 2015 (the “Class”). Excluded from the Class are the Defendants and governmental entities, the judges and chambers staff in this case, as well as any members of their immediate families.

Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Settlement Lawsuit Case History:

On November 10, 2016, the Hon. James Donato of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order preliminarily certifying a settlement class of direct purchasers in a class action lawsuit involving alleged agreements among certain manufacturers to raise or stabilize the prices for aluminum, tantalum and film capacitors.

Settlements totaling $32,600,000 have been reached with certain defendants (the “Settling Defendants”). The Settling Defendants expressly deny plaintiffs’ allegations, including that the Settling Defendants or any of their current or previous subsidiaries, business units, or affiliates engaged in the wrongdoing alleged by plaintiffs. The lawsuit is continuing against other defendants (the “Non-Settling Defendants”). The Settling Defendants, together with the Non-Settling Defendants, are referred to collectively as the “Defendants.”

Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Settlement Defendants:

The Settling Defendants are Fujitsu Limited; NEC TOKIN Corporation and NEC TOKIN America, Inc. (“NEC TOKIN”); Nitsuko Electronics Corporation (“Nitsuko”); Okaya Electric Industries Co., Ltd. and Okaya Electric America, Inc. (the “Okaya Defendants”); and ROHM Co., Ltd. and ROHM Semiconductor U.S.A., LLC (“ROHM”).

The Non Settling Defendants are Panasonic Corporation; Panasonic Corporation of North America; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; SANYO North America Corporation; KEMET Corporation; KEMET Electronics Corporation; Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation; United Chemi-Con, Inc.; Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.; Hitachi AIC Inc.; Hitachi Chemical Co. America, Ltd.; Nichicon Corporation; Nichicon (America) Corporation; AVX Corporation; Rubycon Corporation; Rubycon America Inc.; ELNA Co., Ltd.; ELNA America Inc.; Matsuo Electric Co., Ltd.; TOSHIN KOGYO Co., Ltd.; Holy Stone Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Milestone Global Technology, Inc. (D/B/A HolyStone International); Vishay Polytech Co., Ltd.; Taitsu Corporation; Taitsu America, Inc.; Shinyei Kaisha; Shinyei Technology Co., Ltd.; Shinyei Capacitor Co., Ltd.; Shinyei Corporation of America, Inc.; Nissei Electric Co., Ltd.; Soshin Electric Co., Ltd.; Soshin Electronics of America, Inc.; and Shizuki Electric Co., Ltd..

Our Class Action Settlement Services:

CAC Recovery navigates the complex intricacies of the Capacitors Antitrust Litigation Class Action Settlement claims filing process to help businesses maximize their settlement recoveries.


Our class action settlement services include:

  • Identifying class action claims where businesses may be eligible to file
  • Filing the class action claim with supporting documentation
  • Interacting with the class action Claims Administrator
  • Providing updates on class action claim settlements status
  • Resolving Claims Administrator questions on claims
  • Reviewing the recovery to assure the correct compensation claims amount has been received

Our Guarantee: We Get Paid When You Recover – No hidden charges or up-front fees. We provide our class action settlements services based on a contingency fee.

Getting Started is easy! If you represent a business we’ll first have you fill out our Get Started form and a CAC representative will contact you within 24 hours to review your eligibility and walk you through the claims process.