Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers
Original post made on May 7, 2013
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on May 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm
So, how much money does the City think that it has lost because of this alleged price fixing? Are we talking hundreds of dollars, or hundreds of thousands of dollars?
How is the City going to prove its loss? If it knows now how many batteries it has purchased in the past, why not tell us now?
Another waste of time.
on May 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm
This appears to be one of those tiresome symbolic green accusations. Why? Because lithium-ion battery technologies are so important to the notion that we can all get along on electric vehicles. The cheaper they are, then the more acceptance. There is very little consideration of how these batteries get recharged, which is a much more important issue than the cost of the batteries.
Once again, Palo Alto city council goes out on a limb, with its own saw to cut it off.
on May 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm
Unless I'm missing something here, the city is devoting resources to pursue a law suit that if ultimately successful, will net the litigating law firms millions in fees from a settlement, and the city will get a check for $5, typical for a class action participant. I'd say the city has too many lawyers on staff if this is what they are doing.