If your dealership purchased automotive components or vehicles during the period from January 1, 1998 through September 12, 2015, such as a wire harness, instrument panel clusters, heater control panels, occupant safety systems, alternators and many other components, you may be entitled to a significant settlement from this class action suit.
Class Action Case: In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, 12-MD-02311
Court Approved Website: www.autodealersettlement.com/
Current Settlement Amount: $62 million
Claim Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017
Case Summary: Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants conspired to allocate markets and fix prices of various automotive components. Thus, it is alleged that individuals and entities paid more for such products than they would have otherwise paid. Although the Court has not ruled on the underlying merits of the case, defendants have entered into settlements with the plaintiffs.
Settlement Class Members: Car Dealerships that bought components and new vehicles containing: Instrument Panel Clusters, Automotive Wire Harness Systems, Occupant Safety Restraint Systems, Fuel Senders, Switches, SAS, HID Ballasts, Starters, Alternators, Air Flow Meters, Valve Timing Control Devices, Fuel Injection Systems, Electronic Throttle Bodies, Ignition Coils, Inverters, Motor Generators, Radiators or ATF Wamers manufactured by one or more of the Defendants.
The products must have been purchased in one of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia or Wisconsin.
Indirect Purchaser: You are included in the Settlement Classes only if you purchased components or vehicles indirectly,” meaning you did not purchase directly from any of the Defendants, but instead bought a product or vehicle from a store, company or vehicle manufacturer for sale to the public.
Defendants: The Defendant companies include: Nippon Seiki, Lear Corporation, Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering, LLC, Autoliv, Inc., TRW Automobile Holdings Corp., Yazaki Corporation and Yazaki North America Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., T. Rad Co. Ltd. and Fujidura Ltd.