Automotive Parts - Indirect Purchaser (New Cars and Parts) Antitrust Litigation

Did you purchase or lease one or more new motor vehicles or replacement auto parts between 1990 and 2019?

You may be eligible to receive a substantial payment from settlements.

Settlement Total
$1,220,850,768
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/1/90 - through 12/31/19
Eligible Purchase Dates
Deadline

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Background Information

       HOW TO GET PAID FOR PAST VEHICLE PURCHASES:

You may be eligible to receive a payment for EACH new vehicle purchased or leased or qualifying replacement part purchased if you:

  • Purchased/registered/leased new vehicle(s) containing at least one qualifying part in one of the 30 qualifying states or Washington D.C.
  • Purchased/leased the vehicle(s) or purchased replacement part(s) between 1990-2019
  • Two qualifying categories
    1. Purchased a new motor vehicle containing a qualifying part in the form of a passenger Car, Light Truck, Pickup Truck, Crossover, Van, Mini Van, or Sport Utility Vehicle
    2. Purchased Replacement Auto Parts (not for resale) bought indirectly from a party such as an Auto Parts Retailer, Web Retailer or other party so long as they are not owned or affiliated with a defendant manufacturer.

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: June 18, 2020


Who Is Eligible For End-Payer Actions?+

If you purchased or leased a new vehicle for your own use, and reside in a qualifying state, you are most likely eligible to receive a payment for each vehicle.  Certain new vehicles contain one or more qualifying auto parts, some of which may be manufactured by the defendants.  These settlements pertain to antitrust allegations against the defendant auto parts manufacturers and were litigated in a Federal Court.  As a qualifying purchaser, you or your company, may be entitled to a cash payment for EACH new vehicle purchased or leased during the 29 year time frame between 1990 and 2019; provided the purchase was made in a qualifying state, and provided the vehicle contains at least one qualifying part.  The point of purchase is typically considered the state in which the new vehicle was first registered. You may also qualify to receive a payment if you bought a qualifying vehicle replacement part (not for resale) from someone other than the manufacturer of the part during the 29 year time frame between 1990 and 2019.


Why Are These Funds Available?+

The Funds are the result of Settlements which came from litigation in a Federal Court regarding antitrust allegations among the defendant group of auto parts manufacturers.  Prices of new cars may have been adversely affected during the time frame of this alleged conspiracy.  As a result, individuals and businesses may have paid more for their new vehicles than they normally would have.


Indirect Purchaser Class+

Generally, all persons and entities who, between 1990-2019, either (1) bought or leased a qualifying new motor vehicle* in the U.S (not for resale), or (2) bought a qualifying vehicle replacement part (not for resale) from someone other than the manufacturer of the part. 

Excluded from the class are defendants; their parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, any co-conspirators, all governmental entities, all persons who purchased their motor vehicle parts directly from the Defendants or for resale.


*See QUALIFYING VEHICLES & PARTS tab


Eligible Indirect States+

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia (D.C.)


Qualifying Vehicles & Parts+

  1. New Motor Vehicles (Purchases or Leases): Include but not limited to automobiles, cars, light trucks, pickup trucks, crossovers, vans, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles.
  2. Replacement Auto Parts (not for resale) bought indirectly for repair purposes. Indirectly means you bought the vehicle replacement part from someone other than the manufacturer of the part i.e. Auto parts store, a Web Based entity (non-manufacturer), Other Retailer, etc.


Settlements+

Settlements Thus Far:

Aisan
$1,036,892,768

4,560,000
Aisin Seiki
ALPHA
Alps
$18,620,000
$2,698,000
$3,230,000
Autoliv
Bosch
$19,000,000
$33,440,000
Bridgestone
$33,400,000
Bridgestone
$29,600,000
Brose
$2,280,000
Calsonic
Chiyoda
Continental Automotive Electronics
$11,121,840
$1,915,200
$3,800,000
Corning
$26,600,000
Delphi $760,000
DENSO
Diamond Electric
Eberspacher
Faurecia
$193,800,000
$5,396,000
$1,368,000
$1,482,000
Fujikra $7,144,000
Furukawa $42,560,000
Green Tokai
$950,000
GS Electech
Hitachi Automotive Systems
$3,040,000
$13,300,000
Hitachi (HIAMS)
Hitachi Metals
INOAC
$46,740,000
$1,140,000
$2,470,000
JTEKT
$47,500,000
Keihin
$836,000
Kiekert
$2,280,000
KL Sales
KOITO
KYB
Lear
$228,000
$22,990,000
$28,880,000
$3,040,000
Leoni
Mahle Behr
Maruyasu
Meritor, Inc. f/k/a ArvinMeritor, Inc
Mikuni Corporation
Mitsuba
$1,482,000
$1,482,000
$108,699.85
$760,000
$2,675,200
$72,200,000
Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
$64,229,268
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
$6,840,000
Nachi-Fujikoshi
NGK (Ceramic Substrates)
NGK (spark plugs)
$3,230,000
$12,160,000
$12,730,000
Nippon Seiki
Nishikawa Rubber Company Ltd. (NRC)
$4,560,000
$37,620,000
NSK
$26,220,000
NTN
$6,574,000
Omron $3,040,000
Panasonic
Panasonic (Round 4)
Reorganized TK Holdings Trust (TKH)
Sanden Automotive Climate Systems Corp
$17,100,110
$760,000
$53,200,000
$7,600,000
Sanoh
$8,360,000
Schaeffler
$7,600,000
Showa
$4,133,735.39
SKF USA Inc.
Stanley
$7,600,000
$15,200,000
Sumitomo $38,000,000
Sumitomo Riko
Tenneco
$11,400,000
$17,480,000
Tokai Rika
Tokai Rika (Round 4)
Toyo
$760,000
$1,366,578.08
$36,100,000

Toyo Denso Co., Ltd. and Weastec, Inc.
$760,000

Toyoda Gosei

$5,089,493.68
T.RAD $7,410,000
TRW $5,446,350
Usui $5,320,000
Valeo (Air Conditioning)
Valeo (Access Mechanisms)
$6,650,000
$760,000
Yamada
$2,356,000
Yamashita $6,080,000
Yazaki (Fuel Senders)
$58,000
Yazaki (Ins. Panel Clusters)
$2,675,000
Yazaki (Wire Harnesses) $73,267,000


Total Settlements: $1,220,850,768

Total Carve Outs for Notice and Administrative Costs (as of February 20, 2018 and additional carve outs may apply): $4,825,000

NET SETTLEMENT FUND: Calculation pending updated carve out figures



What Do I Need To Participate?+

1. Date of purchase or lease

2. Year, Make, Model & VIN (and number of vehicles)

3. State where purchased or leased

4. State of residence or principal place of business at time of purchase or lease

5. If applicable, information on purchase of qualifying replacement part - part purchased, manufacturer, state purchased, state of residence or principal place of business at time of purchase, date of purchase

Additional supporting documentation may apply

Disclaimer

Claim forms are available from the Class Administrator for this antitrust litigation. For additional information, class members may visit the official court approved website for this case at http://www.autopartsclass.com/. Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, buy may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period.

 

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Step 1: Confirm Eligibility

Did you purchase or lease a new vehicle between January 1, 1990 and today?

In which of the following states were the New Vehicles you purchased or leased registered at the time of sale?:

Did you purchase replacement parts for any vehicle that you owned between 1990 and today?

Do you still possess receipts for any replacement parts purchased between 1990 and today?

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