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

Did you purchase one or more new motor vehicles between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2016?

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

Background Information

       HOW TO GET PAID FOR PAST VEHICLE PURCHASES:

  • You may be eligible to receive a payment for EACH new vehicle purchased
  • Must have purchased/registered new vehicle(s) containing at least one qualifying part in one of the 30 qualifying states or Washington D.C.
  • Must have purchased the vehicle(s) between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2016
  • 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 Total
$806,224,928
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/1/96 - through 12/31/16
Eligible Purchase Dates
Deadline
TBD
Deadline

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: TBD


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 18 year time frame between 1996 and 2016; provided the purchase was made in a qualifying state.  The point of purchase is typically considered the state in which the new vehicle was first registered.


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, consumers may have paid more for their new vehicles than they normally would have.


Indirect Purchaser Class+

Generally, All persons and entities who, between January 1, 1996 and at least December 31, 2016, who either (1) bought or leased a new motor vehicle* in the U.S (not for resale), or (2) paid to replace one or more of the new motor vehicle parts listed in the litigation. 

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
$806,224,928
4,560,000
Aisin Seiki $18,620,000
Autoliv
$19,000,000
Bridgestone
$33,400,000
Bridgestone
$29,600,000
Chiyoda
$1,915,200
DENSO $193,800,000
Fujikra $7,144,000
Furukawa $42,560,000
GS Electech $3,040,000
Hitachi (HIAMS)
$46,740,000
JTEKT
$47,500,000
Lear $3,040,000
KL Sales $228,000
Leoni
Mitsuba
$1,482,000
$72,200,000
Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
$64,229,268
Nachi-Fujikoshi
$3,230,000
Nippon Seiki $4,560,000
NSK
$26,220,000
NTN
$6,574,000
Omron $3,040,000
Panasonic $17,100,110
Schaeffler
$7,600,000
SKF USA Inc.
$7,600,000
Sumitomo $38,000,000
Sumitomo Riko $11,400,000
Tokai Rika $760,000
T.RAD $7,410,000
TRW $5,446,350
Valeo
$6,650,000
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: $806,224,928

Total Carve Outs for Notice and Administrative Costs: $4,825,000

NET SETTLEMENT FUND (as of May 23, 2017): $801,399,928


What Do I Need To Participate?+

1. Date of Purchase

2. Year, Make, Model & VIN

3. State where purchased or leased


Disclaimer

Client is aware that claim forms are not yet available from the Class Administrator. When claim forms do become available, 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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