Automotive Dealerships who, on or after January 1st, 1995, indirectly purchased certain “Automotive Parts” or Leased or Sold New vehicles that were provided directly from an OEM to their dealership.in one of the “Eligible Jurisdictions” (detailed below) that were manufactured by one or more of the “Defendants” listed below or their current or former parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or co-conspirators. For this action, class member eligibility includes purchases of new vehicles for resale that included one or more of the Eligible Products as a component part, or indirect purchases of Eligible Products, that is from any entity other than the Defendants, their subsidiaries or affiliates. There are separate settlements for other entities which, during the same period, purchased Automotive Parts either directly or indirectly from a Defendant, its subsidiaries or affiliates. Additional information regarding these settlements is available upon request.
District of Columbia, AZ, AK, CA, FL, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV and WI.
At least $3 billion in criminal fines and penalties have been imposed, and some automotive executives and companies have plead guilty to criminal charges, as a result of alleged bid rigging and fixing prices concerning various Automotive Parts. Thereafter, customers, car repair shops, dealerships and other businesses filed class actions alleging the same wrongful conduct. Some settlements have been reached concerning the dealers class totaling at least $347 million. The guilty pleas and magnitude of the criminal fines enhance the likelihood that additional civil settlements will be reached concerning dealers, direct and indirect purchases.
Aisan Industry Co., Ltd. Franklin Precision Industry, Inc., Aisan Corporation of America, Hyundam Industrial Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Aisan”); Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and Aisin Automotive Casting, LLC (collectively, “Aisin Seiki”); Alps Electric Co., Ltd., Alps Electric (North America), Inc., and Alps Automotive Inc. (collectively, “Alps”); Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch LLC (collectively, “Bosch”); Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone APM Company (collectively, “Bridgestone”); Chiyoda Manufacturing Corporation and Chiyoda USA Corporation (collectively “Chiyoda”); Diamond Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd. and Diamond Electric Mfg. Corporation (collectively, “Diamond Electric”); Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG and Eberspächer North America Inc. (collectively, “Eberspächer”); G.S. Electech, Inc., G.S. Wiring Systems, Inc., and G.S.W. Manufacturing, Inc. (collectively, “G.S. Electech”); Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi”); Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (“HIAMS”); INOAC Corporation, INOAC Group North America, LLC, and INOAC USA Inc. (collectively, “INOAC”); JTEKT Corporation, JTEKT Automotive North America, Inc., and JTEKT North America Corp. (formerly d/b/a Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.) (collectively, “JTEKT”); Kiekert AG and Kiekert U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Kiekert”) Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., North American Lighting, Inc. (collectively, “Koito”); MITSUBA Corporation and American Mitsuba Corporation (collectively, “Mitsuba”); NGK Insulators, Ltd. and NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc. (collectively, “NGK”); NTN Corporation and NTN USA Corporation (collectively, “NTN”); Nishikawa Rubber Company, Ltd. (“NRC”); Tokai Rika Co., Ltd. and TRAM, Inc. d/b/a Tokai Rika U.S.A. Inc. (collectively, “Tokai Rika”); Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC, and Toyo Automotive Parts (USA), Inc. (collectively, “Toyo”); Yamada Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Yamada North America, Inc. (collectively, “Yamada”); and Yamashita Rubber Co., Ltd. and YUSA Corporation (collectively, “Yamashita”).