All persons and entities located in the United States engaged in the business of the retail sale of automobiles who purchased DMSs from CDK and/or Reynolds, or any predecessor, successor, subsidiary, joint venture, or affiliate, during the period from January 1, 2015 through October 23, 2018.
The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the case is known as the Dealership Class Action, In re Dealer Management Systems Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2817 (N.D. Ill.). This case was assigned to United States District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. The group of auto dealerships in the U.S. who sued are called the Dealership Class Plaintiffs, and the companies they sued, Reynolds and CDK, are called the Defendants. Defendants were sued by Dealership Class Plaintiffs who claim that Reynolds and CDK conspired, in violation of federal antitrust laws and
certain state antitrust and consumer protection laws, to restrain and/or eliminate competition by charging Dealership Class Plaintiffs more than they should have in the markets for Dealer Management System (“DMS”) software services and for Data Integration Services (“DIS”)
programs and services for extracting, formatting, integrating, and/or organizing data from DMSs. The Defendants deny the claims in the lawsuit and have asserted legal defenses. Reynolds has agreed to settle this case to avoid the cost and uncertainty associated with continuing the lawsuit. The lawsuit will continue against CDK.