Generally, you may be included in one or more Settlements if, at any time from 1990 to 2018, your company bought motor vehicles in the U.S. (not for resale). New motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, automobiles, cars, light trucks, pickup trucks, crossovers, vans, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles. The company that purchased the vehicles MUST be headquartered in the District of Columbia or one of the following States in order to qualify: 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, and Wisconsin.
At least $2.4 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. Customers, car repair shops, dealerships and other businesses have filed class action lawsuits alleging the same wrongful conduct and some settlements have been reached with the indirect purchaser, direct purchaser and automotive dealer classes. At this time, the indirect purchaser class has entered into settlements as listed on the attached page. The guilty pleas and magnitude of the criminal fines, however, enhance the likelihood that additional civil settlements will be reached.
• Autoliv, Inc.; Autoliv ASP, Inc.; Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG; Autoliv Safety Technology, Inc.; And Autoliv Japan Ltd. (collectively, “Autoliv”),
• Fujikura, Ltd. and Fujikura Automotive America LLC (together, “Fujikura”),
• Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (“HIAMS”),
• Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering, LLC (“KL Sales”),
• Lear Corporation (“Lear”),
• Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.; N.S. International, Ltd.; and New Sabina Industries, Inc. (collectively, “Nippon Seiki”),
• Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation of North America (together, “Panasonic”),
• Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.; Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (incorporating K&S Wiring
Systems, Inc.); and Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.) Inc. (collectively, “Sumitomo”),
• T.RAD Co., Ltd. and T.RAD North America, Inc. (together, “T.RAD”),
• TRW Deutschland Holding GmbH and TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation (now known as “ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.”)
(together, “TRW”), and
• Yazaki Corporation and Yazaki North America, Incorporated (together, “Yazaki”).
• Mitsubishi Electric, Denso, NSK, Leoni, Furukawa, Aisin, Schaffler, G.S., Tokai, Omron, Valeo, Sumitomo Riko, Aisan, Alpha, Alps,
• Chiyoda, Diamond Electric, Eberspacher, Faurecia, Hitachi, INOAC, Koito.
Note: There are many defendants who have not settled yet. We anticipate the settlement fund to grow larger once more settlements are achieved. We are continuously monitoring the court dockets. As more settlements become available we will contact you accordingly.