Welcome to the Informational Website for the Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation - Direct Purchaser Class Actions.


The Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation is a coordinated legal proceeding comprised of a number of cases involving different parts that were purchased directly or indirectly from a defendant for use in motor vehicles.

This website sets forth information relating to settlements involving products purchased directly from a defendant. You can view information regarding certain products included in this litigation by clicking on the links above. Please note that new information may be added in the future about these and other cases.


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Heater Control Panels

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Sumitomo, Alps, and Tokai Rika Defendants in the Heater Control Panels Litigation. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on November 8, 2018. If you want to receive a share of the Sumitomo, Alps, or Tokai Rika settlement funds, you must submit a valid electronic Claim Form online by November 21, 2018 or a paper Claim Form postmarked no later than November 21, 2018. Click here to see more information about the Sumitomo, Alps, and Tokai Rika settlements.


Instrument Panel Clusters

The Court has granted final approval of the settlements with the Nippon Seiki and Yazaki Defendants in the Instrument Panel Clusters Litigation. The Court will hold a hearing on Settlement Class Counsel’s requests for an award of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of their litigation costs and expenses, and an incentive payment to the Class Representative. If you want to receive a share of the Nippon Seiki or Yazaki settlement funds, you must submit a valid electronic Claim Form online by November 28, 2018, or a paper Claim Form postmarked no later than November 28, 2018. Click here to see more information about the Nippon Seiki and Yazaki settlements.


Wire Harness Products

The Court has granted preliminary approval of settlements with the Furukawa and Mitsubishi Electric Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on November 8, 2018. If you want to receive a share of the Furukawa or Mitsubishi Electric settlement funds, you must either have submitted a valid Claim Form in connection with prior settlements in this litigation, or you must submit a valid Claim Form postmarked no later than November 14, 2018. Click here to see more information about the Wire Harness settlements.


Air Conditioning Systems

The Court has granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement with the VALEO Defendants in the Air Conditioning Systems Litigation. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlement on September 26, 2018. Click here to see more information about the VALEO Settlement.


Occupant Safety Systems

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Toyoda Gosei and Tokai Rika Defendants in the Occupant Safety Systems Litigation. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on September 26, 2018. If you want to receive a share of the Toyoda Gosei or Tokai Rika settlement funds, you must either have previously submitted a valid Claim Form in connection with the prior settlements in this litigation with Autoliv and TRW, or you must submit a valid Claim Form postmarked no later than August 17, 2018. Click here to see more information about the Toyoda Gosei and Tokai Rika settlements.


Small Bearings

The Court has granted final approval of the settlement with the Minebea Defendants. Click here to see more information about the Minebea settlement.


Bearings

The Court has granted final approval of the settlement with the Schaeffler Defendants. Click here to see more information about the Schaeffler settlement.