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This litigation relates to Automotive Brake Hoses purchased directly from a Defendant.

“Brake Hoses” refers to flexible hoses that carry brake fluid through the hydraulic brake system of motor vehicles.

Proposed settlements have been reached with the Hitachi Metals and Toyoda Gosei Defendants. Under the terms of the proposed settlements, Hitachi Metals will pay a total of $2,725,000, and Toyoda Gosei will pay a total of $2,266,667.

If you purchased Brake Hoses in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from November 1, 2005 through August 28, 2017, you may be a member of the Hitachi Metals or Toyoda Gosei Settlement Classes. If you remain in the Hitachi Metals or Toyoda Gosei Settlement Classes and you wish to share in the settlement proceeds attributable to that settlement, you must complete and submit a valid Claim Form no later than May 29, 2020.

If you believe you are a member of the Hitachi Metals or Toyoda Gosei Settlement Classes, please review the Notice, which contains information about the proposed settlements and your rights with respect to the settlements and related matters.

Please click here if you have any questions concerning this litigation, or need any additional information.

Important Dates

  • April 3, 2020
    Opt Out Deadline
  • April 3, 2020
    Objection Deadline
  • May 29, 2020
    Claim Filing Deadline
  • July 16th, 2020 at 11 a.m.
    Fairness Hearing
    Video Conference