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This litigation relates to Ceramic Substrates purchased directly from a Defendant.

“Ceramic Substrates” refers to uncoated ceramic monoliths with a fine honeycomb structure that – after being coated with a mix of metals and chemicals – are used in automotive catalytic converters.

Proposed settlements have been reached with the NGK, DENSO, and Corning Defendants. Under the terms of the proposed settlements, NGK will pay a total of $10,200,000, DENSO will pay a total of $100,000, and Corning will pay a total of $7,000,000.

If you purchased Ceramic Substrates in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from July 1, 1999 through October 29, 2018, you may be a member of the NGK, DENSO, or Corning Settlement Classes. If you remain in the NGK, DENSO, or Corning 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 15, 2020.

If you believe you are a member of the NGK, DENSO, or Corning 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 15, 2020
    Claim Filing Deadline
  • July 16, 2020 at 11 a.m.
    Fairness Hearing
    Video Conference