Submit a Claim - Claim Instructions

You must complete your claim on or before November 12, 2019, to be eligible to share in the distribution of the proceeds of settlements with the MITSUBA and DENSO Defendants.

If you are a direct purchaser of Windshield Washer Systems (and you have remained in either or both of the MITSUBA and DENSO Settlement Classes), you may be entitled to share in the distribution of the proceeds of settlements with those Defendants (the “Settlement Fund”). To receive your share of the Settlement Fund, you or a person you have authorized to act on your behalf must submit a timely and valid Claim Form in accordance with the instructions set forth below.

Please note that if you have chosen to be excluded from either the MITSUBA or DENSO Settlement Classes, you may not participate in the distribution of the Settlement Funds attributable to the Settlement with that Defendant.


Eligibility:
  • You are eligible to submit a claim seeking to share in the distribution of the Settlement Fund if, during the period from January 1, 2000 through August 14, 2018 (the “Class Period”), you purchased Windshield Washer Systems in the United States directly from one or more of the following companies (including their parents for the DENSO Settlement Class), subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures (for the DENSO and MITSUBA Settlement Classes): (1) ASMO Co. Ltd.; (2) ASMO Manufacturing, Inc.; (3) ASMO North America, LLC; (4) DENSO Corporation; (5) DENSO International America, Inc.; (6) MITSUBA Corporation; (7) American Mitsuba Corporation.; (8) Valeo S.A.; (9) Robert Bosch GmbH; and (10) Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • You must have remained in the MITSUBA and/or DENSO Settlement Classes.

Note: The meaning of the term “Windshield Washer Systems” is defined in each Settlement Agreement, but generally includes components such as the pump, hoses, nozzle, and tank necessary to deliver washer fluid to vehicle windows.


Important Notes:

Do not send your Claim Form to the Court, to any of the parties, or their counsel. If you receive multiple copies of the Claim Form, complete only one Claim Form covering all of your qualifying purchases. Do not submit more than one claim, and do not submit duplicate claims.

A Claim Form received by the Settlement Administrator shall be deemed to have been submitted (1) when it is submitted online, or (2) if submitted by mail, when it is posted, if it is addressed in accordance with the instructions set forth below and mailed by November 12, 2019, and a postmark is indicated on the envelope. In all other cases, the Claim Form shall be deemed to have been submitted when it is actually received by the Settlement Administrator.

Each corporation, trust, or other business entity making a claim must submit its claim on a separate Claim Form.

A Claim Form is not complete without the federal taxpayer identification number of the Claimant.

Please note that it will take a significant amount of time to process all of the Claim Forms and to administer the Settlement Fund. This work will be completed as promptly as time permits, given the need to review each Claim Form. Accurate claims processing takes a significant amount of time. Thank you for your patience.


Completion and Support of Claim:

The Submit a Claim module will guide you through the requested information. All information submitted in a Claim Form is subject to further inquiry and verification. The Settlement Administrator may ask you to provide supporting information. Failure to provide requested information also might delay, adversely affect, or result in denial of the claim.

The Claim Form asks for certain information relating to your purchases of Windshield Washer Systems, a description of available documentation that supports your claimed purchases, and summary totals of your purchases from each Defendant and for each year during the Class Period.

Only include in your Claim Form purchases of Windshield Washer Systems in the United States directly from one or more of the companies listed above under the “Eligibility” heading during the period from January 1, 2000 through August 14, 2018.

INDIRECT PURCHASES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.


Schedule of Purchases: General Worksheet:

The Submit a Claim module will guide you through the requested information for the Schedule of Purchases. Before starting your submission, please be prepared with the company names, quantity of products purchased, and purchase totals for each year of the Class Period (January 1, 2000 through August 14, 2018) in which you directly purchased Windshield Washer Systems in the United States. If you have questions regarding the completion of the Schedule of Purchases, please contact the Settlement Administrator via email at info@AutoPartsAntitrustLitigation-Washers.com, or by calling 1-877-670-0869.


Confirmation of Receipt of Claim:

When submitting electronically, you will receive a Confirmation Email with a Confirmation Code for your completed submission. Be sure to keep this confirmation email. You should also retain all of your documents and records relating to direct purchases of Windshield Washer Systems in the United States from any of the listed companies during the period from January 1, 2000 through August 14, 2018. As part of the claims administration process, you may be required to verify certain information about your Windshield Washer Systems purchases such as the product(s) purchased, the dollar amount(s), the date(s) of the purchases, and the company(ies) from which you directly purchased the Windshield Washer Systems products. You may be asked to submit purchase records to verify your claim.


Assistance:

If you have any questions concerning this Submit a Claim module, contact the Settlement Administrator at Windshield Washer Systems Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, P.O. Box 2995, Portland, OR 97208-2995, via email at info@AutoPartsAntitrustLitigation-Washers.com, or by calling 1-877-670-0869. You may also contact your own attorney or other person to assist you, at your own expense.


NOTICE REGARDING SOLICITATIONS FROM CLAIMS ASSISTANCE COMPANIES:

THERE ARE COMPANIES THAT CONTACT CLASS MEMBERS TO OFFER ASSISTANCE IN FILING A CLAIM IN EXCHANGE FOR A PORTION OF ANY SETTLEMENT FUNDS THE CLASS MEMBER MAY RECOVER. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH PLAINTIFF OR DEFENDANTS OR THEIR COUNSEL, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE THEM TO FILE A CLAIM.



How to File Online

Before you get started, please do the following. You will not be able to save your Claim and come back later.

  1. Prepare your purchase information: Include company names, products purchased, and the purchase totals for each year of the Class Period in which you directly purchased Windshield Washer Systems in the United States.
  2. Gather documentation, if applicable: All documents that you choose to submit in support of your claim should be clear, readable, and each file must be less than 20 MB and in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, tiff, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, zip, txt, mht, rtf, msg, or eml.
  3. Federal taxpayer information: A Claim Form is not complete without the federal taxpayer identification number of the Claimant.

After submitting your completed claim online, you will receive an email with a Confirmation Code for your completed submission. You will also be able to print a summary of your Claim Form. Be sure to keep your confirmation email, and a copy of your claim summary.

Remember: All Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 12, 2019.

Click the button below to get started.


How to File by Mail

If you would like to file your claim by mail, Claim Forms may be downloaded here. You may also call 1-877-670-0869, or write to the Settlement Administrator, to request a form be mailed to you.

Mail the completed Claim Form so that it is postmarked by November 12, 2019 to:

Windshield Washer Systems Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 2995
Portland, OR 97208-2995

Do not send your Claim Form to the Court or to any of the parties or their counsel. Only submit it to the Settlement Administrator.

Remember: All Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 12, 2019.