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This litigation relates to Air Conditioning Systems purchased directly from a Defendant.

“Air Conditioning Systems” refers to systems that cool the interior environment of a vehicle and are part of the thermal segment of the automotive market. Air Conditioning Systems, whether sold together or separately, are defined to include one or more of the following: automotive compressors, condensers, control panels, HVAC units (typically consisting of a blower motor, actuators, flaps, evaporator, heater core, and filter embedded in the plastic housings), sensors, and associated hoses and pipes.

Settlements with the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic and VALEO Defendants were previously approved by the Court.

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the MHI and Sanden Defendants and will hold a hearing on final approval of the MHI and Sanden settlements and related matters on November 5, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, VALEO, MHI and Sanden settlements.

If you purchased Air Conditioning Systems in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period of January 1, 2001 through February 14, 2017, you may be a member of the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, VALEO, MHI, or Sanden Settlement Classes. If you remained in the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, or VALEO Settlement Classes, or if you choose to remain in either of the MHI or Sanden 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 November 21, 2020.

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

Important Dates

  • October 5, 2020
    MHI and Sanden Settlements Opt Out Deadline
  • October 5, 2020
    Objection Deadline
  • November 5, 2020 at 2 p.m.
    Fairness Hearing
    Video Conference
  • November 21, 2020
    Claim Filing Deadline