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.

A proposed settlement has been reached with Defendants Valeo Japan Co., Ltd., Valeo Inc., Valeo Electrical Systems, Inc., and Valeo Climate Control Corp. (collectively, “VALEO”). VALEO has agreed to pay $9,500,000, and to cooperate with Plaintiff in the prosecution of the claims against the remaining Defendants.

If you purchased Air Conditioning Systems in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from January 1, 2001 through February 14, 2017, you are a member of the VALEO Settlement Class. If you remain in the VALEO Settlement Class, you may be entitled to share in the distribution of the proceeds attributable to the Settlement.

If you believe you are a member of the VALEO Settlement Class, please review the Notice which contains information about the proposed settlement, and your rights with respect to the settlement and related matters.

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Important Dates

  • August 22, 2018
    Opt Out Deadline
  • September 26, 2018 at 2:45 p.m.
    Final Approval Hearing
    Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    Courtroom 737
    231 West Lafayette Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48226