This litigation relates to Small Bearings purchased directly from a Defendant.

“Small Bearings” refers to bearings whose outer diameter is 30 millimeters or less. Small Bearings are used in numerous applications, including but not limited to the following automotive applications: air conditioning compressors, alternators, anti-lock braking systems, cooling fans, fuel pumps, motors for electric control systems, starters, steering systems, transmissions, water pumps, wheels, and windshield wiper motors.

A $9,750,000 settlement with the MINEBEA Defendants was approved by the Court on March 12, 2018. The plan of distribution of the MINEBEA Settlement Fund was approved by the Court on October 4, 2023. Therefore, the hearing that was scheduled for October 12, 2023, to determine whether to approve the proposed plan of distribution of the MINEBEA Settlement Fund has been cancelled by the Court. To see documents relating to the Minebea settlement, click here.

If you purchased Small Bearings in the United States directly from either Defendant during the period from June 1, 2003, through February 15, 2017, you may be a member of the MINEBEA Settlement Class. If you remained in the MINEBEA Settlement Class 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 October 26, 2023.

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

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Important Dates

  • October 26, 2023
    Claim Filing Deadline
  • October 12, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
    Hearing Cancelled