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This litigation relates to Wire Harness Products purchased directly from a defendant.

"Wire Harnesses" are electrical distribution systems used to direct and control electronic components, wiring, and circuit boards in motor vehicles. "Wire Harness Products" means Wire Harnesses and the following related products: automotive electrical wiring, lead wire assemblies, cable bond, automotive wiring connectors, automotive wiring terminals, high voltage wiring, electronic control units, fuse boxes, relay boxes, junction blocks, power distributors, and speed sensor wire assemblies used in motor vehicles.

You were previously notified of the existence of this class action, the nature of the Plaintiffs’ claims, and settlements with the Chiyoda, Fujikura, Lear, LEONI, G.S. Electech, Sumitomo, Tokai Rika, and Yazaki Defendants totaling $102,736,240.10.The Court has granted final approval to each of those settlements and has approved Plaintiffs’ proposed plan for distribution of the net settlement proceeds attributable to those settlements. To see documents relating to these settlements click here.

Plaintiffs have now reached settlements with Furukawa and Mitsubishi Electric totaling $19,680,320. The Court has preliminarily approved these settlements and has provisionally certified Settlement Classes with respect to each of them. When the Furukawa and Mitsubishi Electric settlement funds are added to the amounts of the eight previously approved settlements, the total of all settlements reached in this case is $122,416,560.10, plus accruing interest. To see documents related to the Furukawa and Mitsubishi Electric settlements, click here.

If you purchased Wire Harness Products in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from January 1, 2000 through December 13, 2016, you may be a member of either or both of the Furukawa and Mitsubishi Electric Settlement Classes. To receive your share of the Furukawa or Mitsubishi Electric settlement funds, you must either have previously submitted a valid Claim Form in connection with the prior settlements identified above, or you must submit a valid Claim Form postmarked no later than November 14, 2018.

If you believe you are a member of the Furukawa or Mitsubishi Electric Settlement Classes, please review the Notice which contains information about the proposed settlement, 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

  • October 5, 2018
    Opt Out Deadline
  • November 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    Final Approval Hearing
    Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    Courtroom 737
    231 West Lafayette Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • November 14, 2018
    Claim Filing Deadline