Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
This is the fifth and final settlement in a very large antitrust litigation alleging that companies conspired to raise the price of automotive parts, causing consumers to pay more than they should have. This time, the parts include electronic braking systems, hydraulic braking systems, and exhaust systems, made by three company groups: Bosal (Bosal USA, Inc. and Bosal Industries-Georgia, Inc.), Bosch (Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch, LLC), and TRW (ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., ZF Friedrichshafen AF [now merged with TRW KFZ Ausrüstung GmbH], and Lucas Automotive GmbH [now known as ZF Active Safety GmbH]).
Information on the other four rounds of settlements is available at the settlement website.Docket Number:
Filing Deadline: January 7, 2023
Class Period: January 1, 2002 to June 5, 2018
Objection Deadline: December 20, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: December 20, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: January 12, 2023Proof of Purchase:
The Claim Form requests that you enter your vehicle's VIN. If you have already submitted a Claim Form in the previous four rounds of settlements, you do not have to file another claim to get a payment from this round of settlements for the same vehicle or replacement part. However, if you bought additional qualifying new vehicles or parts that are included in this settlement, you should file a new Claim Form for the new vehicles or replacement parts.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if, at any time between 2002 and 2018, you (1) bought or leased a qualifying new vehicle in the US (not for resale), or (2) indirectly paid to replace one or more of the qualifying vehicle parts at issue in this case (not for resale), while living in (for individuals) or having a principal place of business in, the District of Columbia or one of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The class periods are
- For Bosal exhaust systems: January 1, 2002 to June 5, 2018
- For Bosch electronic braking systems: September 29, 2010 to December 31, 2017
- For Bosch hydraulic braking systems: February 13, 2007 to December 31, 2017
- For TRW hydraulic braking systems: February 13, 2007 to December 31, 2017
In general, qualifying new vehicles include four-wheeled passenger autos, vans, SUVs, crossovers, and pickup trucks. See the Settlement Agreement or other information at the settlement website for more information.Typical Settlement Amount:
Minimum payment of $100. Those with claims of less than $100 will be paid $100. Additional amounts may be paid as a proportional share of the funds for each Round 5 settlement part. If the net settlement funds in this Round 5 settlement are insufficient to allow a minimum payment of $100 for each claimant, amounts will be adjusted on a proportional basis.
Total Settlement Amount: $3,152,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Robins Kaplan LLP
Susman Godfrey LLP
Claim Form: Auto Parts Class Claim Form
Case Name: In re: Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
Settlement Website: Auto Parts Class Website
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.
Auto Parts Settlements
P.O. Box 10163
Dublin, OH 43017-3163