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 partial settlement involves heater control panels purchased directly from a group of Denso companies, including Denso Corporation, Denso International America, Inc., Denso Korea Corporation, Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH, Denso Products & Services Americas, Inc., ASMO Co., Ltd., ASMO North America, LLC, ASMO Greenville of North Carolina, Inc., and ASMO Manufacturing, Inc.
The complaints for the original antitrust class actions alleged that a large number of companies conspired to fix or raise prices, or otherwise violate antitrust laws, for automotive parts. In this settlement, the parts were heater control panels, along with their components and assemblies, that control the climate of vehicle interiors. A number of other defendants in the same heater control panel case have previously settled.Docket Number:
Company: Denso Corporation
Filing Deadline: March 18, 2022
Class Period: March 18, 2022 to March 23, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: January 7, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: February 17, 2021Proof of Purchase:
If you have records of your purchases, you should submit them along with your claim form. If no records are available, you may base you purchase information on estimates, for example, from similar circumstances in analogous context in the same year for which you have documentation, or from reports of vehicle production. Note that your claim form may be audited by the Settlement Administrator and you may be required to provide documentation for your claims at a later date. For more information, see the claim form at https://www.autopartsantitrustlitigation.com/hcp/Content/Documents/Claim%20Form.pdf.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you bought heater control panels in the US DIRECTLY from one of the defendants (or their subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures), between January 1, 2000 and March 23, 2017.
If you submitted a claim previously in the heater control panels direct purchaser case, after the partial settlements with Alps, Sumitomo, and Tokai Rika, you should not file a new claim form unless you are adding purchases during the relevant class period that you did not include in your original claim.Typical Settlement Amount:
Pro rata distribution of the net settlement fund.
Total Settlement Amount: $326,216.74 for this partial settlementClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC
Kohn Swift & Graf
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP
Case Name: In Re: Heater Control Panels
Settlement Website: Denso Heater Components Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement Website
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.
Heater Control Panels Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 3518
Portland, OR 97208-3518