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Denso Heater Control Panels Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

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:

2:12-cv-00401-SFC-RSW

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, 2021

Proof 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 settlement

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC
Kohn Swift & Graf
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP

Claim Form: Denso Heater Components Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re: Heater Control Panels

Settlement Website: Denso Heater Components Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Heater Control Panels Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 3518
Portland, OR 97208-3518
888-721-6285

Tags: Antitrust, Automobile or Auto Parts, Collusion and Price Fixing