Espar, Webasto Parking Heaters Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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:

Espar, Inc., Webasto Products North America, and other related companies are settling a class action alleging that they conspired to fix the price of parking heaters. The complaint alleged that the companies’ agreements were violations of antitrust laws and that they resulted in consumers paying higher prices for the heaters than they should have. (Parking heaters are heaters used in trucks, agricultural machines, and construction equipment that keep the vehicle warm even when the engine is not running.) 

Docket Number:

1:15-mc-00940

Company: Webasto Products North America Inc.

Filing Deadline: February 1, 2019

Class Period: October 1, 2007 to December 31, 2012

Objection Deadline: December 1, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: December 1, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: January 9, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof of purchase but says that the Claims Administrator may ask for proof of purchase.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if 

  • You are a person or business (including a retailer) who bought a commercial vehicle that includes an Espar- or Webasto-brand parking heating, or you bought an Espar- or Webasto-brand parking heater indirectly, that is, from a party other than Espar or Webasto,
  • You bought the heater or the vehicle with the heater between October 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012,
  • You bought the heater or vehicle in the US.

You are not eligible if you bought the heater directly from Espar or Webasto. Those purchases are covered in separate settlements. For more information, see www.DirectParkingHeaterSettlement.com.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro rata share of the net settlement fund. Final amount depends on the number of valid claims submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $7.7 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Uknown

Law Firms:
Cooper & Kirkham PC
Law Offices of Francis O. Scarpulla

Claim Form: Espar, Webasto Parking Heaters Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Parking Heaters Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: Espar, Webasto Parking Heaters Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Parking Heaters Indirect Claims Administrator – 6065
c/o Rust Consulting
P.O. Box 44
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044
1-877-506-4033

Tags: Antitrust