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:
Settlements have been reached with another group of defendants in a large combined antitrust class action alleging that makers of automotive parts conspired to fix or raise prices, rig bids, or allocate the supply of such parts, in violation of antitrust laws. In this case, the settlement involves direct purchases of fuel injection systems and parts directly from manufacturers or its related companies in the United States. The complaint alleged that the conspiracy resulted in customers having to pay more than they otherwise would have.
The settling defendants are (a) Aisan Industry Co., Ltd., Franklin Precision Industry, Inc., Hyundam Industrial Co., Ltd., and Aisan Corporation of America; (b) Mikuni Corporation and Mikuni American Corporation; (c) Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. (f/k/a Keihin Corporation) and Hitachi Astemo Indiana, Inc. (f/k/a Keihin North America, Inc.); and (d) Maruyasu Industries Co., Ltd.
Previously, settlements were reached with Mitsubishi Electric, Hiams, Mitsuba, and Denso companies. These further settlements will fully resolve this litigation if approved by the court.Docket Number:
Company: Aisan Industry Co., Ltd.
Filing Deadline: March 25, 2022
Class Period: January 1, 2000 to March 12, 2008
Objection Deadline: January 31, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: January 31, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: March 10, 2022Proof of Purchase:
The Claim Form requires that if you have records, you base your purchase on these records. If you do not, you may base your purchase information on estimates. It notes, “All information submitted in a Claim Form is subject to further inquiry and verification.”Eligibility:
You may be eligible if, between January 1, 2000 and March 12, 2018, you bought fuel injection systems in the US, directly from one or more of the following companies, including their parents (for the Denso Class), joint ventures (not including Hiams), subsidiaries, or affiliates:
(1) Aisan Industry Co., Ltd.
(2) Franklin Precision Industry, Inc.
(3) Aisan Corporation of America
(4) Hyundam Industrial Co., Ltd.
(5) Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
(6) Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
(7) Hitachi, Ltd.
(8) Denso Corporation
(9) Denso International America Inc.
(10) Denso International Korea Corporation (f/k/a separately as DENSO International Korea Corporation and DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation)
(11) Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. (f/k/a Keihin Corporation)
(12) Hitachi Astemo Indiana, Inc. (f/k/a Keihin North America, Inc.)
(13) Maruyasu Industries Co., Ltd.
(14) Mikuni Corporation
(15) Mikuni American Corporation
(16) MITSUBA Corporation
(17) American Mitsuba Corporation
(18) Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
(19) Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.
(20) Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.
(21) Robert Bosch GmbH
(22) Bosch Electrical Drives Co., Ltd.
(23) Robert Bosch LLC
Those who bought fuel injection systems indirectly are not eligible.Typical Settlement Amount:
The Net Fuel Injection Settlement Fund will be distributed among the members of the classes who submit timely and valid Claim Forms pro rata, based on their direct purchases of fuel injection systems in the US.
Total Settlement Amount: Current settlement with these defendants: $3,052,000; previous settlements with other defendants: $10,110,449Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC
Kohn Swift & Graf
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP
Case Name: In Re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.
Fuel Injection Systems Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 3656
Portland, OR 97208-3656