Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
This settlement is part of a very large case alleging that auto parts manufacturers engaged in collusion and price fixing for various components and parts used in making vehicles. This particular settlement resolves class actions against various Denso and NGK companies (including Denso Corporation and NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.) alleging that they engaged in collusion and price-fixing, causing direct purchasers to pay more for spark plugs than they otherwise would have.
Spark plugs are engine components that deliver high electric voltage from the ignition system to the combustion chamber of the engine.Docket Number:
12-MD-02311; also 2:15-cv-03001-SFC-RSW and 2:15-cv-11774-SFC-RSW
Company: Denso Corporation
Filing Deadline: September 30, 2022
Class Period: January 1, 2000 to February 4, 2019
Objection Deadline: August 8, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: August 8, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: September 15, 2022Proof of Purchase:
If records are available, you must base your purchase information on them. If not, you may base your purchase information on estimates. You may at a later time be required to provide some or all of the documentation to support your claim.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are an individual or entity who bought spark plugs in the US directly from one or more of the defendants (or their controlled subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures) between January 1, 2000 and February 4, 2019.
The defendants include Denso Corporation; Denso International America, Inc.; Denso Products & Services Americas, Inc.; NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.; NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Holding, Inc.; NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc.; NTK Technologies, Inc.; Robert Bosch GmbH; Robert Bosch LLC; and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures.Typical Settlement Amount:
The net settlement fund will be distributed pro rata to class members, based on their direct purchases of spark plugs.
Total Settlement Amount: NGK $600,000; Denso $100,000Class 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 and In Re: Spark Plugs
Settlement Website: Sparks Plugs Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement Website
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.
Spark Plugs Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 4655
Portland, OR 97208- 4655