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TK Holdings Direct Purchasers of Safety Systems Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of the ongoing massive Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, this time involving the former TK Holdings, Inc., now in bankruptcy and settling as the TK Holdings Trust. The complaint alleged that the defendants in this case conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for occupant safety systems sold to direct purchasers in the  Read more

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Fuel Injection Direct Purchaser Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation Settlement

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  Read more

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GM Trucks Sold with Incorrect Trailering Capability Info Class Action

An important statistic for people shopping for trucks may be the towing capability on the Trailering Information Label. This is expressed partly as a gross combined weight rating (GCWR). This class action brings suit against General Motors, LLC, alleging that it sold certain GMC Sierra 1500s and Chevrolet Silverado 1500s with trailering information that overstated  Read more

Denso Wire Harness Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement

This partial settlement bring suit against a group of Denso companies for antitrust actions with respect to direct purchases of wire harnesses. The Denso companies include 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  Read more

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Denso Instrument Panel Clusters Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement

This partial settlement bring suit against a group of Denso companies for antitrust actions with respect to direct purchases of instrument panel clusters. The Denso companies include 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  Read more

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Denso Heater Control Panels Direct Purchaser Additional Settlement

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  Read more

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Ford PZEV Vehicles and California Emissions Warranty Coverage Class Action

Since 2009, Ford has sold Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEVs), for which it has received Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) credits from the state of California. In exchange for the credits, Ford is required to extend the terms of California’s required emissions warranty to 15 years or 150,000 miles. But the complaint for this class action  Read more

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Automotive Parts Bearings Antitrust Litigation

This settlement resolves a portion of a very large antitrust litigation against makers of automotive parts, dealing with those who manufactured bearings for automotive and industrial use. The settling defendants include a group of parts makers that include companies in the JTEKT, Nachi, NSK, NTN, and SKF groups. The class action was brought on behalf  Read more

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BG Products Engine Performance Restoration and Protection Plan Missouri Class Action

This class action relates to an Engine Performance Restoration Kit from Defendant BG Products, Incorporated, which included a Lifetime BG Protection Plan. The complaint alleges that BG has violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the common law principle of money had and received, although the specifics of the allegations are unclear.  Read more

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New Vehicles Wire Harness Price-Fixing Settlement

A number of defendants have agreed to settle class actions alleging they broke antitrust laws by conspiring to fix or raise the cost of wire harnesses for new vehicles in Canada. Wire harnesses are electrical distribution systems that direct and control electronic components, wiring, and circuit boards in vehicles.  Read more

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