Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation Settlement

In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-md-02311

If You Are an Automobile Dealership that Purchased New Vehicles or Bought Certain Parts for a Vehicle in the U.S. Since 1998

 You Could Receive Money From Settlements of Class Actions

Important Update:

The Claim Filing Deadline is April 28, 2017

We are currently accepting claims for the second phase of the auto dealer settlement. If you filed a claim in the first phase, we will be applying the approved data to your second phase claim. You will be able to review, make edits, or submit additional information to your second phase claim through our online filing page. This page is not yet available, please check back at this website for updates.

Statement of Class Counsel on Claims Processing for the First Phase

The response from auto dealers to the auto parts settlement has been robust. The claims administrator has received over 3,000 claims, involving tens of millions of eligible new automobiles.  The claims represent a substantial percentage of the total population of possibly eligible dealerships. The documentation supporting these claims has been submitted in different formats and with different levels of substantiation.  The claims administrator and class counsel have been working through these claims diligently since the claims period expired.  The claim administrator continues to work to verify timely-filed claims.  Once this process is complete, the process of distributing the funds will be carried out.  The resulting data set can and will be used for processing subsequent auto dealer settlements.

Lawsuits involving the prices of certain vehicle component parts have been settled with certain Defendants in various class actions in this litigation.

You can make a claim for money benefits if you are an automobile dealership that indirectly purchased certain component parts and/or purchased new vehicles containing these parts (“Dealers”) in the District of Columbia or one or more of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This is the second group of settlements that provide benefits to eligible Dealers.  Please note that the claims filing deadline for the first group of settlements was May 15, 2016.  It is too late to file a claim for the first group of settlements.   

Important Dates

Claim Deadline: April 28, 2017

Opt-Out Deadline: October 28, 2016

Objection Deadline: October 28, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: November 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.