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Another settlement in auto parts antitrust class action – this one with Bosch

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Consumers recently filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement with Bosch. Bosch has agreed to pay $33.4 million to settle antitrust lawsuits involving four different types of auto parts. The parts involved in the Bosch settlement are windshield wiper systems, starters, fuel injection systems and spark plugs.

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U.S. Supreme Court denies cert. in washing machine class actions

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Steve Larson

Fotolia Washing MachineThe U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a break by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.  By refusing to hear the appeals in three lawsuits, the court allowed claims against Whirlpool Corp., Sears Holdings Corp., and a unit of Germany’s BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH to move forward as class actions in lower courts.

Business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers had urged the Supreme Court to hear the companies’ appeals.  The court has in recent years cut back on the ability of plaintiffs to pursue class actions, which can lead to bigger jury awards and settlements than individual lawsuits, in cases against AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

At issue in the washing-machine cases was whether claims about alleged defects in Whirlpool washers, Kenmore-brand washers made for Sears by Whirlpool, and BSH Home Appliance Corp washers were similar enough to be heard at the same time. Read more…

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