More auto parts manufacturers agreed to pay roughly $73 million to settle claims that they colluded to fix prices in the Auto Parts MDL Litigation pending in Michigan. The auto parts included bearings, automotive lamps and HID ballasts.
Japanese auto parts maker Tokai Rika has agreed to settle claims against it for $34.2 million. The four proposed settlement classes include those who say they were overcharged for heating control panels, occupant safety restraint systems, switches and steering angle sensors. According to the motion for preliminary approval, the classes includes millions of buyers.
A proposed class of consumers that purchased automobiles have reached an $11 million settlement of their claims with Japanese auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp. The complaint alleged that Calsonic was part of a conspiracy to fix prices for vehicle air conditioning systems.
Continental Automotive Electronics LLC has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to car buyers to settle antitrust claims related to multidistrict litigation over an alleged auto parts price-fixing scheme. The settlement relates to instrument panel clusters that the company sold for use in cars sold in the U.S.
Japanese car parts manufacturer, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. has agreed to pay $50 million to exit multidistrict litigation brought by purchasers of automobiles who accuse a group of automotive wire harness and heater control panel suppliers of price-fixing.