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Automotive Parts Antitrust Settlement

PLEASE NOTE: THE FILING DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM TO THIS SETTLEMENT HAS PASSED. MCAG WILL UPDATE CLIENTS ACCORDINGLY ONCE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS SETTLEMENT.

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

Settlement Fund:            $124,700,000
Settlement Period:          January 1, 1998 – August 10, 2016
Claim Filing Deadline:    April 28, 2017


Overview

The Automotive Parts Settlement reimburses automotive dealerships (“Dealers”) in locations listed below that indirectly purchased certain component parts and/or purchased new vehicles containing these parts from 1998-2016.

This is the second group of lawsuits to settle with several Defendants alleging that Defendants conspired to fix, maintain, and artificially raise the price of component parts. The lawsuits claim that the Defendants’ actions caused Dealers to pay more for certain parts and new vehicles in which those parts are contained, and that Dealers were unable to pass these increased costs to their customers.

Filing a claim will not harm your relationship with the Defendants. These companies allocated money into a settlement fund as a method to avoid lawsuits and other potential issues. Defendants are not concerned with, nor are they aware of which Dealers receive money from the settlement.

Eligibility

Eligible entities include Dealers in the locations listed below that indirectly purchased certain component parts and/or purchased new vehicles containing these parts from January 1, 1998 through August 10, 2016:

  • Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, 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.

Enroll in MCAG's Settlement Recovery Service

If you are interested in MCAG pursuing a claim to this settlement on your behalf, please contact one of our representatives at 800-355-0466 to ensure a claim is submitted on your behalf prior to the April 28, 2017 deadline. There are no upfront fees for this service. MCAG aligns its incentives with yours and charges a percentage of any recoveries obtained on your behalf.  Services include all the data analysis necessary to determine eligibility, document preparation, claims filing, recovery and reconciliation for enrolled customers.  If no money is recovered for your organization from the Settlement(s), then MCAG will not charge or retain a fee.

Our goal is to ensure the best possible outcomes while requiring minimal effort or strain on your resources. Once you enroll, an MCAG Representative will contact you to help with gathering and providing necessary reports and information to complete your claim for this immediate opportunity.

MCAG is not the Settlement/Class Administrator, and this is not the official settlement website.