Automotive Fleet Settlement
In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation - Case No. 12-md-02311
Settlement Fund: $1,040,000,000
Settlement Period: January 1, 1995 – March 8, 2018
Claim Filing Deadline: Deadline is TBD - claims process is open
Over twenty defendant groups and their affiliates (“Settling Defendants”) have agreed to Settlements resolving claims that they fixed the price of certain vehicle components. As a result, businesses in some states may have paid more for purchases or leases of certain new vehicles and replacement parts.
Businesses, with their principal place of business located, in the District of Columbia or the states listed below who purchased or leased a qualifying vehicle (see below), new and for their own use from 1995 - 2018, will be entitled to share in the monetary recovery. Those states are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
In general, qualifying vehicles are four-wheeled passenger automobiles, cars, light trucks, pickup trucks, crossovers, vans, mini-vans, and sport utility vehicles. The claims process is open now, so with the proper information, MCAG can file on your behalf to ensure your business receives money due from these Settlements.
The following entities are excluded from the Settlements:
- Any of the Defendants, their parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates;
- Any co-conspirators;
- Federal government entities and instrumentalities;
- States and their political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities; and
- All persons who purchased their vehicle parts directly from the Defendants or for resale.
Next Steps for MCAG Clients
MCAG will need a completed copy of this spreadsheet, or documentation that includes the following to submit a valid claim:
- Vehicle Year
- Vehicle Make
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Date of Purchase or Lease
- Indication noting whether Vehicle was Purchased or Leased
Contact an MCAG Account Manager at 800-355-0466 or email@example.com with any questions.
Enroll in MCAG's SRS
If you are not already an MCAG client, then contact MCAG to take action now and enroll in this service to ensure that a claim is submitted on your behalf before the claim filing deadline, which has yet to be determined.
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.