August 23, 2019- Direct purchasers of fuel injection systems received preliminary approval of settlements with manufacturers Mitsubishi, Hitachi, MITSUBA, and DENSO totaling $10,110,449. Kohn, Swift & Graf is one of the co-lead counsels for this direct purchaser class. The manufacturers allegedly conspired to raise, fix, maintain, and stabilize prices, rig bids, and allocate the supply of fuel injection systems sold in the United States, in violation of federal antitrust laws.
The settlements affect those who purchased fuel injection systems in the U.S. between January 1, 2000 and March 12, 2018 directly from any of the following entities:
Aisan Industry Co., Ltd, Franklin Precision Industry, Inc., Aisan Corporation of America, Hyundam Industrial Co., Ltd, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., DENSO Corporation, DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO International Korea Corporation (merger of DENSO International Korea Corporation and DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation), Keihin Corporation, Keihin North America, Inc., Maruyasu Industries Co., Ltd., Mikuni Corporation, Mikuni American Corporation, Mitsuba Corporation, American Mitsuba Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Electrical Drives Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch LLC
Potential class members were mailed a notice of proposed settlements on June 27, 2019 that explains the settlements, as well as the options available to class members, in greater detail. This notice and other important documents related to the settlements can be accessed online at www.AutoPartsAntitrustLitigation.com/fis, by calling 1-888-266-9280, or by writing to Fuel Injection Systems Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, P.O. Box 3656, Portland, OR 97208-3656. If you believe you are a member of Mitsubishi, Hitachi, MITSUBA, or DENSO settlement classes, you are urged to obtain a copy of the notice.
A final approval hearing will be held in October to determine whether the Court approves the proposed settlements, fee awards, and expense reimbursements.
Questions can be answered and more information can be found at www.AutoPartsAntitrustLitigation.com/fis