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August 23, 2019

Power Window Motors Manufacturers Settle $3.16 Million Price-fixing Class Action Lawsuit

Direct purchasers of power window motors have received preliminary approval of settlements with manufacturers DENSO and MITSUBA totaling $3,160,761. Kohn, Swift & Graf is one of the co-lead counsels for this direct purchaser class. Mitsuba and DENSO allegedly conspired to raise, fix, maintain, and stabilize prices, rig bids, and allocate the supply of power window motors sold in the United States, in violation of federal antitrust laws.


The settlements affect those who purchased power window motors in the United States between January 1, 2000 and July 19, 2018 directly from any of the following entities:

DENSO Corporation, DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO Korea Corporation (Merger of DENSO International Korea Corporation and DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation), ASMO North America, LLC, ASMO North Carolina, Inc., MITSUBA Corporation, American Mitsuba Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Electrical Drives Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch LLC, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Mabuchi Motor Co., Ltd., Valeo S.A., Jidosha Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.


Potential class members were mailed a claim form on August 8, 2019 that explains how they can remain in the settlement classes and claim proceeds from the settlements. This notice and other important documents related to the settlements can be accessed online at, by calling 1-877-440-0634, or by writing to Power Window Motors Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, P.O. Box 6389, Portland, OR 97228-6389. If you believe you are a member of either of the MITSUBA or DENSO settlement classes, you are urged to obtain a copy of the notice.

A final approval hearing will be held in November to determine whether the Court approves the proposed settlements, distribution plans for class members, and fee and expense awards.


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