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August 27, 2019

Windshield Washer System Manufacturers Settle $690K Price-fixing Class Action Lawsuit

Direct purchasers of windshield washer systems have received preliminary approval of settlements with manufacturers DENSO and MITSUBA totaling $690,134. 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 windshield washer systems sold in the United States, in violation of federal antitrust laws.


The settlements affect those who purchased windshield washer systems in the U.S. between January 1, 2000 and August 14, 2018 directly from any of the following entities:

ASMO Co. Ltd., ASMO Manufacturing, Inc., ASMO North America, LLC, DENSO Corporation, DENSO International America, Inc., American Mitsuba Corp., MITSUBA Corp., Valeo S.A., Robert Bosch GmbH, and 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 1-877-670-0869, or by writing to Windshield Washer Systems Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, P.O. Box 2995, Portland, OR 97208-2995. 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 2019 to determine whether the Court approves the proposed settlements, distribution plans for class members, and fee and expense awards.

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