Wire Harness Direct Antitrust Litigation

Class Members Eligible for Wire Harness Direct Class Action Antitrust Litigation Settlement:

You are eligible to submit a claim seeking to share in the distribution of the Wire Harness Settlement Fund if, during the period from January 1, 2000, to December 13, 2016, you purchased one or more Wire Harness Products in the United States directly from one or more of the following companies: (1) Chiyoda Manufacturing Corporation; (2) Denso Corporation; (3) Denso International America, Inc.; (4) Fujikura Ltd.; (5) Fujikura Automotive America LLC; (6) Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; (7) American Furukawa, Inc.; (8) Furukawa Wiring Systems America, Inc. f/k/a Furukawa Lear Corporation and Lear Furukawa Corporation; (9) G.S. Electech, Inc.; (10) G.S. Wiring Systems Inc.; (11) G.S.W. Manufacturing, Inc.; (12) Lear Corporation; (13) LEONI Wiring Systems, Inc.; (14) Leonische Holding Inc.; (15) Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; (16) Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.; (17) Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.; (18) Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; (19) Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.; (20) Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.; (21) K&S Wiring Systems, Inc.; (22) Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.), Inc.; (23) Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.; (24) TRAM, Inc.; (25) Yazaki Corporation; or (26) Yazaki North America, Inc.

Wire Harness Direct Antitrust Litigation Case History:

Beginning in 2011, class action lawsuits were filed against Defendants by Plaintiffs, who are direct purchasers of Wire Harness Products in the United States. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants entered into a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition for Wire Harness Products by agreeing to rig bids for, and to raise, fix, stabilize, or maintain the prices of Wire Harness Products in violation of federal antitrust laws. Plaintiffs further allege that because of the conspiracy, they and other direct purchasers of Wire Harness Products in the United States have been injured by paying more for those products than they would have paid in the absence of the alleged illegal conduct, and they seek recovery of treble damages, together with reimbursement of costs and an award of attorneys’ fees.

Each of the Settling Defendants denies Plaintiffs’ allegations, and has agreed to settle this matter to avoid the expense and burden of further litigation. The Court has not issued any findings or rulings with respect to the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims or Defendants’ defenses. This is a settlement with the Settling Defendants only. Plaintiffs are continuing to prosecute the case against the remaining non-settling Defendants.

What Wire Harness products are included

Wire Harnesses are electrical distribution systems used to direct and control electronic components, wiring, and circuit boards in motor vehicles. “Wire Harness Products,” for purposes of each of the proposed settlements, means Wire Harnesses and the following related products: automotive electrical wiring, lead wire assemblies, cable bond, automotive wiring connectors, automotive wiring terminals, high voltage wiring, electronic control units, fuse boxes, relay boxes, junction blocks, power distributors, and speed sensor wire assemblies used in motor vehicles.

Wire Harness Direct Antitrust Class Action Litigation Settlement Defendants:

For purposes of each of the Settlement Class definitions set forth above, the following entities are Defendants: Chiyoda Manufacturing Corporation; Denso Corporation; Denso International America, Inc.; Fujikura Ltd.; Fujikura Automotive America LLC; Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; American Furukawa, Inc.; Furukawa Wiring Systems America, Inc. f/k/a Furukawa Lear Corporation and Lear Furukawa Corporation; G.S. Electech, Inc.; G.S. Wiring Systems Inc.; G.S.W. Manufacturing, Inc.; Lear Corporation; LEONI Wiring Systems, Inc.; Leonische Holding Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.; Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.; Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.; K&S Wiring Systems, Inc.; Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.), Inc.; Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.; TRAM, Inc.; Yazaki Corporation; and Yazaki North America, Inc.

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 claims filing process to help businesses maximize their settlement recoveries.

Our class action settlement services include:

  • Identifying class action claims where businesses may be eligible to file
  • Filing the class action claim with supporting documentation
  • Interacting with the class action Claims Administrator
  • Providing updates on class action claim settlements status
  • Resolving Claims Administrator questions on claims
  • Reviewing the recovery to assure the correct compensation claims amount has been received

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Getting Started is easy! If you represent a business we’ll first have you fill out our Get Started form and a CAC representative will contact you within 24 hours to review your eligibility and walk you through the claims process.