In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation,
No. 12-md-02311

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-md-02311

Claim Instructions

Your truck and/or equipment dealership can make a claim for money benefits resulting from certain settlements if it:

(a) purchased new medium-duty (Class 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7) trucks and heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks, buses, commercial vehicles (excluding automobiles, light trucks, vans, sports utility vehicles, and/or similar motor vehicles sold by automobile dealers) between January 1, 1999 and November 27, 2018; and/or

(b) purchased certain parts for resale containing: Air Bag Assemblies, Alternators, Anti-Lock Braking Systems, Bearings, Radiators, Seat Belts, Starters, Steering Wheels, Steering Wheel Assemblies, and/or Wire Harness Systems during the class periods set forth in the definitions of the settlement classes, which are available at www.TruckDealerSettlement.com.

Such purchases must have been made in Washington, D.C. or one or more of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin (the “Included States”).

A dealership group (“Group”) that has its headquarters located in an Included State may also submit claims for vehicles and parts acquired or sold in Non-Included States if: the Group maintained a centralized headquarters that provided direct financing for vehicles and parts, maintained the liability for non-payment to an OEM, controlled many aspects of the dealership operations, and was liable for the losses of dealerships located in Included States

If your Group would like to submit claims for vehicles and parts for dealerships located in one or more Non-Included States, you must provide: (1) the location of the Group Headquarters, (2) the name and location of Dealerships located in the Non-Included States, (3) information about how the Group acquired, financed, purchased, and sold the new vehicles and parts covered by the settlements, and (4) the number of new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in a Non-Included State.

A Group that has its headquarters located in a Non-Included State may also submit claims for vehicles and parts acquired or sold in Included States if: the Group did not maintain a centralized headquarters that provided direct financing for vehicles and parts, did not maintain the liability for non-payment to an OEM, did not control many aspects of the dealership operations, and was not liable for the losses of dealerships located in Included States.

If your Group would like to submit claims for vehicles and parts for dealerships located in one or more Included States, you must provide: (1) the location of the Group Headquarters, (2) the name and location of Dealerships located in the Included States, (3) information about how the Group acquired, financed, purchased, and sold the new vehicles and parts covered by these settlements, and (4) the number of new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in an Included State.

You must submit a claim through our "claims portal" by March 1, 2020.