Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Claim Form

Your automobile dealership can make a claim for money benefits if it purchased new vehicles and/or certain parts for resale containing: Access Mechanisms, Air Conditioning Systems, ATF Warmers, Automotive Hoses, Automotive Lamps, Automotive Steel Tubes, Bearings, Body Sealing Products, Brake Hoses, Ceramic Substrates, Constant Velocity Joint Boots, Electronic Power Steering Assemblies, Exhaust Systems, Fuel Injection Systems, Heater Control Panels, HID Ballasts, Ignition Coils, Instrument Panel Clusters, Interior Trim Products, Occupant Safety Restraint Systems, Power Window Switches, Radiators, Shock Absorbers, Side Door Latches, Spark Plugs, Steering Angles Sensors, Switches, and Valve Timing Control Devices manufactured by one or more of the Settling Defendants and/or their predecessors, subsidiaries and affiliates or those alleged to be their co-conspirators in the District of Columbia 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. These purchases must have been made between January 1, 1990 and August 12, 2019.

If your dealership filed a valid Proof of Claim in the first, second or third round of dealership settlements in this litigation, you may rely on that Proof of Claim and do nothing further to participate in the current settlements.

You may submit a claim online at www.AutoDealerSettlement.com. Claims must be postmarked or submitted online by April 17, 2020.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Are you submitting a claim on behalf of a dealership group or an individual dealership?

VEHICLE PURCHASES

Did you file a claim in the First Round of Settlements?

Did you file a claim in the Second Round of Settlements?

Did you file a claim in the Third Round of Settlements?

Please provide the following information for new vehicles your dealership purchased in the states listed above from January 1, 1995 to November 15, 2017. You may either provide information by dealership location or aggregated for your dealership group by state.

NUMBER OF PARTS PURCHASED

The amount a dealership may be entitled to under these settlements for replacement parts will depend on the number of parts or vehicles purchased during the relevant period.

You may show how many relevant parts your dealership(s) purchased from 1996 to 2017 by using the number of vehicles purchased as a substitute for providing the actual invoices for your purchase of those parts.


Alternatively, you may show how many relevant parts your dealership(s) purchased from 1996 to 2017 by submitting the actual invoices for your purchase of those parts.

If you choose to submit parts invoices, you must provide copies of all invoices or documents showing the number of relevant parts purchased or your claim will be invalid. Your OEM statements will remain confidential. You may redact or remove financial information other than the number of vehicles purchased.

The Court issued an Order, signed on August 21, 2017, that allows multi-state dealerships to supplement claim information for the Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation - Dealership Action Settlement. The full text of the Order is available on our website.

Covered 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, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia

Non-Covered States Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico

1. Dealership groups headquartered in a Covered State.

A Dealership group (“Group”) that has its headquarters located in a Covered State may supplement its claim to add vehicles and parts acquired or sold in a Non-Covered State 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 Non-Covered States.

If your Group would like to supplement its claim to add vehicles and parts for dealerships located in one or more Non-Covered States, you must provide: (1) the location of the Group Headquarters, (2) the name, location, and dealer numbers of Dealerships located in the Non-Covered States, (3) information about how the Group acquired, financed, purchased, and sold the new vehicles and parts covered by these settlements, (4) the number of additional new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in a Non-Covered State, and (5) the backup documentation for the new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in a Non-Covered State. If the above applies to your claim, you must provide the requested information with your claims submission.

2. Dealership groups headquartered in a Non-Covered State.

A Dealership group (“Group”) that has its headquarters located in a Non-Covered State may supplement its claim to add vehicles and parts acquired or sold in a Covered State 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 Covered States. If your Group would like to supplement its claim to add vehicles and parts for dealerships located in one or more Covered States, you must provide: (1) the location of the Group Headquarters, (2) the name, location, and dealer numbers of Dealerships located in the Covered States, (3) information about how the Group acquired, financed, purchased, and sold the new vehicles and parts covered by these settlements, (4) the number of additional new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in a Covered State, and (5) the backup documentation for the new vehicles and parts being claimed for each Dealership in a Covered State. If the above applies to your claim, you must provide the requested information with your claims submission.

Certification

Required