Autolights – Sotos Class Actions
Auto Parts Class Action


This class action alleges that the defendants unlawfully conspired to rig bids for and artificially inflate the prices of autoligths incorporated into new vehicles and sold to dealers and consumers across Canada from June 1, 1997 to August 1, 2011.

This action includes headlights and rear combination lights used in automobiles and other light-duty vehicles. A headlight may also include a clearance light and/or turn signal. A rear combination is installed in the back of an automobile, and may include a back-up light, tail light, stop light, and/or turn signal.


  • July 8, 2019 – the deadline for opting out of the class action has expired
  • May 28, 2019 – Justice Belobaba approved the settlement agreement entered into between the plaintiffs and the Mitsuba defendants
  • April 2, 2019 – Justice Belobaba certified the action for settlement purposes and approved the notice to the class
  • February 19, 2019 – the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with Mitsuba Corporation and American Mitsuba

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreement with Mitsuba dated February 19, 2019

Orders and Decisions

Reasons of Justice Belobaba dated May 29, 2019 re: Mitsuba Settlement Approval
Order of Justice Belobaba dated May 28, 2019 re: Mitsuba Settlement Approval