This class action alleges that the defendants unlawfully conspired to rig bids for and artificially inflate the prices of Shock Absorbers used in Automobiles, Motorcycles and other light-duty Vehicles and sold to dealers and consumers across Canada from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2012.
Shock Absorbers include mechanical or hydraulic devices of either a twin-tube or mono-tube design used to absorb and damp shock impulses allowing for improved ride quality and vehicle handling.
- May 28, 2019 – Justice Belobaba approved the settlement agreement entered into between the plaintiffs and the defendants, Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
- May 28, 2019 – Justice Belobaba approved the payment of Class Counsel’s fees and disbursements with respect to the Hitachi settlement.
- May 8, 2019 – the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with the defendants, Hitachi, Mitsuba, NGK Insulators and Sumitomo Riko and TK Holdings.
- February 27, 2019 – the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Hitachi Settlement Agreement dated February 27, 2019
Orders and Decisions
Order Re Hitachi Settlement Approval dated May 28, 2019
Order Re Class Counsel Fee Approval in Hitachi Settlement dated May 28, 2019
Notices to the Class
Notice of Hearing – April 2021 (EN, FR)
Notice Of Certification For Settlement Purposes And Settlement Approval Hearing (EN, FR)