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Auto Parts Class Actions

Sotos Class Actions has commenced a series of approximately 45 class actions relating to the alleged price-fixing of various automobile parts. The lawsuits allege that the defendants entered into illegal backroom agreements to rig bids for and artificially inflate the prices of auto parts from around 1999 to 2012.

Sotos Class Actions is bringing these actions together with the law firm of Siskinds LLP in London, Ontario, Siskinds Desmeules in Quebec City, Quebec, and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman in Vancouver British Columbia.

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Updates

June 17, 2022:

Settlements have been reached in the Body Sealing Parts, Ceramic Substrates and Plastic Interior Trim class actions with the Bosal, Corning, Diamond, Green Tokai, Kiekert, Nachi and Sanden defendants, including Discontinuances against Adient and Johnson Controls in the Plastic Interior Trim action.  The settlements are subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and/or Quebec.

The Ontario Court will hold a hearing by video (which you can attend by contacting Class Counsel) to decide whether to approve these settlements on July 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and the Quebec Court will hold a hearing by videoconference (https://url.justice.gouv.qc.ca/fP5rCH) to decide whether to approve some of these settlements on July 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

The settlement funds (less approved fees and expenses) are being held in trust for the benefit of settlement class members.

Click here to access the long form notice which outlines the nature of the settlement.

The proposed distributions are set out in Distribution Protocols.  To view the Distribution Protocol relating to the Body Sealing parts, Ceramic Substrates and Plastic Interior Trim Distribution please click here.  To view the Amended Electronic Throttle Bodies Distribution Protocol please click here and to view the Amended Second Omnibus Distribution Protocol (relating to 16 actions) please click here.

November 8, 2021:

A settlement has been reached in the autolights action with the Stanley group of defendants.

The settlement is subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

The Ontario Court approved this settlement on October 28. The Quebec Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve this settlement virtually on November 10.

The British Columbia Supreme Court hearing to approve this settlement will proceed virtually via Microsoft Teams before Mr. Justice Basran at 9:00am on November 23, 2021.  If you wish to attend the hearing please contact Aisling Slevin at aslevin@cfmlawyers.ca for more details.

The settlement funds (plus interest, less court-approved fees and expenses) are being held in trust for the benefit of settlement class members.

Click here to access the long form notice which outline the nature of the settlement.

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