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Nidec Mobility Corp. has agreed to pay $1.4 million in an antitrust class action settlement that benefits consumers who purchased power window switches directly from the company.

The Class includes all individuals and entities who purchased power window switches in the United States directly from Nidec Mobility Corp. (formerly known as Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.) or its subsidiaries or affiliates — Toyo Denso Co. Ltd. and Weastec Inc. —  from Jan. 1, 2003, through April 30, 2020.

The plaintiff in a class action lawsuit had alleged they were injured because Nidec Mobility had worked to raise and fix prices on power window switches, violating the Sherman Act.

Power window switches refers to switches that raise and lower vehicles’ windows.


Class Members submitting claims in the Nidec Mobility settlement must use records, when available, to calculate and document their purchase amounts.

When these records are not available, Class Members may submit estimated purchase information. Estimates may be based on similar circumstances and context in the same year (for which the Class Member has documentation); or from the same or nearly the same circumstances in other years (for which the Class Member has documentation); or from reports of actual or estimated vehicle production and records or estimates of the value of the vehicle’s power window switches.

The settlement administrator may choose to audit claims and may request additional copies of documentation from Class Members.

Anyone submitting a claim should keep all their documentation until the class action lawsuit and claims review process are complete.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also requires all claimants in the Nidec Mobility settlement to provide their employer identification number (for entities such as corporations or trusts) or Social Security number (for individuals).


A fairness hearing is scheduled for June 10, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the Nidec Mobility settlement is April 28, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is June 21, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

All individuals and entities who purchased power window switches in the United States directly from Nidec Mobility Corp. (formerly known as Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.) or its subsidiaries or affiliates — Toyo Denso Co. Ltd. and Weastec Inc. —  from Jan. 1, 2003, through April 30, 2020.

Potential Award

Varies.


Proof of Purchase

Class Members submitting claims in the Nidec Mobility settlement must use records, when available, to calculate and document their purchase amounts.

When these records are not available, Class Members may submit estimated purchase information. Estimates may be based on similar circumstances and context in the same year (for which the Class Member has documentation); or from the same or nearly the same circumstances in other years (for which the Class Member has documentation); or from reports of actual or estimated vehicle production and records or estimates of the value of the vehicle’s power window switches.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

06/21/2021

Case Name

In Re: Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, Case No. Case No. 2:12-md-02311, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In Re: Switches Cases, Case Nos. 2:13-cv-01301 and 2:17-cv-12338 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Final Hearing

06/10/2021

Claims Administrator

Power Window Switches Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 2312
Portland, OR 97208-2312
877-299-1574

Class Counsel

Steven A. Kanner
FREED KANNER LONDON & MILLEN LLC

Joseph C. Kohn
KOHN, SWIFT & GRAF PC

Gregory P. Hansel
PRETI, FLAHERTY, BELIVEAU & PACHIOS LLP

Eugene A. Spector
SPECTOR ROSEMAN & KODROFF PC

Defense Counsel

Jeremy J. Calsyn
CLEARLY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON LLP

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