Dealers Sue Hitachi, Panasonic In Car Part Price-Fixing Row

Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2014, 9:45 PM EST) -- A group including dozens of car dealerships hit Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd., Panasonic Corp., Mitsuba Corp. and others with separate putative class actions in Michigan federal court on Friday, alleging a scheme to fix prices for a number of auto parts in a conspiracy that prompted criminal charges.

The suits come a month after Nippon Seiki Co. Ltd. announced it would pay $4.56 million to settle with consumers in a related auto parts price-fixing multidistrict litigation. In the new suits, Martens Cars of Washington Inc., Landers Auto...
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Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10588

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 7, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. T.Rad Co., Ltd.


Case Number

2:14-cv-10593

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 7, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10594

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 6, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. JTEKT Corporation et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10596

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 6, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. PANASONIC CORPORATION et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10597

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 7, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10598

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 6, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. MITSUBA CORPORATION et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10599

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 6, 2014


Case Title

Martens Cars of Washington, Inc. et al v. Panasonic Corporation et al


Case Number

2:14-cv-10600

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 6, 2014

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