Hitachi Hit With Price-Fixing Class Action After $195M Fine

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A putative class of disgruntled consumers sued Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. in Michigan on Thursday over its alleged role in an international price-fixing conspiracy, just one week after the company agreed to shell out $195 million in a U.S. government suit over related allegations.

Ifeoma Adams and more than 40 other co-plaintiffs said the Japanese-based company colluded with manufacturers and suppliers to artificially manipulate the stateside price of an automotive part designed to control the timing of engine valves.

Late last month, Hitachi joined eight other...
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