German Co. Reaches $2M Deal In Car Door Latch Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 8:19 PM EST) -- German auto parts manufacturer Kiekert AG has agreed to pay $2.28 million to settle a proposed class action from consumers alleging the company conspired to fix the prices of vehicle door latches, according to documents filed in Michigan federal court Monday.

Attorneys for the end-payor plaintiffs — consumers who bought or leased vehicles with Kiekert-manufactured door latches — asked U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani for preliminary approval of their $2.28 million deal, saying they reached a meaningful and substantial settlement. Judge Battani is overseeing sprawling...
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Case Title

Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation


Case Number

2:12-md-02311

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

February 7, 2012


Case Title

Ascher et al v. Kiekert AG et al


Case Number

2:17-cv-11637

Court

Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Marianne O. Battani

Date Filed

May 23, 2017

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