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November 27, 2020

On November 18, 2020, the BC Court certified a settlement class regarding a settlement entered into with Panasonic.  For details of the settlement approval hearings,…

November 25, 2020

A settlement was reached in February 2020. The settlement is subject to court approval. The notice to class members regarding certification and settlement is available…

November 23, 2020

Claims process for settlement funds – make a claim now. If you are a Canadian resident as of May 25, 2016 who, between December 23,…

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Autoparts – New Settlements

Settlements:

The Alpha, Continental, Espar, JTEKT, Koito, Maruyasu, Meritor, NTN, Tenneco, Tokai Rika, Toyo Tire, Toyoda Gosei, and Yamashita settlements are subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and/or Quebec, as applicable. The Courts will decide whether to approve the settlements as fair, reasonable and in the best interest of the settlement class.

The Ontario Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve these settlements on August 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., by videoconference. If you wish to attend, please email [email protected] for further details.

The Quebec Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve some of these settlements in virtual hearing room 9001 (https://webrtc.scvc.gouv.qc.ca; code: 86219001) on September 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

In accordance with the Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions, if the Ontario Court approves the settlements, the BC settlement approval applications will be heard in writing

A copy of the Notice of Hearing can be found here.

All other settlements were previously approved by the Ontario, British Columbia and/or Quebec Courts, as applicable

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

Distribution

Approved – Automotive Wire Harness Systems

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the Automotive Wire Harness Systems action. The Courts have approved a protocol for the distribution of the Automotive Wire Harness Systems settlement funds.

The deadline to apply for compensation has passed. The Claims Administrator is currently processing the claims received. This process can take anywhere from a year to 18 months from the claims deadline. Visit www.autopartsettlement.ca for updates.

Approved – Air Flow Meters, Electronic Control Units, Fan Motors, Fuel Senders, Power Window Motors, and Windshield Washer Systems

Settlements have been reached with all defendants in the above-noted actions. The Courts have approved a protocol for the distribution of the settlement funds. Persons who applied to receive settlement benefits in the Automotive Wire Harness Systems class action will automatically be considered for eligibility to participate in the distribution. Eligibility will be based on the information provided in the context of the Automotive Wire Harness Systems class action.

A copy of the Distribution Protocol can be found here.

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