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February 14, 2018

Settlements have been reached with the TEAC, NEC and Hitachi-LG Defendants.

January 5, 2018

The trial phase of this action has commenced. The parties have agreed to a modified trial structure where the cases-in-chief will be exchanged in writing,…

November 7, 2017

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Yazaki Systems Technologies GmbH (formerly S-Y Systems Technologies Europe, GmbH)…

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Notice – Automotive Wire Harness Systems; Electronic Control Units; Heater Control Panels

 

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions:

Automotive Wire Harness Systems:
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., SEWS Canada Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc., Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.), Inc., K & S Wiring Systems Inc., and Sumitomo Electric Wintec America, Inc. (“Sumitomo”) , in the amount of $10,700,000.
G.S. Electech, Inc., G.S.W. Manufacturing Inc. and G.S. Wiring Systems Inc. (“G.S. Electech”), in the amount of $120,000.

Members of Settlement Class B (purchases made between December 5, 2014 and November 2, 2016) may have an opportunity to opt-out of the action. Please review the Notice of Certification for Settlement Purposes and Settlement Approval Hearing here for more information.

Requests to opt-out of the proceedings must be post-marked by January 25, 2017.

Heater Control Panels:
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., SEWS Canada Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc., Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.), Inc., K & S Wiring Systems Inc. and Sumitomo Electric Wintec America, Inc. (“Sumitomo”), in the amount of $150,000.

Requests to opt-out of the proceedings must be post-marked by January 25, 2017.

Electronic Control Units:
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., SEWS Canada Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. and Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.), Inc. (“Sumitomo”), in the amount of $150,000.

Requests to opt-out of the BC proceeding must be post-marked by January 30, 2017.

• The Sumitomo and G.S. Electech settlements are subject to court approval in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Motions to approve the Sumitomo and G.S. Electech settlements will be heard in the Ontario Court in Toronto on December 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Quebec Court in the City of Quebec on December 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and the British Columbia Court in the City of Vancouver on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Please review the Notice of Certification for Settlement Purposes and Settlement Approval Hearing by clicking on the links shown below.

The settlement funds (plus interest, less court-approved fees and expenses) are being held in trust for the benefit of settlement class members. At a later date, the courts will be asked to approve a method of distributing the settlement funds to settlement class members.

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