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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Fond du Lac Bumper Exchange, Inc. v. Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd., et al.,
2:09-cv-00852 (E.D. Wis.)
If you purchased certain Aftermarket Automotive Sheet Metal Products directly from one or more of the Defendants, Taiwan Kai Yih Industrial Co., Ltd.; Tong Yang Industry Co., Ltd.; TYG Products L.P.; Jui Li Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Gordon Auto Body Parts Co. Ltd.; Auto Parts Industrial, Ltd.; or Cornerstone Auto Parts, LLC between January 1, 2003 and September 4, 2009, you may be a member of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class certified by the Court, and you may be entitled to a cash payment from a partial class action settlement.
A Settlement has been reached with AP Auto Parts Industrial Ltd., formerly known as Auto Parts Industrial, Ltd., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cornerstone Auto Parts, LCC (together, "API") and the Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement (copies of the Settlement Agreement and the Preliminary Approval Order are available on the Case Documents page of this website).
API has agreed to pay USD$3,250,000 in settlement of the Direct Purchaser Plaintiff Class’s claims against it. Due to a requirement of Taiwan law that applies to the fund because it will originate from a Taiwan bank account, twenty percent will be withheld as taxes, resulting in a deposit by API in the amount of at least USD$2,600,000 (the “Settlement Fund”) in an escrow account in the United States. Class Members may also be entitled to an offset of United States tax liability, if any, associated with the payment of the Settlement proceeds. Prior settlements in this litigation were reached with Tong Yang Industry Co., Ltd.; Taiwan Kai Yih Industrial Co., Ltd.; TYG Products, L.P. (the “Tong Yang Defendants”); and Gordon Auto Body Parts Co. Ltd. (the “Gordon Defendant”) in 2015; and Jui Li Enterprise Company (“the Jui Li Defendant”) in 2017.
There is a pending class action settlement on behalf of direct purchasers of Aftermarket Automotive Sheet Metal Products (“AMSM”). “AMSM” is defined as any and all directly purchased aftermarket automotive products made of any kind of sheet metal manufactured by companies other than original equipment manufacturers, including but not limited to hoods, doors, bumpers, fenders, bonnets, floor panels, trunk assemblies, trunk lids, tailgates, roof panels and reinforcement parts. The lawsuit alleges that Taiwan Kai Yih Industrial Co., Ltd.; Tong Yang Industry Co., Ltd.; TYG Products L.P.; Jui Li Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Gordon Auto Body Parts; Auto Parts Industrial, Ltd.; and Cornerstone Auto Parts, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”) violated United States federal antitrust laws by agreeing to fix prices and limit the supply of AMSM.
You are part of the Court certified Settlement Class, the Settlement, and the Action as a Direct Purchaser Class Member if you fit the following description:
- All persons and entities in the United States, and its territories and possessions, that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Sheet Metal Products directly from any of the Defendants between January 1, 2003 and September 4, 2009.