Antitrust Class Actions 

Sampling of Cases

Automotive Parts Antitrust (Indirect) Settlement

Settlement Amount: $1,200,000,000

Class Period: 1990 – 2019

Filing Deadline: March 16, 2020

Class Member Eligibility: Persons or businesses that: 1) Bought or leased a new motor vehicle from 1990 to 2019 in the U.S. (not for resale) or 2) Indirectly paid for a motor vehicle replacement part.

Class Action Cases - Antitrust

PAYMENT CARD INTERCHANGE FEE SETTLEMENT

Settlement Amount: $5,540,000,000

Class Period: January 1, 2004 through January 25, 2019

Filing Deadline: To Be Determined

Class Member Eligibility: All persons, businesses, and other entities that have accepted any Visa-Branded Cards and/or MasterCard-Branded Cards in the United States at any time from January 1, 2004 to January 25, 2019.

Disclaimer: No claim forms are available at this time, and no claim-filing deadline exists. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during any claims-filing period. No one is required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in any settlement. For additional information regarding the status of the litigation, interested persons may visit www.paymentcardsettlement.com, the Court-approved website for this case.

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Indirect Settlement

Settlement Amount: Up to $33,625,000

Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

Filing Deadline: February 15, 2020 

Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Indirect Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin (the “Indirect Purchaser States”), who indirectly purchased Alum, not for resale, which was manufactured, produced or supplied by Defendants or their unnamed co-conspirators from January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011.  Excluded from the Class are Defendants and co-conspirators and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Direct Settlement

Settlement Amount: Amounts differ per Defendant

Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

Filing Deadline: June 13, 2019 (rolling deadlines per settlement)

Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity that purchased Alum in the United States directly from a Defendant from January 1, 1997, through February 28, 2011. Generally, you are included in the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you purchased Alum directly from a Defendant during this period. Excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class are (i) Defendants and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and (ii) any Direct Purchaser Settlement Class Members who timely and validly elect to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class.

Lithium Ion Batteries Settlement

Settlement Amount: $113,000,000

Class Period: January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011

Filing Deadline: July 19, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: You are eligible if: You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000, to May 31, 2011, and, you purchased for yourself (and not for resale) one of the products covered by the settlement below at any physical or online retailer.

  • Portable computers
  • Cordless power tools
  • Cameras / camcorders
  • Audio players
  • Replacement batteries for these products

Domestic Drywall Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Amount: $190,700,000

Class Period: See below

Filing Deadline: November 15, 2018

Class Member Eligibility: All persons or entities that purchased paper-back gypsum Wallboard in the United States directly from: (a) Any of the Defendants and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013;  (b) Any of the Defendants (excluding Georgia Pacific) and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through June 16, 2016.

Resistors Antitrust Settlement (Direct) – Domestic

Settlement Amount: $50,250,000 

Class Period: July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014

Filing Deadline: August 14, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: The Class for the Settlements has been defined as all persons in the United States who purchased linear resistors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014.  The Settlements do not include non-linear resistors

Optical Disk Drive Indirect Purchaser Settlement

Settlement Amount: $205,000,000

Class Period: April 1, 2003 to December 31, 2008

Filing Deadline: June 28, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: Included in the Certified Class are: 1) All persons and entities that purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer for personal use and not for resale, such as a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive. All DVD drives are eligible. Solo CD drives are not eligible. 2) All persons and entities that made this purchase while a resident of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. 3) All persons and entities that made this purchase between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2008.

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