Automotive Instrument Panel Cluster Antitrust Litigation

Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC filed a class action complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Yazaki Corporation and Yazaki North America, Inc. for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices of automotive Instrument Panel Clusters in violation of federal antitrust laws.

Freed Kanner London & Millen filed the complaint on behalf of individuals and entities that purchased Instrument Panel Clusters DIRECTLY from any of the above manufacturers from December 1, 2002 through February 28, 2010.

"Instrument Panel Clusters" are the mounted array of instruments and gauges housed in front of the driver of an automobile. They are also known as meters.

The complaint alleges that the Defendants illegally conspired, combined or contracted for the purpose and with the effect of fixing, raising, maintaining, and stabilizing the prices of automotive Instrument Panel Clusters at artificially inflated levels.

In January 2012, Yazaki Corporation and four of its executives agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in a criminal price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy in connection with the sale of automotive Instrument Panel Clusters. Yazaki agreed to pay a $470 million fine while four employees agreed to serve prison sentences ranging from fifteen months to two years.

If you directly purchased any Instrument Panel Clusters from any of the above manufacturers, then you may be entitled to seek the recovery of any illegal overcharge that you paid.

Click here for a copy of Freed Kanner London & Millen's Instrument Panel Clusters complaint.

Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC is interested in speaking with anyone who has information relating to the investigation and any person or business who has purchased Instrument Panel Clusters directly from one of the manufacturers. You can contact Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC by clicking here.