Case Details

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Year Resolved


Settlement Amount

$4.25 million


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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Lead State


Participating States



DENSO Corporation; DENSO International America, Inc.; DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. (f/k/a DENSO Sales California, Inc.); DENSO Korea Corporation (formerly known separately as DENSO International Korea Corporation and DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation); DENSO Automotive Deutschland, GmbH; ASMO Co., Ltd.; ASMO North America, LLC; ASMO Greenville of North Carolina, Inc.; ASMO Manufacturing, Inc.

Case Description

As part of its ongoing participation in the ongoing Automotive Parts multidistrict litigation, California reached a settlement with Denso to resolve claims that as part of a conspiracy with dozens of auto parts manufactures, competition in the automotive parts market was suppressed and eliminated by illegal bid rigging. The state’s complaint alleged that Denso had rigged bids on Wire Harness Products, Instrument Panel Clusters, Fuel Senders, Heater Control Panels, Alternators, Windshield Wipers, Radiators, Starters, Ignition Coils, Motor Generators, HID Ballasts, Inverters, Fan Motors, Fuel Injection Systems, Power Window Motors, Automatic Transmission Fluid Warmers. Valve Timing Control Devices, Air Conditioning Systems, Windshield Washer Systems, Spark Plugs, and Ceramic Substrates from 2000 to 2010. DENSO Corporation, agreed to pay $4.25 million to resolve the state’s claims.