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New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Antitrust Class Action Settlements
The Court has granted final approval to the settlements with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and the Canadian Automobile Dealers' Association. The settlements are now final, and we expect to distribute checks in October 2012 to Eligible Claimants who filed valid claims.
If you bought or leased a vehicle from an authorized dealer located in the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa or North Carolina during January 1, 2001 through April 30, 2003, you had until to submit a claim.
The deadline to file a claim if you bought or leased a new vehicle from an authorized dealer located in the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa or North Carolina during January 1, 2001 through April 30, 2003, was January 13, 2012.
If you bought or leased a new vehicle from an authorized dealer located in the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa or North Carolina during January 1, 2001 through April 30, 2003, you had until January 13, 2012 to submit a claim.
You must have purchased or leased one of the following vehicle makes in order to file a claim:
The supplemental claims filing period is restricted to those who purchased or leased vehicles from an authorized dealer located in the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa or North Carolina.
The initial claims filing period ended February 1, 2011 for class members who purchased or leased vehicles in twenty states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. If you already filed a claim during the initial claims period, you do not need do anything further. Click the FAQs tab on the left menu for more information.
The deadline to exclude yourself or object to the settlements has passed.
This website provides information about two proposed partial settlements of several class action lawsuits that allege certain automakers and trade associations conspired in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws to prevent virtually identical, but cheaper, new cars from being exported to the United States from Canada, making new vehicle prices higher for U.S. consumers.
The settling defendants are Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (“Toyota”) and the Canadian Automobile Dealers’ Association (“CADA”). The settlements are pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. Toyota and CADA assert that they have acted lawfully and independently and that there is no legal or factual basis for these lawsuits.
Toyota has agreed to pay $35 million for the benefit of a Class of people or businesses who bought or leased a new vehicle from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2006. CADA has agreed to pay $700,000 for the benefit of the Class. Both Toyota and CADA have agreed not to conspire with others or share certain types of information with other automakers aimed at preventing Canadian new vehicles from entering the United States.
Click “FAQs” on the left menu to view answers to frequently asked questions.
Click “Settlement Notice” on the left menu to view more detailed information about the settlements.