In re: Parking Heaters Antitrust Litigation, Case No.1:15-mc-00940-DLI-JO
Purchasers of Parking Heaters directly from Webasto or Espar may be entitled to a payment from these class action Settlements.
Two settlements, worth up to $15 million, have been reached with Defendants Webasto Products North America, Inc., Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. and Webasto Thermo & Comfort SE (collectively, “Webasto”) and Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Espar, Inc., and Espar Products Inc. (collectively, “Espar”) in a class action lawsuit about whether Webasto and Espar participated in an unlawful conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, and/or stabilize the price of aftermarket Parking Heaters (heaters and accessories used to heat commercial vehicles) at artificially high levels. Webasto and Espar deny the allegations in the lawsuit but have agreed to the Settlements. The Court has not decided who is right.
The settlement with Webasto is for up to $7 million, while the settlement with Espar is for up to $8 million. The two settlements will be collectively referred to as the “Settlements.”
The Settlements offer automatic payments to certain persons and entities that purchased aftermarket Parking Heaters in the United States, its territories or possessions, directly from Webasto or Espar, or from any of their parents, predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, or affiliates, at any time from October 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012.
Estimated payments will be calculated based on available purchase data. Once the calculations are made, you can visit the payment calculator on this website and input your unique ID number (if the Notice was mailed to you, your ID number was included on a separate sheet) to see your estimated payment. Please be patient and check back often as the calculations may take time to make.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlements. This is the only option that allows class members to start or continue their own lawsuit against Webasto or Espar for the claims at issue in the Settlements.|
|OBJECT||Class members may write to the Court about why they do not like one or both of the Settlements.|
|GO TO A HEARING||Class members may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of one or both of the Settlements.|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the FAQs page.