Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why did I get the Notice package?
  2. What is the status of the TYC lawsuit?
  3. What is the status of the Eagle Eyes lawsuit?
  4. Why are there settlements?
  5. How do I know if I am part of the TYC Settlement?
  6. How do I know if I am part of the Eagle Eyes Settlement?
  7. What does the TYC Settlement provide?
  8. What does the Eagle Eyes Settlement provide?
  9. How much will my TYC payment be?
  10. How much will my Eagle Eyes payment be?
  11. How will I get a payment in the TYC Settlement?
  12. How will I get a payment in the Eagle Eyes Settlement?
  13. What does it mean if I did not receive a claim form with my Notice?
  14. If I purchased AALPs from a non-settling Defendant, can I claim a share of the Settlement?
  15. When will I get my TYC payment?
  16. When will I get my Eagle Eyes payment?
  17. What am I giving up to get a payment?
  18. Do I have a lawyer in this case?
  19. How do I tell the Court that I do not like the TYC Settlement?
  20. How do I tell the Court that I do not like the Eagle Eyes Settlement?
  21. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the TYC Settlement?
  22. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Eagle Eyes Settlement?
  23. Do I have to come to the TYC Settlement Final Approval Hearing?
  24. May I speak at the TYC Settlement Final Approval Hearing?
  25. If I am an Existing Claimant, what happens if I do nothing at all?
  26. If I am a Class Member who did not participate in the Depo-Sabry Lee or Eagle Eyes Settlements, what happens if I do nothing at all?
  27. Are there more details about the Settlement?
  28. How do I get more information?



1. Why did I get the Notice package?

On July 25, 2011, the Hon. George H. Wu, United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California entered an order certifying a class of direct purchasers of certain Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products (“AALPs”) from: (a) Depo Auto Parts Industrial Co. Ltd, Maxzone Vehicle Lighting Corp. (collectively “Depo Defendants”); (b) Sabry Lee (U.S.A.), Inc., Sabry Lee Ltd. (collectively “Sabry Lee Defendants”); (c) TYC Brother Industrial Co. Ltd., Genera Corp. (collectively “TYC Defendants”); and (d) Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Inc., and/or E-Lite Automotive Inc. (collectively “Eagle Eyes Defendants”), between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009 (“Class Period”).

As noted above, the Court has certified a Class consisting of all persons and entities that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products in the United States, and its territories and possessions, directly from a Defendant between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009 (the “Class Period”). Defendants’ records indicate that you may have purchased AALPs directly from one or more Defendants during the Class Period and therefore, you are believed to be a Class Member.

The Court directed that you be sent the Notice because you have a right to know about the proposed Settlement, and about all of your options, before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement. If the Court approves it, and after any objections or appeals (if any) are resolved, the claims administrator appointed by the Court will make the payments that the Settlement allows.

This package explains the lawsuit, the Class that was certified by the Court, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, and how to get them.

The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the case is known as In re Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:09-ml- 02007-GW (PJWx) (the “Action”). The entities who lead the Action, Motoring Parts International, Inc. and Sioux Plating Co., are called Class Representatives, and the parties that they sued, Depo Auto Parts Industrial Co. Ltd., Maxzone Vehicle Lighting Corp., Sabry Lee (U.S.A.), Inc., Sabry Lee Ltd., TYC Brother Industrial Co. Ltd., Genera Corp., Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Ltd., and E-Lite Automotive, Inc. are called Defendants. The Depo Defendants and the Sabry Lee Defendants have been dismissed from the case in connection with the Court’s prior final approval of the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements.

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2. What is the status of the TYC lawsuit?

Plaintiffs previously reached settlements with the Depo Defendants and the Sabry Lee Defendants in 2011 and with the Eagle Eyes Defendants in 2013. The Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements called for the settling defendants to pay $25,450,000 to the Class, as well as to provide continued cooperation to the Plaintiffs in the prosecution of their claims against the remaining Defendants. The Eagle Eyes Settlement called for the settling defendants to pay $3,000,000 to the Class as well as to provide continued cooperation to the Plaintiffs in the prosecution of their claims against the remaining Defendants. Notices of these Settlements were sent to Class Members informing them of this lawsuit and of the fact that a class had been certified by the Court. The Court granted final approval of the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements in 2012. Payments from the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements were made to Class Members who submitted timely claims that the Claims Administrator approved for participation in the settlement.

Class Counsel conducted dozens of depositions of Defendants’ employees, located both in the United States and Taiwan. Class Counsel also reviewed over a million of pages of documents produced by the Defendants during this lawsuit.

The Settlement with the TYC Defendants was approved by the Court on May 14, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the TYC Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the TYC Settlement has passed.

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3. What is the status of the Eagle Eyes lawsuit?

The Settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants was approved on February 12, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the Eagle Eyes Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the Eagle Eyes Settlement has passed.

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4. Why are there settlements?

The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants. Instead, the lawyers for the Plaintiffs and Defendants negotiated a proposed Settlement that they believe is in the best interests of their respective clients. The Settlement allows both sides to avoid the risks and cost of lengthy and uncertain litigation and the uncertainty of a trial and appeals, and permits Class Members to be compensated without further delay. The Class Representatives and their attorneys think the Settlement is best for all Class Members.

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5. How do I know if I am part of the TYC Settlement?

In its July 25, 2011 Class Certification Order, the Court defined the Class to include: All persons and entities that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products (“AALPs”) in the United States, and its territories and possessions, directly from a Defendant between at least as early as July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009 (the “Class Period”). This class excludes any judicial officer who is assigned to hear any aspect of this action, governmental entities, Defendants, co-conspirators, and the present and former parents, predecessors, subsidiaries and affiliates of the foregoing. The Settlement Agreement with the TYC Defendants describes the class of persons and entities included in the Settlement as follows:

"Settlement Class" is defined as Motoring Parts International, Inc., Sioux Plating Co., and all natural persons and entities that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products from any of the Defendants, in the United States and its territories and possessions between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009. Excluded from this definition are Defendants, and their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates; all governmental entities; any judicial officer presiding over the Action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff; and all natural persons or entities that purchased only products identified in Appendix A of the ACC. Also excluded from this definition is any entity whose claims against TYC and Genera were released in the prior settlement agreements with TYC and Genera that are the subject of the Court’s ruling on TYC and Genera’s motion for partial summary judgment (Dkt. Nos. 713 (8/29/13) and 714 (8/30/13)) (which entity shall not be entitled to receive any part of the Settlement Consideration) unless and to the extent such entity is a successor-in-interest to another entity whose claims against TYC and Genera were not released in such prior settlement agreements.

Class Members who submitted claims and received a payment in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements are referred to here as "Existing Claimants." Existing Claimants do not need to do anything further to receive a payment under the TYC Settlement.

Class Members who submitted claims in connection with the settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants are referred to here as "Eagle Eyes Claimants." Eagle Eyes Claimants, if their claims are validated by the Claims Administrator, do not need to do anything further to receive a payment under the TYC Settlement. Eagle Eyes Claimants, together with certain other members of the Settlement Class (described further below), are referred to as "Additional Claimants."

Those Class Members (1) who did not submit a claim in connection with the earlier Depo-Sabry Lee settlements or who submitted a claim but it was not approved, and (2) who did not submit a claim in connection with the earlier settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants, and (3) who would like to participate in this Settlement with the TYC Defendants are referred to as "TYC Claimants." TYC Claimants MUST have completed and timely submitted a claim form no later than March 7, 2014.

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6. How do I know if I am part of the Eagle Eyes Settlement?

In its July 25, 2011 Class Certification Order, the Court defined the Class to include:

All persons and entities that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products (“AALPs”) in the United States, and its territories and possessions, directly from a Defendant between at least as early as July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009 (the “Class Period”). This class excludes any judicial officer who is assigned to hear any aspect of this action, governmental entities, Defendants, co-conspirators, and the present and former parents, predecessors, subsidiaries and affiliates of the foregoing.

The Settlement Agreement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants describes the class of people and entities included in the Settlement as follows:

“Settling Plaintiffs” is defined as Motoring Parts International, Inc., Sioux Plating Co., and all natural persons and entities that purchased Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products from any of the Defendants, in the United States and its territories and possessions between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009 (the “Class”). Excluded from this definition are all parties named as Defendants in the Action, and their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates; all governmental entities; any judicial officer presiding over the Action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff; and all natural persons or entities that purchased only products identified in Appendix A of the ACC [Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint].

In order to participate in the Eagle Eyes Settlement, claimants must have submitted claims and received a payment in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements OR have timely submitted a complete claim in connection with the Eagle Eyes Settlement no later than November 14, 2013.

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7. What does the TYC Settlement provide?

The TYC Defendants have agreed to pay $25,000,000 in cash and product credits: specifically $23,000,000 in cash (the “Settlement Fund”) and provide $2,000,000 in product credits (collectively the “Settlement Consideration”). The TYC Defendants have agreed to pay the Settlement Fund in three installments. The first installment of $11,500,000 USD was completed January 2, 2014; the second installment of $6,900,000 USD will be made on or before December 31, 2014 and the third and final installment of $4,600,000 will be made on or before December 31, 2015. The entire $2,000,000 in product credits will be made available when the first installment is distributed to the members of the Settlement Class and will be redeemable for AALP products manufactured by TYC upon timely presentment to Genera.

The Settlement Fund, plus (a) interest earned from the date it is established, and less (b) taxes, costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses (the “Net Settlement Fund”), will be divided among all Authorized Claimants. Costs, fees, and expenses include Court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses, the costs of notifying Class Members, including the costs of printing and mailing this Notice, the cost of publishing notice, and the costs of claims administration.

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8. What does the Eagle Eyes Settlement provide?

The Eagle Eyes Defendants have agreed to pay $3,000,000 in cash (the “Settlement Fund”). The Eagle Eyes Defendants have agreed to pay the Settlement Fund in three $1,000,000 installments. The first $1,000,000 installment payment was made on September 9, 2013. The remaining amount will be paid on the first and second anniversaries of that date.

The Settlement Fund, plus (a) interest earned from the date it is established, and less (b) litigation costs and expenses (the “Net Settlement Fund”), will be divided among all Authorized Claimants. Litigation costs and expenses include Court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses, the costs of notifying Class Members, including the costs of printing and mailing the Notice, the cost of publishing notice, and the costs of claims administration.

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9. How much will my TYC payment be?

Each Authorized Claimant’s share of the Net Settlement Fund will depend on the number of valid claims that all Authorized Claimants have submitted and the dollar volume of each Authorized Claimant’s qualifying purchases from all Defendants (regardless of whether the purchases were made from the TYC Defendants or any other Defendant). Recovery is not limited to purchases of AALPs from the TYC Defendants, but includes all purchases from any Defendant.

The $23,000,000 cash settlement amount and the interest earned thereon shall be the Settlement Fund. If the Court approves the Settlement, the Settlement Fund, plus (a) interest and less all (b) taxes, costs, fees, and expenses (“Net Settlement Fund”) shall be distributed to Authorized Claimants.

Upon approval of the Settlement, the Claims Administrator shall determine each Authorized Claimant’s pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund, and each Authorized Claimant’s pro rata share of the product credits, based upon each Authorized Claimant’s volume of qualifying AALP purchases.

Each Authorized Claimant shall be allocated a pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund and of the product credits based on his, her or its volume of qualifying AALP purchases as compared to the total volume of qualifying AALP purchases of all Authorized Claimants.

Additional Claimants who did not submit acceptable claim forms will not share in the Net Settlement Fund.

All Class Members are bound by the Settlement and any judgment of the Court dismissing this Action as to the TYC Defendants and by the outcome of the Action regarding non-settling Defendants.

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10. How much will my Eagle Eyes payment be?

Each Authorized Claimant’s share of the Net Settlement Fund will depend on the number of valid claims that all Authorized Claimants have submitted and the dollar volume of each Authorized Claimant’s qualifying purchases from all Defendants (regardless of whether the purchases were made from the Eagle Eyes Defendants or any other Defendant). Recovery is not limited to purchases of AALPs from the Eagle Eyes Defendants, but includes all purchases from any Defendant.

The $3,000,000 cash settlement amount and the interest earned thereon shall be the Settlement Fund. If the Court approves the Settlement, the Settlement Fund, plus (a) interest and less all (b) taxes, costs, fees, and expenses (“Net Settlement Fund”) shall be distributed to Authorized Claimants.

Each Authorized Claimant shall be allocated a pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund based on his, her or its volume of qualifying AALP purchases as compared to the total volume of qualifying AALP purchases of all Authorized Claimants.

Additional Claimants who did not submit acceptable claim forms will not share in the Net Settlement Fund.

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11. How will I get a payment in the TYC Settlement?

Class Members who submitted claims and received a payment in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements are referred to here as “Existing Claimants.” Existing Claimants do not need to do anything further to receive a payment under the TYC Settlement. The information you previously submitted will be used to process your claim under this Settlement.

Class Members who submitted acceptable claims in connection with the settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants are referred to here as “Eagle Eyes Claimants.” Eagle Eyes Claimants do not need to do anything further to receive a payment under the TYC Settlement. Eagle Eyes Claimants, together with certain other members of the Settlement Class (described further below), are referred to as “Additional Claimants.” The information you previously submitted will be used to process your claim under this Settlement, as well as under the Settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants.

The Claims Administrator will review the claims of all Additional Claimants. Those Additional Claimants whose claims the Claims Administrator approves, together with the Existing Claimants, are referred to here, collectively, as “Authorized Claimants.”

If you are a member of the Settlement Class (1) who did not submit a claim form in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements, or who submitted a claim but it was not approved, and (2) who did not submit a claim in connection with the earlier settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants, and (3) who would like to participate in this Settlement with the TYC Defendants, then you MUST have completed and timely submitted a claim form. You must have filled out the form, included all the information and documentation the form asked for, signed it, and mailed it to the Claims Administrator postmarked no later than March 7, 2014.

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12. How will I get a payment in the Eagle Eyes Settlement?

In order to participate in the Eagle Eyes Settlement, you must have submitted a claim and received a payment in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements , OR have filed a claim for the Eagle Eyes Settlement with the Claims Administrators no later than November 14, 2013. The Claims Administrator is currently reviewing and validating claims filed in the Eagle Eyes Settlement.

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13. What does it mean if I did not receive a claim form with my Notice?

If you did not receive a claim form with your mailed Notice, it means that the Claims Administrator has determined that you are an Existing Claimant (see “How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?”). Existing Claimants do not need to submit claim forms to participate in this Settlement. As an Existing Claimant, your claim will be processed once the Court grants final approval of this Settlement.

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14. If I purchased AALPs from a non-settling Defendant, can I claim a share of the Settlement?

Yes. Under federal antitrust law, all participants in a conspiracy to fix prices and allocate customers are jointly and severally liable. Any buyer may, therefore, recover for injury suffered from any participant in the conspiracy who has been sued, regardless of which company the buyer purchased from. The Settlement Fund will be distributed according to the Plan of Allocation to all Authorized Claimants.

If there are additional settlements and/or judgments entered against the remaining non-settling Defendants, the proceeds will also be divided among the Class Members.

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15. When will I get my TYC payment?

The Settlement with the TYC Defendants was approved by the Court on May 14, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the TYC Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the TYC Settlement has passed.

As the TYC Defendants are paying the $23,000,000 Settlement Fund in three (3) installments, distributions from the Settlement Fund will be made after each installment. As a result, your claim will not be paid in full until sometime after the third installment. Please be patient. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT.

If there is any balance remaining in the Net Settlement Fund after six (6) months from the date of the first or the second distribution of the Net Settlement Fund to Authorized Claimants (whether by reason of tax refunds, un-cashed settlement distribution checks or otherwise), then such balance will be added to the next installment of the Settlement received and will be distributed to Authorized Claimants with that installment. If there is any balance remaining in the Net Settlement Fund after six (6) months from the date of the final distribution of the Net Settlement Fund to Authorized Claimants (whether by reason of tax refunds, un-cashed checks or otherwise), then such balance shall, if feasible, be re-distributed to Authorized Claimants who have cashed their initial distributions and who would receive at least $10.00 from such re-distribution, after payment of any unpaid costs or fees incurred in administering the Net Settlement Fund for such re-distribution. Six months after such re-distribution any remaining balance shall be distributed as the Court may direct. Product credits will be valid until December 31, 2015, after which they will no longer be redeemable by Genera.

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16. When will I get my Eagle Eyes payment?

The Settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants was approved on February 12, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the Eagle Eyes Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the Eagle Eyes Settlement has passed.

As the Eagle Eyes Defendants are paying the $3,000,000 Settlement Fund in three (3) equal installments, distributions from the Settlement Fund will be made after each installment. As a result, your claim will not be paid in full until sometime after the third installment. Please be patient. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT.

If there is any balance remaining in the Net Settlement Fund after six (6) months from the date of the first or the second distribution of the Net Settlement Fund to Authorized Claimants (whether by reason of tax refunds, un-cashed settlement distribution checks or otherwise), then such balance will be added to the next installment of the Settlement received and will be distributed to Authorized Claimants with that installment. If there is any balance remaining in the Net Settlement Fund after six (6) months from the date of the final distribution of the Net Settlement Fund to Authorized Claimants (whether by reason of tax refunds, un-cashed checks or otherwise), then such balance shall, if feasible, be re-distributed to Authorized Claimants who have cashed their initial distributions and who would receive at least $10.00 from such re-distribution, after payment of any unpaid costs or fees incurred in administering the Net Settlement Fund for such re-distribution. Six months after such re-distribution any remaining balance shall be distributed as the Court may direct.

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17. What am I giving up to get a payment?

As a member of the Class, your claims against the non-settling Defendants will continue to be litigated as part of the class action lawsuit. If there is a settlement or a favorable result of the claims against the non-settling Defendants in the future, you may participate in the benefits.

The Court has certified the Class, as defined above, and all of the Court’s orders will apply to you and legally bind you. If the Court grants final approval of the proposed Settlement with the Defendants, you will have released your Released Claims in this case against the Releasees.

“Released Claims” shall collectively mean any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, causes of action, whether class, individual, or otherwise in nature (whether or not any Class member has objected to the settlement or makes a claim upon or participates in the Settlement Fund), whether directly, representatively, derivatively or in any other capacity that Class Members, or each of them, ever had, now has, or hereafter can, shall, or may have on account of, related to, or in any way arising out of, any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen, suspected or unsuspected injuries, damages, and the consequences thereof in any way arising out of or relating in any way to any act or omission of Releasees (or any of them) concerning the pricing, production, development, or sale of AALPs during the period from July 29, 2001 to February 10, 2009, including claims based on the conduct alleged and causes of action asserted or that could have been asserted, in complaints filed in the Action by the Plaintiffs, including, without limitation, any claims arising under any federal or state antitrust, unjust enrichment, unfair competition, trade practice statutory or common law, and consumer protection law (to the extent that a consumer protection claim would be based on allegations of an antitrust or unfair competition violation).

“Releasees” shall refer to the Defendants, and all of their respective past and present, direct and indirect, parents, subsidiaries, related entities, affiliates; the predecessors, successors and assigns of the Defendants; and each and all of the present and former principals, partners, officers, directors, investors, supervisors, employees, representatives, insurers, attorneys, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns of each of the foregoing.

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18. Do I have a lawyer in this case?

The Court appointed Jason S. Hartley of Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, Bonny E. Sweeney of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Michael P. Lehmann of Hausfeld LLP and Jay L. Himes of Labaton Sucharow LLP to represent you and other Class Members. These lawyers are called Class Counsel. Class Counsel will apply to the Court for payment of litigation costs and expenses from the Settlement Fund. You will not otherwise be charged for Class Counsel’s services. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

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19. How do I tell the Court that I do not like the TYC Settlement?

If you are a member of the Settlement Class Member, you could have objected to all or any part of the Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and/or the Plan of Allocation. You could have given reasons why you think the Court should not approve the Settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and/or the Plan of Allocation. The Court will consider your views. To object, you must have sent a signed letter saying that you object to the proposed Settlement in In re Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:09-ml-02007-GW (PJWx). Your letter must have included your name, address, telephone number, your signature, stated that you purchased AALPs directly from Defendants between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009, and the reasons you objected to the Settlement, the requested attorneys’ fees and expenses, and/or the Plan of Allocation. Any such objection must have been postmarked no later than March 7, 2014.

REQUEST FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND PAYMENT OF COSTS AND EXPENSES

The Plaintiffs’ Notice of Motion and Motion for an Award of Fees and Expenses Regarding Palintiffs’ Settlement with TYC Brother Industrial Co. and Genera Corporation was approved by the Court and is available on the Court Documents page of this website.

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20. How do I tell the Court that I do not like the Eagle Eyes Settlement?

If you are a Class Member, you could have objected to all or any part of the Settlement, the request for litigation costs and expenses, and/or the Plan of Allocation. To object, you must have sent a signed letter saying that you object to the proposed Settlement and included your name, address, telephone number, your signature, stated that you purchased AALPs directly from Defendants between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009, and the reasons you objected to the Settlement, the requested litigation costs and expenses, and/or the Plan of Allocation. Any such objection must have been postmarked no later than November 14, 2013 to the Court, Claims Administrator, Class Counsel and Counsel for the Eagle Eyes Defendants.

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21. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the TYC Settlement?

The Court held the Final Approval Hearing at 8:30 a.m. on May 5, 2014, and approved the Settlement on May 14, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the TYC Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the TYC Settlement has passed.

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22. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Eagle Eyes Settlement?

The Eagle Eyes Final Approval Hearing was held on January 6, 2014 and the Court approved the Settlement on February 12, 2014. The Claims Administrator is currently finalizing the validation process for claims filed in the Eagle Eyes Settlement; please note that the deadline to submit a claim in the Eagle Eyes Settlement has passed.

As the Eagle Eyes Defendants are paying the $3,000,000 Settlement Fund in three (3) equal installments, distributions from the Settlement Fund will be made after each installment. As a result, your claim will not be paid in full until sometime after the third installment. Please be patient. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT.

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23. Do I have to come to the TYC Settlement Final Approval Hearing?

No. Class Counsel will answer any questions Judge Wu may have. But you are welcome to come at your own expense. If you send an objection, you do not have to come to Court to talk about it. As long as you mailed your written objection on time, the Court will consider it. You may also pay your own lawyer to attend, but you are not required to do so.

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24. May I speak at the TYC Settlement Final Approval Hearing?

You may have asked the Court for permission to speak at the hearing. To do so, you must have sent a letter saying that it is your desire to appear in In re Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:09-ml-02007-GW (PJWx). Your letter must have included your name, address, telephone number, your signature, and stated that you purchased AALPs directly from Defendants between July 29, 2001 and February 10, 2009. Your notice of intention to appear must have been received no later than March 7, 2014, by the Claims Administrator, Class Counsel, and counsel for the TYC Defendants.

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25. If I am an Existing Claimant, what happens if I do nothing at all?

If you are an Existing Claimant, you do not need to do anything. You will receive a payment from the Settlement once the Court grants final approval and the Claims Administrator processes your claim.

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26. If I am a Class Member who did not participate in the Depo-Sabry Lee or Eagle Eyes Settlements, what happens if I do nothing at all?

If you did not submit a claim form in connection with the Depo-Sabry Lee Settlements, or if you submitted a claim but it was not approved, or if you did not submit a claim in connection with the Settlement with the Eagle Eyes Defendants, you will not receive a payment from this Settlement automatically. You could have submitted a claim form if you wished to participate in this Settlement with the TYC Defendants. As a member of the Class certified by the Court and of the Settlement Class, you will still be bound by the terms of the Settlement with the TYC Defendants, by any judgment of the Court dismissing this Action as to the TYC Defendants and by the outcome of the Action regarding non-settling Defendants.

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27. Are there more details about the Settlement?

The Notice summarizes the proposed Settlement. More details are in the Settlement Agreement dated December 13, 2013, which has been filed with the Court. You can get a copy of the Settlement Agreement here or contact the Claims Administrator at Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 35100, Seattle, WA 98124-1100.

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28. How do I get more information?

You can call the Claims Administrator at 888-404-8013 or write to one of Class Counsel.

Please do not call the Court or the Clerk of the Court for additional information about the Settlement.

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Important Dates for the TYC Settlement
DateDeadline
March 7, 2014
[Expired]
Claim Form Deadline
(postmarked)
March 7, 2014
[Expired]
Objection Deadline
(postmarked)
March 7, 2014
[Expired]
Notice of Intention to Appear at Final Approval Hearing
(received)
May 5, 2014
[Passed]
Final Approval Hearing
Important Dates for the Eagle Eyes Settlement
DateDeadline
November 14, 2013
[Expired]
Claim Form Deadline
(postmarked)
November 14, 2013
[Expired]
Objection Deadline
(postmarked)
December 20, 2013
[Expired]
Notice of Intention to Appear at Final Approval Hearing
(received)
January 6, 2014
[Passed]
Final Approval Hearing