Fink + Associates Law has been appointed by Eastern District of Michigan Judge Marianne Battani to serve as Interim Liaison Counsel for Direct Purchasers in the pending Auto Parts Antitrust MDL. This multi-district litigation arises from a massive Justice Department investigation into allegations of bid rigging and price fixing in the auto parts industry. The Antitrust Division of the DOJ, as well as foreign antitrust authorities have undertaken antitrust investigations, which have led to multiple guilty pleas and the assessment of very significant fines and jail sentences.
The Auto Parts Antitrust MDL began with a single case involving wire harnesses and related parts and now involves dozens of other parts. In addition to wire harnesses, direct purchaser class action complaints have been filed and assigned to this MDL for the following automotive parts:
Instrument Panel Clusters
Heater Control Panels
Occupant Safety Systems
Air Conditioning Systems
Fuel Injection Systems
Power Window Motors
Windshield Wiper Systems
Indirect purchaser antitrust class action lawsuits have been filed regarding many other auto parts involved in the Justice Department’s investigations.
Fink + Associates Law is involved in the litigation of antitrust class actions on behalf of direct purchasers in federal courts in Michigan and in other states. David Fink, managing partner of Fink + Associates Law, focused on antitrust law at Harvard Law School, where his third year paper addressed antitrust issues.
Our firm is proud to be recognized as a leading Michigan antitrust law firm. In addition to its role as liaison counsel in the Auto Parts Antitrust MDL, Fink + Associates Law served as court-appointed Lead Counsel in the Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation MDL, in the Eastern District of Michigan. Fink + Associates Law also served as court-appointed liaison counsel for Direct Purchasers in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Antitrust Litigation. We were also involved in a supporting role in the Potash Antitrust Litigation.
Our law firm can help you with your antitrust matter. Whether you are a client seeking representation or a law firm looking for a strong Michigan antitrust law firm to partner with, consider Fink + Associates Law. We handle matters on a referral basis or we can work with your firm as co-counsel or as local or liaison counsel.