Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division has an ongoing criminal investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies involving the sale of automotive parts to automobile manufacturers. As of September 2017, the DOJ has obtained many guilty pleas from companies and individuals, and has issued fines totalling over $2.9 billion. Since 2012, Econ One has been working with an international automobile manufacturer in that company’s attempts to analyze the impact of those conspiracies and recover damages from numerous parts suppliers.