Slater Vecchio LLP has filed class-action lawsuits in British Columbia and Quebec on behalf of individuals who purchased or leased automobiles or who purchased automobile parts whose prices were inflated due to anti-competitive conduct by the Defendants between 2006 and 2018. The lawsuit alleges that Otto Fuchs, Leiber Group, Strojmetal Aluminum Forging, Bharat Forge, Presswerk Krefeld, and Hisrchvogel Aluminum entered into a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition in the forged aluminum industry.
Through this alleged conspiracy, the Defendants agreed to manipulate the price of forged aluminum products, suppress and eliminate competition in manufacturing, marketing, sale, and distribution of the forged aluminum products, and to conceal their activities. These forged aluminum products were purchased by automobile manufacturers at an inflated cost. These increased costs were passed onto consumers who purchased automobiles at more expensive prices than they would have had the Defendants not colluded to increase the price of forged aluminum.
A class action is a vehicle through which a group of individuals who have suffered a loss can receive compensation from those responsible for that loss.
These class actions are brought on behalf of individuals who purchased or leased an automobile, or who purchased automobile parts, containing the forged aluminum products manufactured, marketed, distributed or sold by the Defendants between approximately April 2006 and April 2018. The affected automobiles include:
All covered automobiles are listed in the lawsuits located under the ‘Documents’ tab on this webpage.
Individuals who purchased or leased these products are called “Class Members”. These individuals do not need to do anything to formally become Class Members as they are automatically represented by the lawsuit.
Class Members should locate and keep documents proving ownership or leasehold of the automobiles or automobile parts described above.
If you purchased or leased one of these automobiles or want to know more about this class action, we invite you to submit your information through the “Contact Form” on this webpage and a representative from Slater Vecchio LLP will reach out to you.