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German Auto Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation

The antitrust team at Lockridge Grindal Nauen is currently investigating and litigating a case against German auto makers alleging that the leading German automobile manufacturers—Audi, BMW, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen—met to coordinate on costs, prices, suppliers and technical and competitive developments within the automobiles they manufactured.

If you purchased or leased a Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen or Porsche since 2000, you may have overpaid as a result of those manufacturers’ actions. For more details, please read on and follow the links below. If you would like to discuss your legal options, please contact Joe Bruckner or Anna Horning Nygren at antitrust@locklaw.com or at 612-339-6900.

Case History and Background

In July 2017, it was announced that the European Commission was investigating allegations that Audi, BMW, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen regularly met to coordinate on costs, prices, suppliers, technical developments, and other competitive aspects of their vehicle businesses. In October 2017, in connection with this investigation, the German offices of Audi and Daimler were raided by the European Commission. Additionally, the offices of Volkswagen were also inspected by EU officials.

In the United States, all cases related to these allegations were transferred to the Northern District of California before Judge Charles R. Breyer. A copy of Reder v. Audi AG, the complaint filed by LGN in this matter, is available here.

Contact

If you would like to discuss your legal options, please contact Joe Bruckner or Anna Horning Nygren at antitrust@locklaw.com or at 612-339-6900.