In re Dealer Management Systems Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2817 (N.D. Ill.)
REYNOLDS SETTLEMENT UPDATE
There is no need for any action to be taken by any dealership at this time.
No assistance from a claims recovery service is necessary in order to participate in the Reynolds settlement, or any potential future settlement in this case. Such assistance from a claims recovery service is unnecessary to receive a payment or maximize your recovery. When claim forms become available once the lawsuit is concluded against CDK, claims filing assistance will be available from Dealership Class Counsel and the Settlement Administrator at no cost to you.
There is no claims process at this time. Claim forms will be distributed and processed once this lawsuit is concluded against CDK. If you have not already done so, please register here to receive notification when the claims process begins. Alternatively, if a November 2018 notice of the Reynolds settlement was sent to you by mail, when it becomes available, a claim form will be sent to you at that address. If the address at which you received the November notice is no longer current, please update your address on the registration site.
CURRENT STATUS OF LITIGATION AGAINST CDK ON BEHALF OF ALL DEALERSHIPS WHO CURRENTLY USE DMS PROVIDED BY REYNOLDS OR CDK, OR HAVE USED IT AT ANY POINT FROM SEPTEMBER 2013
We continue to pursue the case against CDK. As the litigation against CDK continues, no action from dealers is needed. The fact discovery phase of the case has concluded (including over 80 depositions and document/interrogatory exchanges), and we are currently in the expert discovery phase of the case. The parties exchanged initial expert reports on August 26, and additional expert reports are expected to be served in late October and November. The case will continue with motion practice through May of 2020.
As reported in the press, a different case within this multidistrict litigation, Cox Automotive Inc. et al. v. CDK Global, was recently resolved and the terms of that settlement remain confidential. This settlement means that Cox Automotive is no longer a plaintiff in this multidistrict litigation.
Please contact Dealership Class Counsel with any questions:
Peggy J. Wedgworth
Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10119
Tel: 1-646-515-1269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonard A. Bellavia
Bellavia Blatt, PC
200 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Tel: 1-516-873-3000 email@example.com
If you are a U.S.-based retail auto dealership that bought a Reynolds or CDK Dealer Management System (DMS) from January 1, 2015 through October 23, 2018,
you could benefit from a class action settlement.
There is a proposed class action Settlement with The Reynolds and Reynolds Company (“Reynolds”) involving an alleged conspiracy by CDK Global, LLC (“CDK”) and Reynolds to charge unlawful prices in the markets for Dealer Management System (“DMS”) software services and Data Integration Services. Reynolds denies any wrongdoing and the Court has not ruled that Reynolds did anything wrong or violated any law.
The Settlement with Reynolds is detailed in the Settlement Agreement between the Dealership Class and Reynolds (the “Agreement”), dated October 23, 2018. All terms used in the Notice have the same meanings as set forth in the Agreement.
The Dealership Class Action will continue against CDK.
There is no claims process at this time. Claim forms will be distributed and processed once this lawsuit is concluded against all the Defendants, subject to an allocation plan approved by the Court, upon further notice to the Dealership Class.
Dealership Class Counsel and MDL Liaison Counsel are seeking up to $3 million from the Settlement Fund for litigation expenses (including expert fees, deposition costs and other expenses). They are not seeking attorneys’ fees at this time, but will seek a fee at a later date. Any applications for reimbursement of litigation expenses above $3 million, for attorneys’ fees, or for service awards to the Dealership Class Plaintiffs will be made upon further notice to the Dealership Class. Any fee request will not exceed one-third of the amounts ultimately recovered on behalf of the Dealership Class.
If you are in the business of the retail sale of automobiles in the United States and purchased DMS from CDK and/or Reynolds (or any predecessor, successor, subsidiary, joint venture, or affiliate) during the period from January 1, 2015 through October 23, 2018, you may be entitled to money back as part of the Settlement.
If you have any questions about the lawsuit or notice, you may contact: Peggy J. Wedgworth, Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP, One Pennsylvania Plaza, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10119, Tel: (212) 594-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Leonard A. Bellavia, Bellavia Blatt, PC, 200 Old Country Road, Suite 400, Mineola, NY 11501, Tel: (516) 873-3000, email@example.com.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website. If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-888-842-3161.
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