Class Eligibility

The NEC TOKIN Settlement Class includes persons and entities in the United States that, from April 1, 2002, through July 15, 2016, purchased from a distributor (or from an entity other than a Defendant) one or more Capacitor(s) that a Defendant or alleged co-conspirator manufactured. Excluded from the NEC TOKIN Settlement Class are Defendants, their parent companies, subsidiaries, and Affiliates, any co-conspirators, Defendants’ attorneys in this case, federal government entities and instrumentalities, states, and their subdivisions, all judges assigned to the case, and all jurors in the case.

The Okaya Settlement Class includes persons and entities in the United States that, from January 1, 2002, through April 14, 2016, purchased from a distributor (or from an entity other than a Defendant) one or more Capacitor(s) that a Defendant or alleged co- conspirator manufactured.

Estimated Amount


This is a pro rata settlement where the total pool will be distributed among all valid claims based on the number of capacitors reported and other factors designed to ensure fairness in distribution

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation – All Indirect Purchaser Actions
Master File No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD
District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

The lawsuit alleges that Defendants and co-conspirators conspired to raise and fix the prices of Capacitors for more than ten years, resulting in overcharges to indirect purchasers of Capacitors. The complaint describes how the Defendants and co-conspirators allegedly violated the U.S. and state antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection laws by agreeing to fix prices and restrict output of Capacitors by, among other things, face-to-face meetings and other communications, customer allocation, and the use of trade associations. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations. The Court has not decided who is right.

Settlement Pool





Capacitors Indirect Settlement,
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.,
P.O. Box 173020, Milwaukee,
WI 53217-8042

19 responses to “Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Settlement”

  1. Brian markowitz says:

    I bought these



    ADMIN – Hi Sophia,

    For this particular settlement you should not be concerned about that. It is not ready for claim filing. In the future should you need to work on skills such as downloading a document from the web, you can watch a variety of youtube videos that will show you how to right-click and download a document.

  3. some capacitor kid says:

    I bought some capacitors but I doubt there’s any issues with them lol. What kind of check would I get like 29 cents? haha. costs more than that to drive to and from the bank.

    ADMIN – Hi SCK

    To put it simply this has nothing to do with defects. This is an antitrust settlement related to pricing.

    • some capacitor kid says:

      Ohh I see. Sheesh they were cheap enough I thought. Well I’ll have to look up my order details and see what I got but it sure wasn’t much. I got the post card for this in the mail the other day and just laughed.

      ADMIN – Hi SCK,

      You also have stuff that has capacitors in addition to the ones that you purchased directly no?

  4. kim nelson says:

    I bought 12 of these

  5. Michael reicheneker jr says:

    I bought many of these 🙁

  6. john says:

    What exactly is a indirect purchaser and direct purchaser? I tried to Google it, can’t find clear enough info about it?
    I bought lots of electrical things in that time frame.
    Or indirect purchaser means the actual capacitor.
    If it’s the latter. Then I’m not an indirect purchaser.
    If it’s the former, then I am. And it would probably cost more to mail out a check, then the refund they send you.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    A direct purchaser is someone that purchased something from the manufacturer. An indirect purchaser is someone that purchased something from a retail store.

    • john says:

      Does this applies to only if you bought capacitors?
      Or anything that have capacitors in it?

      ADMIN – Hi John,

      It reads like it only applies to standalone capacitors.

      • john says:

        That’s the part I didn’t understand. I didn’t want to file for a claim that I’m not qualified for.

  7. CHall says:

    No luck getting claim
    No response

  8. Gene says:

    Did anyone figure out if you bought something with a capacitor in it if you are able to put in a claim? If you don’t know does anyone have a phone number for the attorney handling the case or email address?

  9. Willie Henry says:

    When will this settle?

    ADMIN – Hi Willie,

    No date yet.

  10. Jim Eslinger says:

    It might surprise how much of a settlement payment responders receive. I received a check for $89 when I responded to a similar request in a class action suit involving semiconductors. I had purchased only a few hundred dollars worth of devices. And hey, even $10 is $10.

  11. ray says:

    link is broken

    ADMIN – Hi Ray,

    Not broken, closed. The deadline was in January.

  12. Mike says:

    Does this apply to flux capacitors?

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    I don’t know. But even if it did the deadline has passed and you may no longer file.

    • Andrew says:

      Aw, you missed the joke. Good reference, Mike.

      ADMIN – Hi Andrew,

      The admin does not want to date herself by acknowledging references to movies of the past.

  13. Deb says:

    Curious. Why is this still on here if the deadline is passed? I just wasted 10 minutes reading it to figure out if i qualify.

    ADMIN – Hi Deb,

    In the future scroll down to the field that reads deadline before filing. We leave the postings open so people can follow up when they have not received their checks.

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