2nd AMENDED COMPLAINT FILED 11/09/01 - COALITION FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, L.L.C., et al. v. AUTOZONE, INC., et al. - ALLEGATIONS ONLY

NOTE: AS YOU READ THE COMPLAINT BELOW, YOU MUST REMAIN AWARE, AT ALL TIMES, THAT THE MATERIAL YOU ARE READING CONTAINS ONLY ALLEGATIONS OF FACT, AS FILED IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AS DISTINGUISHED FROM STATEMENTS OF FACT. THE TRUTH OR FALSITY OF EACH ALLEGATION BELOW WILL BE DECIDED BY A JUDGE OR JURY.

2nd AMENDED COMPLAINT

Index No. CV 00 0953 - FILED NOVEMBER 9, 2001

(Jury Demand)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

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: COALITION FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, L.L.C., ROBERT ELGART & SON INC., AMELIA'S AUTOMOTIVE, INC., GLO AUTO SUPPLY, INC., DIXIE DIGGS AUTO PARTS, INC., MOTOR SUPPLY CORP., TRUCK SUPPLIERS, INC., HENRY GARCIA'S ENTERPRISES, INC., CITIZENS AUTO PARTS, INC., SOUTH AUSTIN AUTO SUPPLY, INC., H & M PARTS WAREHOUSE OF VA., INC., GIL'S AUTO PARTS, S&L AUTO SUPPLY, INC., ARCAND SALES & SERVICE, INC., HLR SHOCKS, INC., M & M AUTO PARTS, INC., A & G AUTO PARTS, INC., JOE SACKETT & SONS, INC., MID-CITY AUTOMOTIVE WAREHOUSE, INC., PELLETIER'S AUTOMOTIVE, INC., KEEN'S AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE SHOP, INC., TAYLOR AUTO SUPPLY, INC., THE BILL HEBERT CO., INC., HEBERT AUTO SUPPLY OF CONCORD, L.L.C., WESSON'S MOBIL, INC., TOWNE AUTO PARTS, INC., AUTOMOTIVE HARD PARTS, INC., B. & H. AUTO SUPPLY, INC., RITCHIE AUTO PARTS, INC., BRAINTREE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, AUTO PARTS & EQUIPMENT CO., EASTERN AUTO PARTS, INC., RACER'S EQUIPMENT WAREHOUSE, INC., THE DRIVER'S SEAT, INC., COLUMBIA AUTO PARTS CO., INC., KNOX BROS., INC., WEATHER'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., DUSENBERY'S, AIRPORT AUTO SUPPLY, INC., CARMAC, INC., AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY ASSOCIATES, INC., BURLINGTON COUNTY AUTOPARTS, INC., U.S.A. AUTO PARTS CORP., SPEED EQUIPMENT CORP., PEMA ASSOCIATES, INC., THE BELSHE CO., INC., PERRY'S AUTO PARTS, & EQUIP. CO., INC., CHICOPEE AUTOMOTIVE WAREHOUSE, INC., LARRY A. SKILLMAN, STEWART'S SPEEDOMETER & AUTO PARTS, AUTOMOTIVE WAREHOUSE, INC. OF LAKELAND, WAL, INC., SUPERIOR MOTOR PARTS, INC., CASH AUTOMOTIVE, INC., TI MANAGEMENT CO., THE MILLER DUDLEY CO., INC. OF MD., PREVATTE AUTO PARTS, INC., PREVATTE AUTO SUPPLY, INC., AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WAREHOUSE, INC., ED SCHROEDER'S AUTO PARTS, INC., LACAVA & SOWERSBY, INC., OWENBY AUTO PARTS, INC., EASTON ELECTRICAL DEVICES, INC., GRAFFMAN'S, INC., PAGA, INC., ALCO AUTO PARTS CO., INC., AVENUE AUTO PARTS, INC., GEMINI OF WESTMONT, INC., CEE-KAY AUTO SUPPLY, INC., APW CO., POTTSTOWN AUTO PARTS, INC., GILBERTSVILLE AUTO SUPPLY, SRC AUTO PARTS, INC., BIRDSBORO AUTO PARTS, INC., MORGANTOWN AUTO PARTS, INC., HYDE VILLA AUTO PARTS, INC., READING AUTO PARTS, INC., HAMBURG AUTO PARTS, INC., POTTSVILLE AUTO PARTS, INC., POTTSVILLE AUTO PARTS, PARTS SERVICE LLC, SHENANDOAH AUTO PARTS, INC., ONE STOP AUTO PARTS, INC., GOFFSTOWN AUTO PARTS, INC., MIDWEST WAREHOUSE CORPORATION, AUTO TECH AUTO PARTS, INC., MIAMI AUTO PARTS, INC., EAST SIDE PARTS, INC., STURM AUTO PARTS, INC., 1 STOP AUTO CENTER, INC., WEBSTER PARTS, INC., NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE, INC., BEST AUTO SUPPLY, INC., BACHELDERS' AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTORS, INC., NORTH SHORE METALS, INC., MARTY'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., E & S AUTO PARTS, INC., IRVING LEVINE AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTORS INC., LEVINE AUTOMOTIVE, INC., LEVINE PAINT & AUTO SUPPLY, INC., DYKE, INC., B & B AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., MARICLARE,

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INC., MADER AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, INC., SUBURBAN AUTO SUPPLY, INC., DYKE MOTOR SUPPLY CO., WEST INC., DYKE MOTOR SUPPLY CO., INC., HOFFMAN AUTO PARTS, JOYCE'S AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., JOYCE AUTO PARTS OF MT. AIRY, INC., NELSON TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO., INC., TITAN TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO., INC., WEATHERS AUTO SUPPLY, INC., NATIONAL AUTO PARTS, INC. OF APPOMATTOX, CROWN AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., POQUOSON AUTO PARTS, STEVE'S AUTO PARTS, INC., MILLENIUM AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICS, INC., SOUTHPORT AUTO & MARINE, INC., NAPA CLOVER AUTO PARTS, INC., RALPH A. DICKSON, JR., RALPH A. DICKSON, III, JANICE D. MERCER, WENDELL WHELCHELL, MYRA MYERS, ASSOCIATE JOBBERS WAREHOUSE, INC., KEN WASHINGTON AUTO PARTS, INC., SPRINGFIELD AUTO SUPPLY, INC., CAMBRIDGE FOUR STAR, INC., WILLARD C. STARCHER, INC., LAND & LAKE WHOLESALE SUPPLY, INC., PIONEER AUTO CENTER, INC., WORKMAN'S AUTO PARTS, INC., WORKMAN'S AUTO PARTS OF HARTVILLE, INC., WORKMAN'S PORTAGE LAKES AUTO PARTS, INC., MET'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., BUCKEYE AUTO PARTS, INC., TOLEDO AUTO ELECTRIC, INC., HOPKINS AUTO SUPPLY, INC., THRIFTY AUTO SUPPLY, INC., GORGE AUTO SUPPLY, INC., M&B, INC., CHARLES R. RUSSELL, A & T ENTERPRISES, INC., SIGGS AUTO PARTS, RODEFELD CO., INC., RODEFELD'S OF BROOKVILLE, INC., RODEFELD'S OF CELINA, INC., RODEFELD-EATON CO., INC., RODEFELD'S OF GREENVILLE, INC., RODEFELD'S OF LIBERTY, INC., RODEFELD-NEW CASTLE, INC., RODEFELD'S OF OXFORD, INC., RODEFELD'S OF PORTLAND, INC., RODEFELD'S OF SHELBYVILLE, INC., RODEFELD'S OF VANWERT, INC., RODEFELD'S OF WINCHESTER, INC., WAREHOUSE SERVICE CO., INC., A TO Z AUTO PARTS #2, INC., AUTO PARTS & SUPPLY, INC., PARTNERS AUTO PARTS, INC., DOC MEYER AUTO SUPPLY, INC., WALLACE, WALLACE & WALLACE, INC., L. J. HUTCHINS AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., CENTRAL AUTOMOTIVE WAREHOUSE CORP. W. L. GREENFIELD CORP., WYAN PARTS & SERVICE, INC., HOMESTEAD AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, STEVE'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., BURNS AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, INC., BARLEX, INC., MANNY'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., 47TH STREET AUTO PARTS, INC., ASPA MANAGEMENT CORP., BRENTWOOD AID, INC., CENTRAL ISLIP AID, INC., COMMACK AID, INC., EAST ISLIP AID, INC., MEDFORD AID, INC., MELVILLE AID, INC., MIDDLE ISLAND AID, INC., OAKDALE AID, INC., PATCHOGUE AID, INC., PORTION AID, INC., RIVERHEAD AID, INC., ROCKY POINT AID, INC., SELDEN AID, INC., SETAUKET AID, INC., SHIRLEY AID, INC., WAVERLY AID, INC., SUNRISE AID INC., HOLBROOK AID, INC., PARAMOUNT AUTO PARTS, INC., COFFELT ENTERPRISES, INC., CLYDE EVERETT SISSON, GENERAL AUTO REPAIR, INC., CREST AUTO STORES, INC., WILLY'S AUTO SUPPLY, INC., AUTO PARTS DISCOUNT CENTER, INC., S & G AUTOMOTIVE, INC., APPONAUG AUTO SUPPLY, INC., JOBBERS WAREHOUSE SERVICES, INC., ALMA AUTOMOTIVE, INC., ALPENA PARTS PLUS, INC., ANTRIM PARTS PLUS, INC., COOPERSVILLE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC., EMMET AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., GAYLORD AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., KASKINEN AUTO SUPPLY, INC.,MANISTEE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., PARTS PLUS OF MASON COUNTY, INC., PARTS

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PLUS OF REED CITY, INC., PAUL AUTO PARTS, INC., PAW PAW AUTOMOTIVE, INC., PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE, INC., PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE EAST, INC., PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTH, INC., PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE NORTHWEST, INC. , PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE OF ALBION, INC., SOO AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTORS, INC., ST. IGNACE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., MONTCALM AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., PARTS PLUS OF HOLLAND, INC.,ZEDNICK'S PARTS PLUS & SERVICE, INC., A-1 PARTS PLUS, INC., KALAMAZOO AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., BOB'S PARTS PLUS OF ROGERS CITY, INC., DOWAGIAC PARTS MART, INC., KALAMAZOO AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, INC., LAKE CITY DISTRIBUTION, INC., MILWOOD AUTO SUPPLY, INC., PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE OF ADRIAN, INC., SEVIGNY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., PARTS PLUS OF CHEBOYGAN, INC., J. S. AUTO PARTS, INC., LANT ENT., INC., LINE AUTO SUPPLY, INC., MAIN AUTO SUPPLY OF FAIRFIELD, INC., JOHNSTON DISTRIBUTING CO., McALHANEY ENTERPRISES, INC., NILES AUTO SUPPLY OF SYRACUSE, INC., BOB'S TOOLS & AUTO, INC., ALL PARTS AUTO SUPPLY, ALFREDO CARRANZA, SUPERIOR BUMPER PRODUCTS, INC., SLOAN AUTO PARTS, INC., DENNIS E. REMIGER, PARTS PRO WAREHOUSE, INC., PARTS MART, INC.,

Plaintiffs,

-against-

AUTOZONE, INC., WAL-MART STORES, INC., ADVANCE STORES COMPANY, INC., CSK AUTO, INC., DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS, INC., THE PEP BOYS - MANNY, MOE AND JACK, INC., O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., and KEYSTONE AUTOMOTIVE OPERATIONS, INC.,

Defendants.

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COUNT I

 [Violation of Robinson-Patman Act, Section 2(f) - Volume Discounts, Slotting Fees, Rebates, Other Fees and Allowances, Free Merchandise, and Sham Programs]

 (as to All Defendants)

Plaintiffs, by their attorney, as and for their complaint, respectfully allege: 

Jurisdiction and Venue 

1. This controversy involves Sections 1, 4, 4B, 12 and 16 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. Sections 12, 15(a), 15B, 22 and 26); and Sections 2(a) and 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S.C. Sections 13(a) and 13(f), and 28 U.S.C. Section 1337. 

2. This Court has original jurisdiction over the antitrust claims under 28 U.S.C. Section 1337(a) and 15 U.S.C. Section 15(a), as hereinafter more fully appears. 

2A. Each of the defendants AutoZone, Advance Auto, Wal-Mart (including its division Sam's Club), Pep Boys and Keystone Automotive is doing business (and, alternatively, "transacting business" in New York State and in the Eastern District of New York and venue as to such defendants is appropriate under 15 U.S.C. Sections 15 and 22, and 28 U.S.C. Section 1391(b). 

2B. Each of the defendants CSK, Discount Auto, and O'Reilly (as well as each of the other defendants) is "transacting business" in the Eastern District of New York with a dollar amount of purchases from manufacturers and others and sales to auto-parts customers and others which to a typical business would be significant, and venue as to such defendants is appropriate under 15 U.S.C. Section 22, and, alternatively, 28 U.S.C. Section 1391(b). 

Summary of the Complaint 

3. More than 100 plaintiffs, as warehouse distributors ("WD's") and/or jobbers in the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket throughout the United States, are suing 8 of the top chain-store distributors of the same goods for inducing and knowingly receiving volume discounts, rebates, slotting and other allowances, fees, free inventory, sham advertising and promotional payments, and a share in the manufacturers' profits, and excessive payments for services purportedly performed for the manufacturers, which have enabled the defendants to buy their goods from manufacturers at approximately 40% less than the price paid by the plaintiffs (or their suppliers) when purchasing from the same manufacturers. The manufacturers are selling at, near or below cost to the defendants, and making up this lack of profitability by selling the same goods to the plaintiffs (or their suppliers) at prices per unit equal to about 167% of the price paid by defendants. 

4. As a result, the defendants are able to and do sell these goods, temporarily, at prices lower than available from plaintiff jobbers (and often at prices lower than the amount paid to the manufacturer by the WD servicing the jobber). This discrimination in price has caused thousands of the WD and jobber competitors of the defendants to go out of business during the past 5 years, and is threatening business closure to each of the plaintiff WD's and jobbers who are still in business. In the long run, the Manufacturers will lose their profitable business and be put out of business themselves when defendants are the only significant customers the Manufacturers have left. 

5. The defendants, as discounters taking the business away from plaintiffs with their lower prices, are not beneficial to consumers with their activities. As soon as the defendants eliminate the competition in an area, the defendants increase their prices to substantially higher levels to reflect the lack of competition, as has happened in Alabama. Defendants, or some of them, do not have a single price list for each store, but use different price lists depending on the extent of remaining competition, using the monopolistic profits from one area to subsidize sales, at lower prices, in the more competitive geographic markets. 

6. Plaintiffs seek substantially more than $1 billion in damages (including the statutory trebling) and a permanent injunction prohibiting defendants from committing further violations of the Robinson-Patman Act and from opening up any further branches to compete with plaintiffs as long as defendants continue to violate the Act. Plaintiffs 

7. Plaintiff, Coalition for a Level Playing Field, L.L.C. (the "Coalition"), a New Hampshire corporation was formed in 1998 for the purpose of eliminating the discriminatory pricing system in the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket. Under this system, the major chain store retailers are buying inventory at substantially lower prices than paid by plaintiffs or plaintiffs' suppliers to the same Manufacturers. 

8. The founding members of the Coalition are the following six trade associations for warehouse distributors and jobbers in the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket: (i) Automotive Wholesalers Association of New England, Inc., (ii) Automotive Wholesalers of Texas, (iii) New Mexico Automotive Parts & Service Association, (iv) New York State Automotive & Accessories Association, (v) Pennsylvania Automotive Parts Association, and (vi) Virginia Automotive Parts & Service Association. 

9. The Coalition seeks injunctive relief against each of the defendants, but no monetary damages. Each of the other plaintiffs seeks monetary damages and injunctive relief against each of the defendants identified in Paragraph 10 below, under the heading "Defts", at the end of the line on which the plaintiff is listed. 

10. In addition to the Coalition, the following entities are also plaintiffs (designated under "DL" as either "J" for Jobber or "W" for Warehouse Distributor):1 

No2. Name of Plaintiff... Address..... City..... St..... Inc..... DL3 Defts4 

1 Robert Elgart & Son Inc. 2520 Church St Philadelphia PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

2 Amelia's Automotive, Inc. 2918 Roosevelt San Antonio TX TX J AZ W S AA P O

3 GLO Auto Supply, Inc 501 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

4 Dixie Diggs Auto Parts, Inc.5 P.O. Box 368 Hampton VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

5 Motor Supply Corp. 508 Lawndale Dr. Pearlsburg VA VA J AZ W S AA 

6 Truck Suppliers, Inc. 30 Commercial St Winchester VA VA W AZ W AA P 

7 Henry Garcia's Enterprises, Inc. 301 North King St. Alice TX TX J AZ W S 

8 Citizens Auto Parts, Inc. 4408 Wms'burg Rd Richmond VA VA J AZ W AA

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1. An alphabetized list of the plaintiffs listed under Paragraph 10 above is set forth as Appendix A and B hereto.

2. Affiliated plaintiffs have the same number with consecutive letter suffixes (e.g., 87a, 87b, 87c, 87d). 

3. "DL" refers to the primary distribution level of the plaintiff (i.e., either WD or jobber), but many of the jobber plaintiffs purchase directly from some Manufacturers, and many WD plaintiffs are also jobbers. 

4. "Defts" sets forth the specific defendants (and 1 Wal-Mart division) from which the plaintiff seeks monetary damages and injunctive relief. ("AZ" = AutoZone; "W" or "WM"= Wal-Mart; "S" or "SC"= Sam's Club; "AA"=Advance Auto; "C" or "CSK" = CSK; "D" or "DA" = Discount Auto; "P" or "PB"= Pep Boys; "O" or "O'R" = O'Reilly; and "K" or "KA" = Keystone Automotive). 

5. Plaintiff has ceased doing business. 

6. [87d-87h] Shareholder holding a percentage of the assets of one or both of liquidated corporations NAPA Gaffney Auto Parts, Inc. (a South Carolina corporation) and Genuine Parts, Inc. (a North Carolina corporation). 

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No2... Name of Plaintiff..... Address..... City..... St.... Inc... DL3.... Defts4

 9 South Austin Auto Supply, Inc 2801 Manchaca Rd Austin TX TX J AZ W P O 

10 H & M Parts Warehouse of Va., Inc. 1723-31 Summit Av Richmond VA VA W AZ W AA P K 

11 Gil's Auto Parts 5408 ForestBrookDr Richmond VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

12 S&L Auto Supply, Inc. 373 River St. Montpelier VT VT J WM AA 

13 Arcand Sales & Service, Inc. 229 Brighton Ave. Allston MA MA W AZ W S P 

14 HLR Shocks, Inc. 3601 Roosevelt San Antonio TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

15 M & M Auto Parts, Inc. 330 N. Weatherly Borger TX TX J AZ W S AA O 

16 A & G Auto Parts, Inc. 75 Main Street Monroe CT CT J AZ S AA P 

17 Joe Sackett & Sons, Inc. 123 North Royal Av Front Royal VA VA J AZ W AA P 

18 Mid-City Automotive Warehouse, Inc. 937 Ave Del Sol NE Albuquerque NM NM W AZ W S C P 

19 Pelletier's Automotive, Inc. 193 Pine St. Attleboro MA MA J AZ W AA P 

20 Keen's Automotive Machine Shop, Inc. 1802 S. Church St. Smithfield VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

21 Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 239 Cattail Drive Lawrenceville VA VA J AZ W S AA 

22a The Bill Hebert Co Inc.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

22b Hebert Auto Supply of Concord, L.L.C.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

22c Wesson's Mobil, Inc.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

23 Towne Auto Parts, Inc. 780 Worcester St. Natick MA MA J AZ S 

24 Automotive Hard Parts Inc. 199 Union St. Rockland MA MA J AZ W AA P 

25 B. & H. Auto Supply, Inc. 19 Jackson St. Middleboro MA MA J AZ W P 

26 Ritchie Auto Parts, Inc. P.O. Box 644 Norwood NC NC J AZ W S AA 

27 Braintree Automotive Supply 139 Howard St. Braintree MA MA J AZ W S P 

28 Auto Parts & Equipment Co. 911 San Juan Blvd. Farmington NM NM J AZ W S C K 

29 Eastern Auto Parts, Inc. 220 Felton St. Waltham MA MA J AZ W S P 

30a Racer's Equipment Warehouse, Inc. 580 Waterman Ave E Providence RI RI W AZ W P K 

30b The Driver's Seat, Inc. 580 Waterman Ave E Providence RI RI J AZ W P K 

31 Columbia Auto Parts Co., Inc 305 Webster Ave Cambridge MA MA J AZ W S P 

32 Knox Bros., Inc. 105 High Street Belfast ME ME J AZ W S AA 

33 Weather's Auto Supply, Inc. 23308 Airpark Dr. Petersburg VA VA W AZ W S AA P K 

No2... Name of Plaintiff.... Address.... City..... St... Inc.... DL3.... Defts4 

34 Dusenbery's [partnership] 112 West Chaco Aztec NM NM J AZ W S C 

35 Airport Auto Supply, Inc. 4803 Airport Blvd Austin TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

36 Carmac, Inc. 1397 E. Main St. Torrington CT CT J AZ W AA P K 

37 Automotive Supply Associates, Inc. 129 Manchester St. Concord NH NH W AZ W S AA P K 

38 Burlington County Auto Parts, Inc. 688 High Street Burlington NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P 

39 U.S.A. Auto Parts Corp. 9699 Academy Rd. Philadelphia PA PA J AZ W S P 

40 Speed Equipment Corporation 2535 Street Rd. Bensalem PA PA J AZ W S P K 

41 Pema Associates, Inc. 348 King Street Northampton MA GA J AZ W AA 

42 The Belshe Co., Inc. 721 Gross Rd. Mesquite TX TX J AZ W S P O K 

43a Perry's Auto Parts & Equip. Co., Inc. 365 Chicopee Street Chicopee MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

43b Chicopee Automotive Warehouse, Inc. 367 Chicopee Street Chicopee MA MA W AZ W S AA P 

44 Larry A. Skillman 1115 W. Main St. Waynesboro VA J AZ AA K 

45 Stewart's Speedometer & Auto Parts, a partnership 112 South 3rd St. Youngwood PA J AZ W AA P K 

46 Automotive Warehouse, Inc. of Lakeland 611 Alicia Rd. Lakeland FL FL W AZ W S AA P D 

47 WAL, Inc. 459 Washington St. Providence RI RI W AZ W S AA P K 

48 Superior Motor Parts, Inc. 1125 Calle La Resolana Santa Fe NM NM J AZ W S C P 

49a Cash Automotive, Inc. 425 So. Reynolds Alice TX TX W AZ W S P O 

49b Ti Management Co.5 425 So. Reynolds Alice TX TX W AZ W S P O 

50 The Miller Dudley Co. Inc. of Md. 116 Ritchie Rd. Capitol Hts MD MD J AZ W S P 

51a Prevatte Auto Parts, Inc. 422 Watts Rd. Lumberton NC NC W AZ W S AA K 

51b Prevatte Auto Supply, Inc. 422 Watts Rd. Lumberton NC NC W AZ W S AA K 

52 Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 10 Embankment Rd. Lawrence MA MD W AZ W S P 

53 Ed Schroeder's Auto Parts, Inc 49 E. Broad St. Hopewell NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P K 

54 Lacava & Sowersby, Inc. 1375 Plymouth Ave Fall River MA MA W AZ W S P 

55 Owenby Auto Parts, Inc. 815 West Pear St. Lakeland FL FL J AZ W S P D 

No2... Name of Plaintiff.... Address..... City.... St.... Inc...... DL3.... Defts4 

56 Easton Electrical Devices, Inc. 913 Northampton St Easton PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

57 Graffman's, Inc. 305 Madison Ave. Skowhegan ME ME J W S AA P 

58 PAGA, Inc., 67 W. Hollis Rd. Hollis NH MA J AZ W S AA P K 

59 Alco Auto Parts Co., Inc. 288 Hyde Park Ave. Jamaica Plain MA MA J AZ 

60 Avenue Auto Parts, Inc. 5300 Farrow Rd. Columbia SC SC W AZ W S AA P 

61 [see 64b] 

62 Gemini of Westmont, Inc. 206 Haddon Ave. Westmont NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P 

63 Cee-Kay Auto Supply, Inc. 4949 Birney Ave. Moosic PA PA W AZ W S AA P 

64a APW Co. 2836 Creek Rd. Elverson PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

64b Pottstown Auto Parts, Inc. 206 Moser Rd. Pottstown PA PA J W P 

64c Gilbertsville Auto Supply 1141 Phila. Pike Gilbertsville PA PA J W P 

64d SRC Auto Parts, Inc. 3938 Ridge Park Collegeville PA PA J AZ W P 

64e Birdsboro Auto Parts, Inc. 702 S. Center Rd. Birdsboro PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

64f Morgantown Auto Parts, Inc. 100 West Main St. Morgantown PA PA J AZ WM SC AA P 

64g Hyde Villa Auto Parts, Inc. 215 Wilson St. Hyde Villa PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

64h Reading Auto Parts, Inc. 315 North St. Reading PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

64i Hamburg Auto Parts, Inc. 1085 Pottsville Pk Shoemakersville PA PA J AZ W S P K 

64j Pottsville Auto Parts, Inc. 407 S. Garfield Ave. Schuylkill Haven PA PA J AZ AA K 

64k Parts Service LLC 864 W Lancaster Ave Strafford PA PA J WM AA P 

64l Shenandoah Auto Parts, Inc. 33 South Main St. Shenandoah PA PA J K 

65 One Stop Auto Parts, Inc. 3417 Greenmount A Baltimore MD MD J AZ W S AA P 

66 Goffstown Auto Parts, Inc. 678 Mast Rd. Manchester NH NH J AZ W S AA P K 

67a Midwest Warehouse Corporation 701 N. Miller Ave. Marion IN IN W AZ W S AA P 

67b Auto Tech Auto Parts, Inc. 695 N. Miller Ave. Marion IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67c Miami Auto Parts, Inc. 25 W. 2nd St. Peru IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67d East Side Parts, Inc. 31st & Main St. Elwood IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67e Sturm Auto Parts, Inc. 400 Poplar St. Huntington IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67f 1 Stop Auto Center, Inc. 821 E. 9th St. Rochester IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67g Webster Parts, Inc. N. Main St. North Webster IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

67h National Automotive Inc. 6229 Cross Creek Blvd. Ft. Wayne IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

68 Best Auto Supply, Inc. 4411 San Lucian Ln N Ft Myers FL PA J AZ W S AA P 

No2.... Name of Plaintiff.... Address.... City...... St..... Inc...... DL3. Defts4 

69 Bachelders' Automotive Distributors, Inc. 158 Marble St. Athol MA MA J AZ W S AA K 

70 North Shore Metals, Inc. 45 Boston St. Lynn MA MA J AZ W S P K 

71 Marty's Auto Supply, Inc. 271 Belmont St. Belmont MA MA J AZ W AA P 

72 E & S Auto Parts, Inc. 3335 Market St. Twin Oaks PA PA J W P 

73a Irving Levine Automotive Distributors Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

73b Levine Automotive, Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

73c Levine Paint & Auto Supply Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

74a Dyke, Inc. 439 Washington Rd Pittsburgh PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

74b B & B Automotive Supply Co., Inc. 439 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

75 Mariclare, Inc. 5400 East 96th St. Garfield Hts OH OH W AZ W S AA P 

76 Mader Automotive Center, Inc. 225 S. Walnut St. Troy OH OH J AZ W S AA K 

77 Suburban Auto Supply, Inc. 5083 S. Morrish Rd Swartz Creek MI MI J AZ W S AA P 

78a Dyke Motor Supply Co., West Inc. 1720 Noblestown Rd Pittsburgh PA PA J W S AA P 

78b Dyke Motor Supply Co., Inc 427 Washington Rd Pittsburgh PA PA J W S AA P 

79 Hoffman Auto Parts (a partnership) 6646 N. Orange Blossom Tr Orlando FL J AZ W P D 

80a Joyce's Automotive Supply, Inc. 237 Starlite Rd Mount Airy NC NC W AZ W SC AA P 

80b Joyce Auto Parts of Mt. Airy, Inc. 237-B Starlite Rd Mount Airy NC NC J AZ W SC AA P 

81a Nelson Truck Equipment Co., Inc. 20063-84th Ave. So Kent WA WA WD W S C P 

81b Titan Truck Equipment Co., Inc. N. 605 Francher Rd Spokane WA WA J W S C P 

82 Weathers Auto Supply, Inc. 5808-Q Long Creek Park Dr Charlotte NC NC W AZ W S AA P K 

83 National Auto Parts, Inc. of Appomattox Hwy 460W Appomattox VA VA J AZ W S AA 

84 Crown Automotive Distributors, Ltd. 280 Plainfield St. Providence RI RI J AZ W S AA P K 

85 Poquoson Auto Parts 810 Poquoson Ave. Poquoson VA VA J AZ WM S AA P 

86 Steve's Auto Parts, Inc. 259 West High St. Pottstown PA PA J W P 

No2.... Name of Plaintiff...... Address....... City...... St..... Inc....... DL3.... Defts4 

87a Millenium Automotive Logistics, Inc. 1803 Spencer Mt Rd Ranco NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

87b Southport Auto & Marine, Inc. P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

87c NAPA Clover Auto Parts, Inc. P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC SC J AZ W S AA P 

87d Ralph A. Dickson, Jr.6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

87e Ralph A. Dickson, III6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

87f Janice D. Mercer6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

87g Wendell Whelchell6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

87h Myra Myers6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

88 Associate Jobbers Warehouse, Inc. 1309 Indust'l Blvd Boaz AL AL W AZ W S AA P D K 

89 Ken Washington Auto Parts, Inc. 718 W Coshocton St Johnstown OH OH J AZ W S AA P 

90 Springfield Auto Supply, Inc. 1241 WColumbia St Springfield OH OH J AZ W S AA 

91a Cambridge Four Star, Inc. 1001 Turner Ave. Cambridge OH OH J AZ 

91b Willard C. Starcher, Inc. 124 Vandale Ave. Spencer WV WV J W AA 

91c Land & Lake Wholesale Supply, Inc. 1301 Webster Rd. Summersville WV WV J W AA 

92 Pioneer Auto Center, Inc. 905 S. State St. Pioneer OH OH J AZ W S AA P K 

93a Workman's Auto Parts, Inc. 811 E. Cherry St. Canal Fulton OH OH J AZ W S AA 

93b Workman's Auto Parts of Hartville, Inc. 118 No. Prospect Hartville OH OH J AZ W S AA 

93c Workman's Portage 413 W. Turkeyfoot Lakes Auto Parts, Inc. Road Akron OH OH J AZ W S AA 

94 Met's Auto Supply, Inc. 113 West Fourth St Mansfield OH OH J AZ W S AA P 

95 Buckeye Auto Parts, Inc. 130 W. South St. Fostoria OH OH J AZ W S AA 

96 Toledo Auto Electric, Inc. 5015 Enterprise St. Toledo OH OH W AZ S AA P K 

97a Hopkins Auto Supply, Inc. 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR OR J W C P K 

97b Thrifty Auto Supply, Inc. 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR WA J W C P K 

97c Gorge Auto Supply, Inc. 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR WA J W C P K 

98 M & B, Inc. 1020 W. Maloney Gallup NM NM J AZ W C P 

99 Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

100 Charles R. Russell, d/b/a Aurora National Auto Parts 22912 Highway 99 Edmonds WA J W S C P 

No2..... Name of Plaintiff..... Address....... City...... St...... Inc...... DL3..... Defts4..... 

101 A & T Enterprises, Inc. 1106 W. Main St. Centralia WA WA J W C 

102 Siggs Auto Parts 214 S Washington St Iola KS J AZ W O 

103a Rodefeld Co., Inc. 96 West Main St. Richmond IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103b Rodefeld's of Brookville, Inc. 120 Harrison Road Brookville IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103c Rodefeld's of Celina, Inc. 443 West Logan St. Celina OH IN J AZ W S AA 

103d Rodefeld-Eaton Co., Inc. 114 North Cherry St Eaton OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103e Rodefeld's of Greenville, Inc. 701 Walnut St. Greenville OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103f Rodefeld's of Liberty, Inc. 201 North Main St. Liberty IN IN J AZ W AA 

103g Rodefeld-New Castle, Inc. 1451 S Memorial Dr New Castle IN IN J AZ W AA 

103h Rodefeld's of Oxford, Inc. 5041 College Cor Pik Oxford OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103i Rodefeld's of Portland, Inc. 1205 N Meridian St Portland IN IN J AZ W AA 

103j Rodefeld's of Shelbyville, Inc. 202 East Broadway Shelbyville IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103k Rodefeld's of VanWert, Inc. 602 West Ervin Rd Van Wert OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103l Rodefeld's of Winchester, Inc 637 E Washington St Winchester IN IN J AZ W AA 

103m Warehouse Service Co., Inc. 455 North West J St Richmond IN IN W AZ W S AA 

104 A to Z Auto Parts #2, Inc. 8528 Watson Rd. St. Louis MO MO J AZ W S AA 

105 Auto Parts & Supply, Inc. 226 Monticello Ave. W'msburg VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

106 Partners Auto Parts, Inc. 501 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

107 Doc Meyer Auto Supply, Inc. 402 West Dunklin Jefferson City MO MO J AZ W S AA O 

108 Wallace, Wallace & Wallace, Inc. Rt. 2, Box 5168 Coldspring TX TX J AZ W S O 

109 L. J. Hutchins Automotive Supply, Inc. 7500 Porter Rd. Niagara Falls NY NY J AZ W S AA P K 

110 Central Automotive Warehouse Corp. 10 Braintree St. Allston MA MA W AZ W S P K 

111 W. L. Greenfield Corp. 1313 W Columbia St Evansville IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

112 Wyan Parts & Service, Inc. 42 Osceola Ave. Tallmadge OH OH J AZ W S AA 

113 Homestead Automotive Supply 846 Forest Ave. W. Homestead PA J AZ W S AA P K 

114 Steve's Auto Supply, Inc. 145 Adams Ave. Canonsburg PA PA J W AA 

115 Burns Automotive Parts, Inc. 235 Essex St. Haverhill MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

116 Barlex, Inc. 675 S. 4th St. Beaumont TX TX J AZ W S O 

117 Manny's Auto Supply, Inc. 840 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield CT CT J AZ W S AA P 

118 47th St. Auto Parts, Inc. 4950 So. Broadway Wichita KS KS J AZ W S AA P O K 

119a Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

119b Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

No2..... Name of Plaintiff....... Address....... City......... St...... Inc...... DL3...... Defts4 

119c Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

119d Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

120a ASPA Management Corp. 239 B East Main St Patchogue NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120b Brentwood Aid, Inc. 93 Wicks Rd Brentwood NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120c Central Islip Aid, Inc. 134 Wheeler Rd Central Islip NY  NY J AZ W S P K

120d Commack Aid, Inc. 6534 Jericho Tpke Commack NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120e East Islip Aid, Inc. 15C West Main St East Islip NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120f Medford Aid, Inc. 2690A Rte 112 Medford NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120g Melville Aid, Inc. 1800 New York Ave Huntington Sta NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120h Middle Island Aid, Inc. 1299 Mid Country R Middle Island NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120i Oakdale Aid, Inc. 4635 Sunrise Hwy Bohemia NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120j Patchogue Aid, Inc. 239 East Main St. Patchogue NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120k Portion Road Aid, Inc. 595A Portion Rd Lake Ronkon. NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120l Riverhead Aid, Inc. 1085 Old Country R Riverhead NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120m Rocky Point Aid, Inc. 57 Route 25A Rocky Point NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120n Selden Aid, Inc. 69 Mid Country Rd Selden NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120o Setauket Aid, Inc. 4080 Nesc Hwy/347 Copiague NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120p Shirley Aid, Inc. 44 Surrey Circle Shirley NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120q Waverly Aid, Inc. 1195 Sunrise Hwy Copiague NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120r Sunrise Aid, Inc. 1251 Deer Park Ave No Babylon NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120s Holbrook Aid, Inc. 70 Orville Dr Bohemia NY NY W AZ W S P K 

121 Paramount Auto Parts, Inc. 1240 S La Brea Ave Inglewood CA CA J AZ W S C P 

122 Coffelt Enterprises, Inc. 1533 Swift St. N Kansas City MO J AZ W S AA O K 

123 Clyde Everett Sisson Hwy 54, P.O.B. 206 Osage Beach MO J W S O 

124 General Auto Repair, Inc. 4425 E. 14th St. Oakland CA CA J AZ W S C P 

125 Crest Auto Stores, Inc. 5925 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia PA PA J AZ W S P 

126 Willy's Auto Supply, Inc. 190 Center St. Middleboro MA MA J AZ W P K 

127 Auto Parts Discount Center, Inc. 3 Eagle Ct Keene NH VT J AZ W S AA P 

128 S & G Automotive, Inc. 1300 E. 2nd Odessa TX TX J AZ W S AA C 

129 Apponaug Auto Supply, Inc. 3666 W Shore Rd Warwick RI RI J AA W S AA P 

130a Jobbers Warehouse 3455 Roger B. Service, Inc. Chaffe Dr Grand Rapids MI MI W AZ W S AA P K 

No2.... Name of Plaintiff....... Address....... City........ St...... Inc...... DL3...... Defts4 

130b Alma Automotive, Inc. 419 Pine Ave Alma MI MI J W AA K

130c Alpena Parts Plus, Inc. 2585 US 23 So Alpena MI MI J W K 

130d Antrim Parts Plus, Inc. 221 N Bridge St Bellaire MI MI J W K 

130e Coopersville Automotive Supply, Inc. 271 Main St Coopersville MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

130f Delta Auto Parts, Inc. 4601 N Grand River Lansing MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

130g Emmet Automotive Supply, Inc. 1829 US 31 N Petoskey MI MI J W K 

130h Gaylord Automotive Supply, Inc. 1235 Indiana Gaylord MI MI J W K 

130i Kaskinen Auto Supply, Inc. 235 N Michigan Barlak MI MI J W S K 

130j Manistee Automotive Supply, Inc. 52 Arthur St Manistee MI MI J W K 

130k Parts Plus of Mason County, Inc. 720 W US 10 Scottville MI MI J W K 

130l Parts Plus of Reed City, Inc. 219 N Chestnut Reed City MI MI J W K 

130m Paul Auto Parts, Inc. 1118 S Main Eaton Rapids MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

130n Paw Paw Automotive, Inc. 116 S Gremps Paw Paw MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130o Performance Automotive, Inc. 901 E Maine Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130p Performance Automotive East, Inc. 3245 E Michigan Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130q Performance Automotive South, Inc. 315 W Prospect Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130r Performance Automotive Northwest, Inc. 2710 Airport Rd Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130s Performance Automotive of Albion, Inc. 309 S Superior Albion MI MI J AZ W S K 

130t Soo Automotive Distributors, Inc. 301 Maple St Sault Ste Marie MI MI J W K 

130u St. Ignace Automotive Supply, Inc 460 N State St St. Ignace MI MI J K 

130v Montcalm Automotive Supply, Inc. 618 E Main Stanton MI MI J W AA K 

130w Parts Plus of Holland, Inc. 481 E 8th St Holland MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130x Zednick's Parts Plus & Service, Inc. 6691 US Hwy 31 S Charlevoix MI MI J W K 

No2..... Name of Plaintiff..... Address........ City........ St..... Inc...... DL3..... Defts4 

130y A-1 Parts Plus, Inc. 111 N Lafayette Greenville MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130z Kalamazoo Automotive Supply, Inc. 119 E Michigan Galesburg MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130aa Bob's Parts Plus of Rogers City, Inc. 489 N 3rd St Rogers City MI MI J K 

130bb Dowagiac Parts Mart, Inc. 56042 M 51 S Dowagiac MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130cc Kalamazoo Automotive Supply, Inc. 1745 W Main St Kalamazoo MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130dd Lake City Distribution, Inc. 133 Main St Lake City MI MI J W K 

130ee Milwood Auto Supply, Inc. 5330 Portage Ave Kalamazoo MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130ff Performance Automotive of Adrian, Inc. 1390 S Main St Adrian MI MI J AZ W AA K 

130gg Sevigny Automotive, Inc. 3927 Division Wayland MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130hh Parts Plus of Cheboygan, Inc. 10942 Straits Hwy Cheboygan MI MI J W K 

131 J. S. Auto Parts, Inc. 28 Elm St. Amesbury MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

132 Lant Ent., Inc. 1538 W Prospect Rd Ashtabula OH OH J AZ W AA 

133 Line Auto Supply, Inc. 19 Cross St. Malden MA MA J AZ S P 

134 Main Auto Supply of Fairfield, Inc. 1935 Black Rock Tp Fairfield CT CT J AZ P 

135 Johnston Distributing Co. 6523 Merle Hay Rd Johnston IA IA J AZ W S AA O 

136 McAlhaney Enterprises, Inc. 733 Bells Highway Walterboro SC J AZ W AA D 

137 Niles Auto Supply of Syracuse, Inc. c/o Wm C. Baker/NYSAAA 442 S Bay Rd-Ste A N Syracuse NY NY J W S AA P K 

138 Bob's Tools & Auto, Inc. 78 Balmforth Ave Danbury CT CT J AZ AA K 

139a All Parts Auto Supply (a pt) 508 Griner St. Del Rio TX TX J AZ W O 

139b Alfredo Carranza, Jr. 1700 Bedell Ave Del Rio TX J AZ W O 

140 Superior Bumper Products, Inc. 450 Bishop St, NW Atlanta GA GA W AZ W S AA P D K 

141 Sloan Auto Parts, Inc. 509 N Mangum St Durham NC NC J AZ W AA 

142 Dennis E. Remiger 95 Water St. Cahokia IL J AZ W S AA 

143 Parts Pro Warehouse, Inc. 6601 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

144 Parts Mart, Inc. 72 Settlers Knoll Newington CT CT J AZ W S AA P K 

No2..... Name of Plaintiff..... Address........ City....... St....... Inc....... DL3...... Defts4 

145 Mutt Radicke Auto Supply, Inc. 2907 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

 

Defendants 

11. Defendant, AutoZone, Inc. ("AutoZone"), is a Nevada corporation incorporated in 1991 with its principal place of business at 123 S. Front St., Memphis, Tennessee 38103, and is doing business in New York, with 22 stores in western New York. 

12. AutoZone is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

13. AutoZone has approximately 2,796 retail stores in 40 states, with annual sales of approximately $3 billion. 

14. Defendant, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ("Wal-Mart"), is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 702 S.W. 8th Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, and has a place of business at 1123 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, New York.

 15. Wal-Mart is in the business of selling goods of various types, including automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers.

 16. Wal-Mart has approximately 2,485 retail stores (including 682 Wal-Mart Supercenters) throughout the United States, with annual sales of automotive parts and accessories amounting to approximately $3 billion, serving more than 100 million customers weekly in the 50 states. 

17. Defendant Wal-Mart also operates Sam's Club ("Sams Club"), a division of Wal-Mart. 

18. Sam's Club is in the business of selling goods of various types, including a limited line of automotive parts and accessories (including automotive oil) to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

19. Sam's Club has more than 400 retail stores throughout the United States, with annual sales of automotive parts and accessories amounting to an estimated $750 million. 

20. Defendant, Advance Stores Company, Inc., d/b/a Advance Auto Parts ("Advance"), is a Virginia with its principal place of business at 5673 Airport Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24012, and is transacting business in the State of New York. 

21. Advance is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

22. Advance has approximately 1,601 retail stores throughout the United States, with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. During 1999, Advance acquired through consolidation the Sear's chains of Western Auto and Parts America stores. 

23. Defendant, CSK Auto, Inc. ("CSK"), is an Arizona corporation with its principal place of business at 645 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85012 and is transacting business in the State of New York. 

24. CSK is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

25. CSK has approximately 1,120 retail stores throughout 17 western states in the United States, with annual sales in excess of $1 billion. CSK is doing business under various names including Checker Auto Parts, Schuck's Auto Supply, Kragen Auto Parts, Big Wheel Rossi, Al's Auto Supply and Grand Auto Supply. 

26. CSK owns and operates a website CSKAuto.com through its wholly-owned subsidiary CSKAuto.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and is making sales of automotive parts and accessories through an online catalog, shipping to anywhere in the United States. These activities compete with each of the plaintiffs. 

27. Defendant, The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe and Jack, Inc. ("Pep Boys"), is a Pennsylvania corporation incorporated in 1961 with its principal place of business at 3111 W. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132 and has a place of business at 1796 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 

28. Pep Boys is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

29. Pep Boys has approximately 656 retail stores in approximately 38 states in the United States, with annual sales of approximately $2.4 billion. 

30. Defendant, Discount Auto Parts, Inc. ("Discount"), is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business at 4900 Frontage Road South, Lakeland, Florida 33815. 

31. Discount is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. 

32. Discount has approximately 621 retail stores in the southeastern United States, with annual sales of approximately $600 million. 

33. Defendant, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ("O'Reilly"), is a Missouri corporation incorporated in 1957 with its principal place of business at 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, Missouri 65802, and is transacting business in New York, New York. 

34. O'Reilly is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive owners and users, auto repair companies and to auto parts resellers. O'Reilly does business under the name O'Reilly Auto Parts. 

35. O'Reilly has approximately 571 retail stores throughout the middle and southern areas of the United States, with annual sales of more than $700 million. 

36. Defendant, Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. ("Keystone"), is a Pennsylvania corporation with its principal place of business at 44 Tunkhannock Avenue, Exeter, Pennsylvania 18643, and is doing business in New York. During 1998, Keystone was acquired by G.E. Capital, Advent Company and Littlejohn & Company, Inc. 

37. Keystone is in the business of selling automotive parts to automotive parts wholesalers, distributors, jobbers and auto repair companies, and delivers to 32 states. 

38. Keystone has 10 distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada, including one in the Eastern District of New York, and Keystone's estimated annual sales are $275,000,000. Keystone maintains a website, eKeystone.com for sales to jobbers and retailers, through its remote online catalog. 

39. The defendants identified in <188><188> 11-38 above are hereinafter collectively referred to as the "defendants". Said defendants acted on a concerted basis with the automotive parts manufacturers supplying parts to the defendants and participated jointly and severally in the activities alleged in this complaint. 

40. Each of the defendants functions as a WD for its own retail stores, and as such is in competition with the WD plaintiffs (who have named them as defendants) and the direct-purchasing plaintiff jobbers for the purchase and sale of automotive parts and accessories in said aftermarket, and sales made by each of the defendants represent the loss or possible loss of business for said plaintiff WD's and jobbers. This is the secondary-line competition between plaintiffs and defendants. 

41. Each of the defendants also functions as a jobber as to, or for, its own retail stores, and as such is in competition with the plaintiff jobbers and WD's also functioning as jobbers (who have named them as defendants) for the purchase and sale of automotive parts and accessories in said aftermarket, and sales made by each of the defendants represent the loss or possible loss of business for said plaintiffs. This is the tertiary-line competition between plaintiffs and defendants.

 41A. The WD plaintiffs compete with each of the defendants at one or more functional levels (secondary line competition) and the defendants compete with the WD and direct-purchasing jobber plaintiffs' customers for the sale of automotive parts and accessories to jobbers and end users (tertiary-line competition). 

42. All sales by defendants using an internet website, now or in the future, are competitive with the plaintiffs to the extent that such sales are delivered into the geographic area from which the respective plaintiffs obtain their customers. 

43. Plaintiffs hereby put defendants on notice that as the effects of internet website sales by defendants are better understood by plaintiffs, plaintiffs may seek leave to amend their complaint to enlarge the relief they now seek as to website sales to all of the WD and jobber plaintiffs, and to add any website subsidiaries of defendants as additional defendants.

 The Automotive Parts and Accessories Aftermarket

44. The products involved are new and remanufactured automotive parts and accessories for sale after the automobiles and other vehicles have been built (called the "automotive parts and accessories aftermarket" or "automotive parts and accessories"), including 

A. Repair parts (such as generators, starters, alternators, chassis parts, fuel injection components, hydraulic brake parts, ignition and emission components, complete engines, solenoids, drive shafts, differential gears, transmission gears, tie rods, seals, rings, pistons, cam shafts, water pumps, fuel pumps, oil pumps, spark plugs, shock absorbers, springs, and radiators, carburetors, brake shoes and pads, drums, heads, manifolds; distributors, points, and other electrical system components and assemblies; door and window handles, gaskets, gas caps, and assorted collision replacement parts; 

B. Consumable items (such as windshield wiper fluid, motor oil, diesel motor oil, batteries, transmission oil, windshield wiper blades, headlamps, bulbs; body, tire and motor cleaning materials; sealants, antifreeze, gasoline additives, air filters, oil filters, gas filters, belts, hoses, and fan belts); 

C. Automobile accessories ( tire rims, seat covers, mats, radios, CD players, radar detection devices, global positioning systems, other computerized automotive accessories, battery chargers, jumper cables, seat pads, steering wheel covers, decorative lights, gas cans); 

D. Tools and manuals for automotive repairs (including repair manuals, wrench sets, other tool kits, battery testers, timing devices, hydraulic lifts); 

E. Conversion parts (tool holder for pickup trucks, windshield wiper motor assemblies, stereo sound systems, hood shields); 

F. High performance parts (including high performance heads, manifolds, cams, carburetors, superchargers); 

G. Parts and accessories for vans and light trucks (including most of the items listed above); and 

H. Automotive parts and accessories purchased for installation in new and used cars, vans and light trucks being sold by new-car and used-car dealers (such as radios, CD players, sound systems, global positioning systems, high performance springs, shocks or other parts); but generally does not include tires, windshields or windows, major body parts such as new fenders, trunks, hoods, doors or chassis frames; gasoline, or used automotive parts (except for remanufactured parts). 

45. The manufacturers of the parts and accessories described in Paragraphs 44-A through 44-H above which have been selling such goods to the defendants at favorable, discriminatory prices include (but are not limited to): 

M#01 - A C Delco 

M#02 - Allied Signal (Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bendix Brakes) 

M#03 - Arvin Industries, Inc. (Maremont, Gabriel, Timex, Strong Arm, Mighty Lift, Purolator) 

M#04 - Borg-Warner Automotive 

M#05 - Cardone Industries (rebuilts) 

M#06 - SKF USA, Inc. (Chicago Rawhide and SKF) 

M#07 - Dana (Raybestos, Perfect Circle, Victor, Clevite, Spicer, Wix, AIMCO, McQuay-Norris, Beck/Arnley, BWD, Mr. Gasket) 

M#08 - Federal Mogul (Carter, Signal-Stat, Sealed Power, BCA, National, TRW, Switches, Fel-Pro, McCord, FP Diesel, Ferodo, Abex/Ferodo, Moog, Wagner Brake, Precision, Gibson, Omega, Anco, Champion, Power Path, Wagner Lighting, Payen, Glyco, AE, Goetze, Nural, Blazer, Speed Pro, Zanxx, Lee Brake) 

M#09 - Mark IV Automotive (Dayco Products and Purolator Products) 

M#10 - Motor Craft 

M#11 - Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. (Pennzoil, Quaker State, Wolf's Head, Slick 50, Rain-X, Blue Coral, Black Magic, Westley's, Medo, Axius, Gumout, Fix-A-Flat, The Outlaw, Snap, Classic car wax, Pennzoil Roadside Rescue)

 M#12 - Standard Motor Parts, Inc. (Four Seasons) 

M#13 - Synco Chemical Corporation 

M#14 - Tenneco Automotive, Inc. (Walker exhaust, Monroe Shocks, Gillet, Clevite, Dynomax, Rancho) 

M#15 - The Timken Company 

M#16 - The Valvoline Co., Inc. (Valvoline motor oils, Eagle One automotive appearance products, Zerex antifreeze, Pyroil Performance Products and Valvoline SynPower automotive chemicals, 134-A refrigerant)

 and various manufacturers of auto "performance" parts selling to defendant Keystone, identified in Appendix D hereto by individual plaintiffs purchasing from such manufacturers:

 46. A partial listing of the brand names (including some Manufacturers' names functioning as brands) of automotive parts and accessories being purchased by defendants in violation of the plaintiffs' rights under the Robinson-Patman Act are included within M#1 through M#23 in the preceding paragraph. 

47. In some instances, the Manufacturer sells private label goods to the defendants which are otherwise identical (or of equal grade and quality) to the branded goods at substantially lower prices per unit, without making the private-label goods available to the plaintiffs or plaintiffs' suppliers. 

Co-Conspirators 

48. Each of the defendants has conspired with the Manufacturers which sell to them, respectively, and the Manufacturers, as co-conspirators, in furtherance of the violations of the Robinson-Patman Act alleged herein, have made statements and admissions which are admissible in evidence against the respective defendants to whom they sell.

 Product and Geographic Markets 

49. The product market is the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket, as described in Paragraphs 44-A through 44-H above, with the "aftermarket" referring to the market for such goods for automotive vehicles after they have been manufactured, such as for repair, customization, or for installation by a dealer prior to or after resale of the vehicle.

 50. The geographic market for each plaintiff varies from plaintiff to plaintiff and from store to store of a single plaintiff, but generally will range from 2 to 25 miles for jobbers and for a radius of several hundred miles or more for warehouse distributors; and as to internet sales the geographic market is the entire United States. 

51. Each of the WD and jobber plaintiffs, respectively, has designated one or more of the defendants in Paragraph 10 above against whom the plaintiff seeks monetary damages, with each of such designated defendants having one or more stores, or making deliveries to customer locations, within the geographic market for the plaintiff. Each of such defendants has taken sales away from the designating plaintiff by reason of the discriminatory prices at which the defendant has been buying its goods from the Manufacturers. 

Definitions 

52. The following definitions apply in this complaint: 

A. "2-Step Distribution" refers to automotive parts and accessories sold by a Manufacturer to a WD, and from the WD directly to the end user. In this complaint, many of the plaintiffs are classified in Paragraphs 10 above as "jobbers" even though they buy directly from Manufacturers and to such extent of their businesses are 2-step distributors. 

B. "3-Step Distribution" refers to automotive parts and accessories sold by a Manufacturer to a WD, and from the WD to a Jobber, and from the Jobber to the end user. In this complaint, many of the plaintiffs are classified in Paragraph 10 above as "WD's" even though they distribute some of their purchased goods as jobbers. 

C-1. "Buying Group" refers to an incorporated or non-incorporated association of auto-parts jobbers and WD's as members formed by its members to obtain lower per unit prices from auto-parts manufacturers than the individual members are or were able to obtain as an individual purchaser; the Buying Group does not buy or inventory any parts; the members order directly from the manufacturers; the manufacturer ships directly to the member; and the billing or "paperwork" for a transaction usually includes the name of the member, the name of the Buying Group and the name of the manufacturer. Payment by the member is made directly to the manufacturer or is routed through the Buying Group. Title goes directly from the manufacturer to the member. The Buying Group may act as a credit facility for the transaction. The prices paid by members of a Buying Group are generally substantially higher than the prices per unit paid by each of the defendants when purchasing the same goods from the same manufacturer. 

C-2. "Buying Group" - continued. a Buying Group differs from a "Program Buying Group" by not offering its members the opportunity to participate in any advertising or promotional allowance programs of the manufacturers from whom the group purchases are made. NAPA and CarQuest are Program Buying Groups with large memberships, each having several thousand jobber members. 

D. "Independent", in referring to a WD or jobber, means a WD or jobber which is not owned by a major retailer of automotive parts such as any of the defendants or any other chain retailer of automotive parts and accessories having hundreds or thousands of retail stores in the United States. Generally, the jobber members of Program Buying Groups and Buying Groups are independent. O'Reilly, as an exception, is a member of a Program Buying Group but obtains discounts from Manufacturers in excess of the discounts obtained by the group. 

E. "Jobber" refers to an independent company which makes most of its purchases of automotive parts and accessories from Warehouse Distributors or W/D's, in what is known in the industry as a 3-Step Distribution (manufacturer to WD to jobber); the jobber resells the goods, as the "3rd step", to end users such as automobile, van and light truck owners and users and companies which service or repair automobiles, vans and light trucks. Many jobbers are also WD's in the sense that they buy some of their goods from Manufacturers and resell some of these goods to other jobbers. There is an increased blurring of the distinction between jobber and WD, particularly with the major chains performing the WD and jobber function for themselves. 

F. "Manufacturer" refers to the supplier or other company which sells automotive parts and accessories to WD's, Program Buying Groups, Buying Groups and each of the defendants; and in many instances the "Manufacturer" does not actually make the goods itself and instead contracts with one or more independent contractors in or outside of the United States to manufacture the goods. The Manufacturers are listed in Paragraph 45 above. 

G. "Program Buying Group" refers to an organization which buys automotive parts and accessories at discounts reflecting the combined purchasing power of the group's jobber membership, to obtain lower prices through such combination that the jobbers could each obtain for itself as a stand-alone jobber, and through such group the jobber members participate in certain advertising and promotional allowance programs of the manufacturers from whom the group purchases are made. The prices paid by a Program Buying Group are generally substantially higher than the prices per unit paid by each of the defendants when purchasing the same goods from the same manufacturer. 

H. "Warehouse Distributor" refers to independent companies who make most of their purchases of automotive parts and accessories from Manufacturers, in what is known in the industry as a "3-Step Distribution" (manufacturer to WD to jobber to end user) or "2-Step Distribution" (manufacturer to WD to end user); the WD resells the goods, as the "2nd step" of the 3-Step or 2-Step Distribution; end users are automobile, van and light truck owners and users and companies which service or repair automobiles, vans and light trucks. Many WD's are also jobbers in the sense that they sell some of their goods to end users. There is an increased blurring of the distinction between jobber and WD, particularly with the major chains performing the WD and jobber function for themselves. 

I. "WD" refers to a Warehouse Distributor. Distribution of Automotive Parts and Accessories in the Aftermarket 53. The manufacturers of the automotive parts and accessories for the aftermarket described in Paragraphs 44-A through 44-H above distribute their goods throughout the United States in the following ways: 

A. By direct sale to each of the defendants and other large retail chains, which resell the goods to automobile, van and light truck owners and users; companies which service or repair automobiles, vans and light trucks; some independent jobbers of automotive parts and accessories; such resales by the defendants are made from their retail stores, from their regional or local warehouses, or through internet websites. 

B. By direct sale to independent warehouse distributors (called "Warehouse Distributors" or "WD's"), who generally resell the goods in a 3-Step Distribution to Jobbers, who resell as the "3rd step" to end users such as automobile, van and light truck owners and users and companies which service or repair automobiles, vans and light trucks), or in a 2-Step Distribution (to WD's who resell directly to the end user such as automobile, van and light truck owners and users and companies which service or repair automobiles, vans and light trucks); generally speaking, the Warehouse Distributors resell to approximately 100 to 1,000 Jobbers (in a 3-Step system). The Jobbers resell to hundreds or thousands of owners/users and companies which repair or service automobiles, vans and light trucks, who charge the ultimate customer for the installed automotive parts and accessories. 

54. From the standpoint of a person needing a part or accessory for his automobile, van or light truck, he has the option of purchasing it 

A. from a nearby retail outlet of a chain store (such as AutoZone, Wal-Mart, Advance, CSK, Discount, Pep Boys, O'Reilly or Keystone) (which the consumer often calls, except for Wal-Mart, an "auto supply store"); 

B. from a nearby retail outlet of a Jobber (which the consumer often calls an "auto supply store", often bearing the name NAPA, CarQuest or Auto Pro); or 

C. from a nearby automobile, van or light truck repair or service business (such as a gas station, muffler chain store, lube chain store, Firestone service center). 

55. Because of the substantial discounts given to defendants and other major retail chains selling automotive parts and accessories, many small jobbers joined forces by combining into "Program Buying Groups" or more limited-purpose "buying groups" to pool their purchasing power and obtain lower prices than they were paying as stand-alone jobbers; program buying groups such as NAPA and CarQuest formed and enabled their members to buy at improved prices and receive some benefits from manufacturers' advertising and promotional allowance programs, but still substantially higher than the prices per unit being paid by the defendants. 

56. When automotive parts and accessories of a specific manufacturer are being sold by competing stores (such as defendants' retail stores in competition with jobbers), the store with the lower price obtains a disproportionate share of the business, and takes this business away from the store which is selling at a higher price per unit. 

57. Defendants buy their goods from the Manufacturers at substantially lower prices per unit than paid by the plaintiffs or their WD suppliers who buy the same type and quality of goods at the same time from the same Manufacturer, with the predictable result that the defendants offer and sell these goods at lower prices than the plaintiffs, and often at prices lower than the per-unit price being paid by the plaintiffs or their suppliers for the same goods at the same time. 

58. The result is that the defendants are able to and do take away business from the plaintiffs, by selling at the jobber level of distribution at a lower price than the plaintiffs are able to sell for at the same jobber level of distribution, and the defendants have the added advantage of a substantially higher profit margin with which to provide such things as a better location, larger selection of goods, more advertising and promotion, and free parking. 

59. Upon information and belief, the Manufacturers are selling to the defendants at or near (and perhaps below) the Manufacturers' cost, and have to charge substantially higher prices to plaintiffs or their WD suppliers and others who are not major retail chains such as defendants to be able to profit from their manufacturing business. 

60. Upon information and belief, the Manufacturers have to keep increasing their prices to the plaintiffs (or their WD suppliers) to be able to find some areas of profitability to their business, which increases the price to all consumers, even those who are buying from the defendants. 

61. When a purchase is made from a chain store of one of the defendants, such sale is taken away from a nearby jobber, who then (in 3-Step Distribution) does not buy that item from its 3-Step Wholesaler (i.e., the warehouse distributor or "WD"), causing an identifiable and non-duplicative loss at each level of the plaintiffs' distribution system. 

62. The businesses of the defendants would not be able to compete, or compete as successfully, with the plaintiffs' businesses if the price paid per unit by the defendants were the same as that paid to the Manufacturer by the Warehouse Distributor. 

63. The plaintiffs provide superior service to the service generally provided by the defendants, but the price difference is too great for the plaintiffs to overcome. Defendants' lower prices, and better location, greater selection, more costly advertising and promotion, and free parking overwhelms plaintiffs (paid for with part of the unlawful price advantage), which would not be the case if defendants and plaintiffs' Warehouse Distributors started out with a level playing field, paying the same price per unit. 

64. Plaintiffs allege that the activities of each of the defendants makes it liable to the plaintiffs for violations of Section 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act (wherein as to such transactions the Manufacturer has or would have liability to plaintiffs under Section 2(a) of the Robinson-Patman Act). 

65. For the past 4 years, plaintiffs (directly or indirectly, to the extent they have been in business) and the defendants (directly) have been purchasing, at the same time, automotive parts and accessories for the aftermarket (as defined in Paragraphs 44-A through 44-H and 49 above) of like grade and quality from the Manufacturers. 

66. During the past 4 years, each of the respective plaintiffs have been in actual competition with each of the defendants identified for such plaintiff in Paragraph 10 above.

 67. The sales by the Manufacturers to the plaintiffs (directly or indirectly) and to the defendants were and are being made in commerce on an interstate basis, with such goods having been sold for use, consumption, or resale within the United States or the District of Columbia, and where the effect of such discrimination in price may be substantially to lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly in the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket, or to injure, destroy, or prevent competition with the defendants who either grant or knowingly receive the benefit of such discrimination, or with customers of the plaintiffs or defendants. 

68. The sales by the Manufacturers to the plaintiff WD's and to the WD's of the other plaintiffs have been made at per unit prices which are substantially higher than the per unit prices for the goods of like grade and quality paid, at the same time, by defendants to the same Manufacturers. 

69. Each of the defendants, upon information and belief, employs most if not all of the following techniques to obtain payments from the Manufacturers and thereby obtain lower prices per unit for their purchases of automotive parts and accessories than paid by WD's to the same Manufacturers at the same time for goods of like grade and quality: 

A. New store discounts; 

B. Early buy allowances; 

C. Display/endcap allowances for stocking one or more of the Manufacturers' goods in a favorable shelf position for easy viewing and selection by the defendants' customers; 

D. Promotional allowances; 

E. Advertising/artwork allowances; 

F. Defective merchandise allowances; 

G. Obsolescence allowances; 

H. Gathering allowances paid by the Manufacturers to the defendants for the privilege of having the Manufacturers' sales representative meet with the defendants' buyers; 

I. Warehouse changeover allowances; 

J. Store changeover allowances; 

K. Back haul allowances; 

L. New warehouse allowances; 

M. Quality discounts; 

N. Volume discounts given to the defendants by the Manufacturers and not made available on a per-unit basis to the plaintiffs; 

O. Volume discounts given to the defendants by the Manufacturers not made available to the plaintiffs for comparable purchases of goods; 

P. Slotting allowances consisting of free automotive parts and accessories from the Manufacturers as the starting inventory for each new retail store opened by the defendants and other occasions in which free automotive parts and accessories are given by the Manufacturers to the defendants;

 Q. Other slotting allowances or payments by the Manufacturers to the defendants for making retail shelf space available for the Manufacturers' goods; 

R. By permitting deferred payments on goods sold to defendants beyond and unrelated to credit terms awarded on the basis of defendants' or any other purchasers' credit rating, which amounts to the placement of interest-free capital with the defendants by the manufacturers. 

S. Free trucks paid for by several Manufacturers to each defendant upon the opening up by the defendant of each new retail store; 

T. Private brands of goods of equal grade and quality to the Manufacturers' branded goods at a price substantially lower than the branded goods and not made available to the plaintiffs at any price, or not made available to the plaintiffs at the same price per unit; 

U. Deductions without justification from invoices sent by the Manufacturers to the defendants for goods sold to the defendants, representing cancellation of such invoices to the extent of the deductions and resulting free goods for the defendants; 

V. Rebates and other payments made by the Manufacturers to the defendants representing a return of all or part of the purchase price paid by the defendants for goods of the Manufacturer, without return of the goods; 

W. Allowances paid by the Manufacturers to the defendants when the defendants decide to return goods to the Manufacturers; 

X. Other fees and allowances paid by the Manufacturers to the defendants and not paid to the plaintiffs at all, or on a per-unit basis; 

Y. Payments made by the Manufacturers to the defendants as to sham advertising and promotional programs which payments are not made to plaintiffs on the same per-unit basis; 

Z. Payments made by the Manufacturers to the defendants for services not provided by the defendants, or in an amount in excess of the cost of the services provided by the defendants, and not paid to the plaintiffs on the same per-unit basis; and 

AA. Receipt by defendants of what is denominated as a a portion of the profits of the Manufacturers as defined pursuant to some form of partnering agreement or other agreement calling for a payment of a portion of the Manufacturers' profits to the defendant. 

BB. Honoring lifetime warranty programs by one or more of the defendants by giving 100% (or more) refunds for products returned to the defendant, which the defendant returns to the Manufacturer for such credit; 

CC. Returning "cores" (non-working auto parts) to the Manufacturer for refund or credit without justification, as a means to obtain a reduction in prices paid by the defendant.

 DD. Providing lengthy delays (3 to 12 months) for payment to be made after delivery of the goods to defendants which functions as the equivalent of a capital contribution to the defendant by the Manufacturer. 

70. The Manufacturers have been giving the defendants various discounts, rebates, fees, free goods, allowances and other payments not offered, made available or provided to the plaintiff WD's directly or to the WD's from whom the plaintiff jobbers purchased their goods. These payments are generally based on services which plaintiffs provide with no compensation, or are based on non-existing services of the defendants. It should be noted that in many instances plaintiff jobbers buy some of their goods directly from the Manufacturer and not from a WD and are to be considered a WD as to such purchases. 

71. Such discounts, rebates, fees, allowances and other payments referred to in the preceding paragraph also include payments purportedly for or as advertising and promotional allowances but which are not required by the Manufacturers to be used by the defendants for such purported advertising and promotional purposes. 

72. Upon information and belief, the Manufacturers have made available to the defendants advertising and promotional programs and payments thereon not made available to, or even known to, the plaintiffs, and as to payments the defendants are free to use for any purpose they see fit. 

73. Upon information and belief, part or all of the advertising and promotional programs referred to in the preceding two paragraphs do not require the defendants to spend the advertising and promotional fees, allowances or other payments for the purposes for which such payments were made purportedly made to the defendants. 

74. The extent to which any advertising and promotional programs make payments to the defendants without requiring expenditure for the purported purpose, such payments are in substance a further rebate or discount of the purchase price to the defendants. 

75. To the extent that the Manufacturers offer some advertising and promotional program participation to plaintiffs, the terms and conditions make such offered participation a sham and not reasonably, functionally or proportionally available to plaintiffs, whereas the defendants are not burdened by most of or all of such terms and conditions. 

76. Upon information and belief, each of the defendants has induced or has been knowingly receiving the discriminatory discounts, fees, rebates, free inventory and other payments from the Manufacturers as alleged in Paragraphs 69-A through 69-ZZ above. 

77. The activities of the defendants and the Manufacturers adversely effect competition in the relevant product and geographic markets as described in Paragraphs 44-A through 44-H and 49 above and are lessening competition, tending to monopolize, and injuring consumers and competition in the automotive parts and accessories aftermarket. 

78. Defendants induced or knowingly received the favorable, discriminatory prices, for reasons including: 

A. The existence of this Complaint and the presumed failure of the defendants to take any action with the Manufacturers to ensure that defendants' competitors are receiving the same per unit prices; 

B. Defendants have sought, requested and received the rebates, fees, allowances and other payments described in Paragraphs 69-A through 69-ZZ above knowing that they were not being offered at such time by the Manufacturers through any published price list; 

C. Articles in industry publications have discussed how various defendants have been receiving rebates, fees, allowances and other payments described in Paragraphs 69-A through 69-ZZ above that were not being given to the plaintiffs and other small competitors of the defendants; 

D. Articles in the business press have discussed how major retailers have been receiving rebates, fees, allowances, free merchandise and other payments similar to those described in Paragraphs 69-A through 69-ZZ above that were not being given to the smaller competitors, causing the smaller competitors to go out of business; 

E. Acquisitions of competing retail chains such as Chief and Western Auto by some of the defendants such as AutoZone and Advance (but not Wal-Mart) have provided such defendants with precise data to show defendants that they have been receiving favorable discriminatory prices, whereas the companies being acquired were the disfavored purchasers; F. Marketing analyses and studies of the defendants; 

G. Defendants' selection of locations is done knowing of defendants' lower cost of inventory and resulting advantage in placing their new retail stores as close as possible to stores of the plaintiffs, for the purpose of driving the plaintiffs' nearby stores out of business through lower prices which only the defendants can provide (because of the lower prices at which they buy their inventory); 

H. Discussions with salespersons from the Manufacturers; 

I. Demands made by defendants upon the Manufacturers for profit margin guarantees and price protection; 

J. Demands made by Defendants upon the Manufacturers for other payments and price concessions and other benefits;

 K. Absence of list prices of the Manufacturers; 

L. Receipt of volume discounts for volume purchases which are beyond the ability of plaintiffs to match with their existing sales levels; 

M. Upon information and belief, the defendants have never sought any cost justification figures from any of the Manufacturers; 

N. Upon information and belief, the defendants have never sought any "meeting competition" information from any of the Manufacturers; 

O. Some of the defendants (particularly Advance) merged with another major retail chain for the specific purpose of being able to obtain even lower prices than they were enjoying as separate entities (Advance and Western Auto, owned outright by Sears prior to the merger); and 

P. Defendants obtain higher discounts than Program Buying Groups and Buying Groups even though the volume of purchases is comparable. 

Direct Purchasers: Buying Groups and Non-Overlapping Damages 

78A. Each of the plaintiffs listed in Appendix C hereto (incorporated by reference hereby), by its purchases through one or more buying groups, has purchased some or all of its auto parts directly from one or more of the manufacturers to the extent set forth in Appendix D hereto (incorporated by reference hereby) for all or part of the period from 2/16/96 to the present. 

78B. Each of the plaintiffs listed in Appendix C is a "direct purchaser" of all auto parts purchased by the plaintiff from the Manufacturers by use of the Buying Group(s) listed for the plaintiff. This allegation is in the alternative to any allegation for such plaintiff in Appendix D that its purchases were indirect. 

78C. Each of the plaintiffs in each of the plaintiff groups (e.g., 64a-64l, 67a-67h, 120a-120s) is under common control, through parent-subsidiary or other affiliate relationship, and is thereby a direct purchaser for its transactions to the extent of any auto-parts purchases made directly from the manufacturer by any member of the group. 

78D. Each of the plaintiffs has been and/or is in direct competition with each of the defendants identified for the plaintiff in Appendix D. 

78E. Each of the defendants functions as a 2-step distributor and, to a lesser extent, as a 3-step distributor of auto parts, and to such extent performs the same function as a 3-step WD with numerous jobber customers. 

78F. The profitability of a WD function plus the profitability of the jobber function in a 3-step distribution system should equal the same profitability as a competing 2-step distributor if the 2-stepper defendant and the competing 3-stepper plaintiff are purchasing their respective auto parts from the same manufacturers at the same price. 

78G. The sum of any damages suffered by the WD's and Jobbers in a 3-step distribution system would be the same if the WD owned the jobbers as unincorporated divisions or owned the jobbers as wholly-owned or partly-owned subsidiaries. 

Pricing by the Manufacturers 

78H. Each of the defendants, upon information and belief, purchases its inventory of auto parts from each of the Manufacturers at a negotiated price, without any applicable price list, after all payments and other transactions between the defendant and Manufacturer are taken into account (not including bona fide, non-sham advertising and promotional allowances). 

78I. Upon information and belief, the net price per unit paid by the defendant can be estimated as at or near (even below) the Manufacturer's variable cost of manufacturing the auto part or auto accessory, with little or no contribution for overhead. 

78J. By reason of the pricing structure for purchases by each of the defendants, plaintiffs allege that the per unit price paid by defendants is equal to 1 index unit, for the most-favored defendant, which price is at or near the Manufacturer's variable cost. 

78K. Upon information and belief, each of the defendants is purchasing its inventory at a net price of 1.0 to 1.10 of index units. 

78L. Plaintiffs, to the extent that they are buying auto parts and accessories from the same Manufacturers are paying, at the same time, per unit, 1.6 to 1.7 in index units for goods of like grade and quality, and doing so in interstate commerce. 

78M. Defendants are reselling these purchased parts to consumers, independent jobbers and others at a gross profit margin ranging from about 42% to 30%. 

78N. Plaintiff WD's, on the other hand, selling the same products through their own jobbing outlets, are forced by this competition to sell the same parts and accessories at a gross profit margin ranging from about 10% to 25%, due to the higher prices paid by the WD's to purchase the same products from the same Manufacturers. 

78O. Plaintiff WD's and other WD's resell the auto parts and accessories to plaintiff jobbers and other independent jobbers at index-unit prices ranging from 1.3 to 1.4, which is about the price at which defendants are reselling the same parts and accessories to consumers in defendants' stores. 

78P. These independent jobbers in reselling these auto parts and accessories in direct competition with defendants do so at a gross profit margin ranging from about 15% to 30%, due to the higher prices paid by the WD's to originally purchase the same products from the same Manufacturers. Jobbers need to make a 33% to 40% gross profit margin to remain in business, but because of the prices paid by defendants, the jobbers are not able to obtain that needed gross profit margin, and are being driven out of business, together with their suppliers. 

78Q. By reason of the difference in prices charged by the Manufacturers to defendants on one hand and the plaintiff WD's and other WD's, the WD's are unable to engage in profitable business, as a WD or jobber, and the independent jobbers to whom the WD's sell are also unable to compete (directly or otherwise) with the defendants, and the plaintiffs (both WD's and jobbers) are losing customers and sales to defendants and are being driven out of business as a result of the differences in price at which the Manufacturers are selling their products. 

78R. The difference in price charged by the Manufacturers results in defendants taking away the customers and sales from plaintiffs and converting such customers and sales to the benefit of defendants, resulting in the predictable and systematic destruction of plaintiffs' businesses. 

Damages

79. Losses suffered by plaintiffs: 

A. Losses of gross profit margin incurred on sales actually made, in which the goods were purchased at a higher price than paid by the defendants; 

B. Losses of gross profit margin incurred when plaintiffs reduced their profit margins on sales being made to compete with the lower prices of the defendants, and to try to maintain market share or dollar volume of sales; 

C. Losses of gross profit margin incurred as to lost sales of the goods being sold to plaintiffs at unfavorable, discriminatory prices, causing plaintiffs to decrease their purchases of such goods; 

D. Losses of gross profit margin incurred on sales of other goods and services to present or former customers of the plaintiffs who started buying, in whole or in part, from one or more of the defendants; and 

E. Other losses suffered by plaintiffs as a consequence of the unlawful price discrimination, including increased (above-normal) inventory costs, reduced (below-normal) inventory turnover, higher interest expenses, costs in locating and inventorying price-competitive inventory of different manufacturers, increased advertising and promotional expenses, and other increased operating costs. 

80. Each of the plaintiffs has suffered damages by reason of the unlawful price discrimination activities of the defendants and the Manufacturers, as will be proved with certainty by each plaintiff, respectively, at the time of trial. The amount of plaintiffs' respective damages are not known to plaintiffs at this time. 

81. It has been preliminarily estimated that the damages for the vast majority of the plaintiffs ranges from $400,000 for the plaintiff having the least amount of damages, to $35,000,000 for the plaintiff having the largest amount of damages, with an estimated average of $1,000,000 in damages for each of the jobber plaintiffs and substantially more for each of the WD plaintiffs; but these damage amounts cannot be alleged with any certainty at this time because of lack of needed information, and the need of each plaintiff for an expert report to show how much the plaintiff has lost. 

82. Each of the WD and jobber plaintiffs is entitled to an award of treble damages. 

83. Each of the plaintiffs is entitled to an award of attorneys' fees. 

84. Each of the plaintiffs is being irreparably injured by reason of the actual and threatened activities of the defendants and the Manufacturers. 

85. Each of the plaintiffs other than the Coalition is entitled to a preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting each of the defendants named by them, respectively, from continued violation of Section 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act, and from opening up any more retail stores to compete with any of the plaintiffs unless the defendant has ceased purchasing its automotive parts at favored prices in violation of Section 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act. 

86. The Coalition is entitled to a preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting each of the defendants from continued violation of Section 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act, and from opening up any more retail stores anywhere in the United States to compete with any of the members of the trade associations which formed the Coalition, as identified in Paragraph 8 above or with any of the other plaintiffs, unless the defendant has ceased purchasing its automotive parts and accessories at favored prices in violation of Section 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act. 

 

COUNT II 

[Violation of Robinson-Patman Act, Section 2(c) - Compensation to Defendants by Manufacturers for Services Not Performed or for Excessive Compensation for Services 

(as to All Defendants) 

 

Count II Omitted Pursuant to 10/18/01 Decision of the Court 

PRAYER 

WHEREFORE, plaintiffs demand judgment against defendants for violation of Sections 2(a) and 2(f) of the Robinson-Patman Act, as follows: 

1. That it be adjudged and decreed that the activities of each of the defendants [and manufacturers] constitute a violation of Section 2(f) [and Section 2(a)] of the Robinson-Patman Act as to each of the plaintiffs; 

2. Awarding damages in favor of each direct-purchasing plaintiff, in an amount not presently known to the direct-purchasing plaintiffs but which will be proved with certainty for each such plaintiff, respectively, at the time of trial.

3. Trebled damages as to the direct-purchasing plaintiffs. 

4. Attorneys' fees as to all plaintiffs. 

5. Enjoining permanently each of the defendants from inducing and/or knowingly receiving, as the favored purchaser, discriminatory prices from any of the Manufacturers, directly or indirectly. 

6. Enjoining permanently each of the defendants from opening up any new retail stores in direct or indirect competition with any of the plaintiffs until such time that defendants prove that they are no longer inducing or knowingly receiving unlawfully low prices for the inventory they buy in such competition with any of the WD or jobber plaintiffs. 

6. That each of the defendants be assessed interest, costs and disbursements; and 

7. That plaintiffs have such other and further relief as this Court may deem just and proper. 

Jury Demand 

Plaintiffs hereby demand a trial by jury of all issues properly triable to a jury pursuant to Rule 38(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

Dated: New York, New York

 ............November 9, 2001

 

 

 ___________________________________ 

Carl E. Person (CP 7637)

 Attorney for the Plaintiffs 

325 W. 45th Street - Suite 201 

New York, New York 10036-3803 

(212) 307-4444 

 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint.

 No2... Name of Plaintiff....... Address...... City....... St...... Inc...... DL3..... Defts4 

130y A-1 Parts Plus, Inc. 111 N Lafayette Greenville MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

16 A & G Auto Parts, Inc. 75 Main Street Monroe CT CT J AZ S AA P 

35 Airport Auto Supply, Inc. 4803 Airport Blvd Austin TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

59 Alco Auto Parts Co., Inc. 288 Hyde Park Ave. Jamaica Plain MA MA J AZ 

139 All Parts Auto Supply 508 Griner St. Del Rio TX TX J AZ W O 

130b Alma Automotive, Inc. 419 Pine Ave Alma MI MI J W AA K 

130c Alpena Parts Plus, Inc. 2585 US 23 So Alpena MI MI J W K 

2 Amelia's Automotive, Inc. 2918 Roosevelt San Antonio TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

130d Antrim Parts Plus, Inc. 221 N Bridge St Bellaire MI MI J W K 

129 Apponaug Auto Supply, Inc. 3666 W Shore Rd Warwick RI RI J AA W S AA P 

64a APW Co. 2836 Creek Rd. Elverson PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

13 Arcand Sales & Service, Inc. 229 Brighton Ave. Allston MA MA W AZ W S P 

120a ASPA Management Corp. 239 B East Main St Patchogue NY NY J AZ W S P K 

88 Associate Jobbers Warehouse, Inc. 1309 Indust'l Blvd Boaz AL AL W AZ W S AA P D K 

101 A & T Enterprises, Inc. 1106 W. Main St. Centralia WA WA J W C 

104 A to Z Auto Parts #2, Inc. 8528 Watson Rd. St. Louis MO MO J AZ W S AA 

24 Automotive Hard Parts Inc. 199 Union St. Rockland MA MA J AZ W AA P 

52 Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 10 Embankment Rd. Lawrence MA MD W AZ W S P 

37 Automotive Supply Associates, Inc. 129 Manchester St. Concord NH NH W AZ W S AA P K 

46 Automotive Warehouse, Inc. of Lakeland 611 Alicia Rd. Lakeland FL FL W AZ W S AA P D 

28 Auto Parts & Equipment Co. 911 San Juan Blvd. Farmington NM NM J AZ W S C K 

105 Auto Parts & Supply, Inc. 226 Monticello Ave. W'msburg VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

127 Auto Parts Discount Center, Inc. Putney Rd POB 638 Brattleboro VT VT J AZ W S AA P 

67b Auto Tech Auto Parts, Inc. 695 N. Miller Ave. Marion IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

60 Avenue Auto Parts, Inc. 5300 Farrow Rd. Columbia SC SC W AZ W S AA P 

69 Bachelders' Automotive Distributors, Inc. 158 Marble St. Athol MA MA J AZ W S AA K 

116 Barlex, Inc. 675 S. 4th St. Beaumont TX TX J AZ W S O 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

74b B & B Automotive Supply Co., Inc. 439 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh PA PA AZ W S AA P K 

68 Best Auto Supply, Inc. 4411 San Lucian Ln N Ft Myers FL PA J AZ W S AA P 

25 B. & H. Auto Supply, Inc. 19 Jackson St. Middleboro MA MA J AZ W P 

64e Birdsboro Auto Parts, Inc. 702 S. Center Rd. Birdsboro PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

130aa Bob's Parts Plus of Rogers City, Inc. 489 N 3rd St Rogers City MI MI J K 

138 Bob's Tools & Auto, Inc. 78 Balmforth Ave Danbury CT CT J AZ AA K 

130bb Dowagiac Parts Mart, Inc. 56042 M 51 S Dowagiac MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

27 Braintree Automotive Supply 139 Howard St. Braintree MA MA J AZ W S P 

120b Brentwood Aid, Inc. 93 Wicks Rd Brentwood NY NY J AZ W S P K 

95 Buckeye Auto Parts, Inc. 130 W. South St. Fostoria OH OH J AZ W S AA 

140 Superior Bumper Products, Inc. 450 Bishop St, NW Atlanta GA GA W AZ W S AA P D K 

38 Burlington County Auto Parts, Inc. 688 High Street Burlington NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P 

115 Burns Automotive Parts, Inc. 235 Essex St. Haverhill MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

91a Cambridge Four Star, Inc. 1001 Turner Ave. Cambridge OH OH J AZ 

36 Carmac, Inc. 1397 E. Main St. Torrington CT CT J AZ W AA P K 

139b Carranza, Alfredo, Jr. 1700 Bedell Ave Del Rio TX J AZ W O 

49a Cash Automotive, Inc. 425 So. Reynolds Alice TX TX W AZ W S P O 

63 Cee-Kay Auto Supply, Inc. 4949 Birney Ave. Moosic PA PA W AZ W S AA P 

110 Central Automotive Warehouse Corp. 10 Braintree St. Allston MA MA W AZ W S P K 

120c Central Islip Aid, Inc. 134 Wheeler Rd Central Islip NY NY J AZ W S P K 

43b Chicopee Automotive Warehouse, Inc. 367 Chicopee Street Chicopee MA MA W AZ W S AA P 

8 Citizens Auto Parts, Inc. 4408 Wms'burg Rd Richmond VA VA J AZ W AA 

122 Coffelt Enterprises, Inc. 1533 Swift St. N Kansas City MO J AZ W S AA O K 

31 Columbia Auto Parts Co., Inc. 305 Webster Ave Cambridge MA MA J AZ W S P 

120d Commack Aid, Inc. 6534 Jericho Tpke Commack NY NY J AZ W S P K 

130e Coopersville Automotive Supply, Inc. 271 Main St Coopersville MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

125 Crest Auto Stores, Inc. 5925 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia PA PA J AZ W S P 

84 Crown Automotive Distributors, Ltd. 280 Plainfield St. Providence RI RI J AZ W S AA P K 

130f Delta Auto Parts, Inc. 4601 N Grand River Lansing MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

87d Dickson, Ralph A., Jr.6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

87e Dickson, Ralph A., III6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

4 Dixie Diggs Auto Parts, Inc.5 P.O. Box 368 Hampton VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

107 Doc Meyer Auto Supply, Inc 402 West Dunklin Jefferson City MO MO J AZ W S AA O 

34 Dusenbery's [partnership] 112 West Chaco Aztec NM NM J AZ W S C 

74a Dyke, Inc. 439 Washington Rd Pittsburgh PA PA AZ W S AA P K 

78b Dyke Motor Supply Co, Inc 427 Washington Rd Pittsburgh PA PA J W S AA P 

78a Dyke Motor Supply Co., West Inc. 1720 Noblestown Rd Pittsburgh PA PA J W S AA P 

120e East Islip Aid, Inc. 15C West Main St East Islip NY NY J AZ W S P K 

67d East Side Parts, Inc. 31st & Main St. Elwood IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

29 Eastern Auto Parts, Inc. 220 Felton St. Waltham MA MA J AZ W S P 

56 Easton Electrical Devices, Inc. 913 Northampton St Easton PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

53 Ed Schroeder's Auto Parts, Inc 49 E. Broad St. Hopewell NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P K 

130g Emmet Automotive Supply, Inc. 1829 US 31 N Petoskey MI MI J W K 

72 E & S Auto Parts, Inc. 3335 Market St. Twin Oaks PA PA J W P 

118 47th St. Auto Parts, Inc. 4950 So. Broadway Wichita KS KS J AZ W S AA P O K 

130h Gaylord Automotive Supply, Inc. 1235 Indiana Gaylord MI MI J W K 

62 Gemini of Westmont, Inc. 206 Haddon Ave. Westmont NJ NJ J AZ W S AA P 

124 General Auto Repair, Inc. 4425 E. 14th St. Oakland CA CA J AZ W S C P 

3 GLO Auto Supply, Inc 501 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

64c Gilbertsville Auto Supply 1141 Phila. Pike Gilbertsville PA PA J W P 

11 Gil's Auto Parts 5408 ForestBrookDr Richmond VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

66 Goffstown Auto Parts, Inc. 678 Mast Rd. Manchester NH NH J AZ W S AA P K 

97c Gorge Auto Supply, Inc., 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR WA J W C P K 

57 Graffman's, Inc. 305 Madison Ave. Skowhegan ME ME J W S AA P 

64i Hamburg Auto Parts, Inc. 1085 Pottsville Pk Shoemakersville PA PA J AZ W S P K 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd

 No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

22b Hebert Auto Supply of Concord, L.L.C.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

7 Henry Garcia's Enterprises, Inc. 301 North King St. Alice TX TX J AZ W S 

14 HLR Shocks, Inc. 3601 Roosevelt San Antonio TX TX J AZ W S AA P O 

10 H & M Parts Warehouse of Va., Inc. 1723-31 Summit Av Richmond VA VA W AZ W AA P K 

79 Hoffman Auto Parts 6646 N. Orange (a partnership) Blossom Tr Orlando FL J AZ W P D 

120s Holbrook Aid, Inc. 70 Orville Dr Bohemia NY NY J AZ W S P K 

113 Homestead Automotive Supply 846 Forest Ave. W. Homestead PA J AZ W S AA P K 

97a Hopkins Auto Supply, Inc. 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR OR J W C P K 

64g Hyde Villa Auto Parts, Inc. 215 Wilson St. Hyde Villa PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

73a Irving Levine Automotive Distributors Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

130a Jobbers Warehouse 3455 Roger B. Service, Inc. Chaffe Dr Grand Rapids MI MI W AZ W S AA P K 

17 Joe Sackett & Sons, Inc. 123 North Royal Av Front Royal VA VA J AZ W AA P 

135 Johnston Distributing Co. 6523 Merle Hay Rd Johnston IA IA J AZ W S AA O 

80b Joyce Auto Parts of Mt. Airy, Inc. 237-B Starlite Rd Mount Airy NC NC J AZ W SC AA P 

80a Joyce's Automotive Supply, Inc. 237 Starlite Rd Mount Airy NC NC W AZ W SC AA P 

131 J. S. Auto Parts, Inc. 28 Elm St. Amesbury MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

130z Kalamazoo Automotive Supply, Inc. 119 E Michigan Galesburg MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130cc Kalamazoo Automotive Supply, Inc. 1745 W Main St Kalamazoo MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130i Kaskinen Auto Supply, Inc. 235 N Michigan Barlak MI MI J W S K 

20 Keen's Automotive Machine Shop, Inc. 1802 S. Church St. Smithfield VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

89 Ken Washington Auto Parts, Inc. 718 W Coshocton St Johnstown OH OH J AZ W S AA P 

32 Knox Bros., Inc. 105 High Street Belfast ME ME J AZ W S AA 

54 Lacava & Sowersby, Inc. 1375 Plymouth Ave Fall River MA MA W AZ W S P

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

130dd Lake City Distribution, Inc. 133 Main St Lake City MI MI J W K 

132 Lant Ent., Inc. 1538 W Prospect Rd Ashtabula OH OH J AZ W AA 

91c Land & Lake Wholesale Supply, Inc. 1301 Webster Rd. Summersville WV WV J W AA 

73b Levine Automotive, Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

73c Levine Paint & Auto Supply Inc. 110 South St. Danbury CT CT J AZ AA 

133 Line Auto Supply, Inc. 19 Cross St. Malden MA MA J AZ S P 

109 L. J. Hutchins Automotive Supply, Inc. 7500 Porter Rd. Niagara Falls NY NY J AZ W S AA P K 

76 Mader Automotive Center, Inc. 225 S. Walnut St. Troy OH OH J AZ W S AA K 

134 Main Auto Supply of Fairfield, Inc. 1935 Black Rock Tp Fairfield CT CT J AZ P 

130j Manistee Automotive Supply, Inc. 52 Arthur St Manistee MI MI J W K 

117 Manny's Auto Supply, Inc. 840 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield CT CT J AZ W S AA P 

75 Mariclare, Inc. 5400 East 96th St. Garfield Hts OH OH W AZ W S AA P 

71 Marty's Auto Supply, Inc. 271 Belmont St. Belmont MA MA J AZ W AA P 

98 M & B, Inc. 1020 W. Maloney Gallup NM NM J AZ W C P 

136 McAlhaney Enterprises, Inc. 733 Bells Highway Walterboro SC J AZ W AA D 

120f Medford Aid, Inc. 2690A Rte 112-Ste 1 Medford NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120g Melville Aid, Inc. 1800 New York Ave Huntington Sta NY NY J AZ W S P K 

87f Mercer, Janice D. 6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

94 Met's Auto Supply, Inc. 113 West Fourth St Mansfield OH OH J AZ W S AA P 

67c Miami Auto Parts, Inc. 25 W. 2nd St. Peru IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

18 Mid-City Automotive Warehouse, Inc. 937 Ave Del Sol NE Albuquerque NM NM W AZ W S C P 

120h Middle Island Aid, Inc. 1299 Mid Country R Middle Island NY NY J AZ W S P K 

119b Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

67a Midwest Warehouse Corporation 701 N. Miller Ave. Marion IN IN W AZ W S AA P 

87a Millenium Automotive Logistics, Inc. P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

130ee Milwood Auto Supply, Inc. 5330 Portage Ave Kalamazoo MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

15 M & M Auto Parts, Inc. 330 N. Weatherly Borger TX TX J AZ W S AA O 

130v Montcalm Automotive Supply, Inc. 618 E Main Stanton MI MI J W AA K 

64f Morgantown Auto Parts, Inc. 100 West Main St. Morgantown PA PA J AZ WM SC AA P 

5 Motor Supply Corp. 508 Lawndale Dr. Pearlsburg VA VA J AZ W S AA 

87h Myra Myers6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC J AZ W S AA P 

137 Niles Auto Supply of c/o Wm C. Baker/NYSAAA Syracuse, Inc. 442 S Bay Rd-Ste A N Syracuse NY NY J W S AA P K 

87c NAPA Clover Auto Parts, Inc. P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC SC J AZ W S AA P 

67h National Automotive Inc. 6229 Cross Creek Blvd. Ft. Wayne IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

83 National Auto Parts, Inc. of Appomattox Hwy 460W Appomattox VA VA J AZ W S AA 

81a Nelson Truck Equipment Co., Inc. 20063-84th Ave. So Kent WA WA W W S C P 

70 North Shore Metals, Inc. 45 Boston St. Lynn MA MA J AZ W S P K 

120i Oakdale Aid, Inc. 4635 Sunrise Hwy Bohemia NY NY J AZ W S P K 

65 One Stop Auto Parts, Inc. 3417 Greenmount A Baltimore MD MD J AZ W S AA P 

67f 1 Stop Auto Center, Inc. 821 E. 9th St. Rochester IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

55 Owenby Auto Parts, Inc. 815 West Pear St. Lakeland FL FL J AZ W S P D 

58 PAGA, Inc., 67 W. Hollis Rd. Hollis NH MA J AZ W S AA P K 

121 Paramount Auto Parts, Inc. 1240 S La Brea Ave Inglewood CA CA J AZ W S C P 

106 Partners Auto Parts, Inc. 501 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake VA VA J AZ W S AA P 

130hh Parts Plus of Cheboygan, Inc. 10942 Straits Hwy Cheboygan MI MI J W K 

130w Parts Plus of Holland, Inc. 481 E 8th St Holland MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

130k Parts Plus of Mason County, Inc. 720 W US 10 Scottville MI MI J W K 

130l Parts Plus of Reed City, Inc. 219 N Chestnut Reed City MI MI J W K 

143 Parts Pro Warehouse, Inc. 6601 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

64k Parts Service LLC 864 W Lancaster Ave Strafford PA PA J WM AA P 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

120j Patchogue Aid, Inc. 239 East Main St. Patchogue NY NY J AZ W S P K

130m Paul Auto Parts, Inc. 1118 S Main Eaton Rapids MI MI J AZ W S AA K 

130n Paw Paw Automotive, Inc. 116 S Gremps Paw Paw MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

19 Pelletier's Automotive, Inc. 193 Pine St. Attleboro MA MA J AZ W AA P 

41 Pema Associates, Inc. 348 King Street Northampton MA GA J AZ W AA 

130o Performance Automotive, Inc. 901 E Maine Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130p Performance Automotive East, Inc. 3245 E Michigan Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130ff Performance Automotive of Adrian, Inc. 1390 S Main St Adrian MI MI J AZ W AA K 

130s Performance Automotive of Albion, Inc. 309 S Superior Albion MI MI J AZ W S K 

130r Performance Automotive Northwest, Inc. 2710 Airport Rd Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

130q Performance Automotive South, Inc. 315 W Prospect Jackson MI MI J AZ W S K 

43a Perry's Auto Parts & Equip. Co., Inc. 365 Chicopee Street Chicopee MA MA J AZ W S AA P 

92 Pioneer Auto Center, Inc. 905 S. State St. Pioneer OH OH J AZ W S AA P K 

85 Poquoson Auto Parts 810 Poquoson Ave. Poquoson VA VA J AZ WM S AA P 

120k Portion Aid, Inc. 595A Portion Rd Lake Ronkon. NY NY J AZ W S P K 

64b Pottstown Auto Parts, Inc. 206 Moser Rd. Pottstown PA PA J W P 

64j Pottsville Auto Parts, Inc. 407 S. Garfield Ave. Schuylkill Haven PA PA J AZ AA K 

51a Prevatte Auto Parts, Inc. 422 Watts Rd. Lumberton NC NC W AZ W S AA K 

51b Prevatte Auto Supply, Inc. 422 Watts Rd. Lumberton NC NC W AZ W S AA K 

99 Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

30a Racer's Equipment Warehouse, Inc. 580 Waterman Ave. E Providence RI RI W AZ W P K 

64h Reading Auto Parts, Inc. 315 North St. Reading PA PA J AZ W S AA P K 

142 Remiger, Dennis E. 95 Water St. Cahokia IL J AZ W S AA 

26 Ritchie Auto Parts, Inc. P.O. Box 644 Norwood NC NC J AZ W S AA 

120l Riverhead Aid, Inc. 1085 Old Country R Riverhead NY NY J AZ W S P K 

119a Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

1 Robert Elgart & Son Inc. 2520 Church St Philadelphia PA PA W AZ W S AA P K 

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

120m Rocky Point Aid, Inc. 57 Route 25A Rocky Point NY NY J AZ W S P K

103a Rodefeld Co., Inc. 96 West Main St. Richmond IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103b Rodefeld's of Brookville, Inc. 120 Harrison Road Brookville IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103c Rodefeld's of Celina, Inc. 443 West Logan St. Celina OH IN J AZ W S AA 

103d Rodefeld-Eaton Co., Inc. 114 North Cherry St Eaton OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103e Rodefeld's of Greenville, Inc 701 Walnut St. Greenville OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103f Rodefeld's of Liberty, Inc. 201 North Main St. Liberty IN IN J AZ W AA 

103g Rodefeld-New Castle, Inc. 1451 S Memorial Dr New Castle IN IN J AZ W AA 

103h Rodefeld's of Oxford, Inc. 5041 College Cor Pik Oxford OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103i Rodefeld's of Portland, Inc. 1205 N Meridian St Portland IN IN J AZ W AA 

103j Rodefeld's of Shelbyville Inc 202 East Broadway Shelbyville IN IN J AZ W S AA 

103k Rodefeld's of VanWert, Inc. 602 West Ervin Rd Van Wert OH OH J AZ W S AA 

103l Rodefeld's of Winchester Inc 637 E Washington St Winchester IN IN J AZ W AA 

100 Russell, Charles R., d/b/a Aurora National Auto Parts 22912 Highway 99 Edmonds WA J W S C P 

120n Selden Aid, Inc. 69 Mid Country Rd Selden NY NY J AZ W S P K 

120o Setauket Aid, Inc. 4080 Nesc Hwy/347 Copiague NY NY J AZ W S P K 

130gg Sevigny Automotive, Inc. 3927 Division Wayland MI MI J AZ W S AA P K 

64l Shenandoah Auto Parts, Inc 33 South Main St. Shenandoah PA PA J K 

120p Shirley Aid, Inc. 44 Surrey Circle Shirley NY NY J AZ W S P K 

102 Siggs Auto Parts 214 S Washington St Iola KS J AZ W O 

123 Sisson, Clyde Everett Hwy 54, P.O.B. 206 Osage Beach MO J W S O 

128 S & G Automotive, Inc. 1300 E. 2nd Odessa TX TX J AZ W S AA C 

44 Skillman, Larry A. 1115 W. Main St. Waynesboro VA J AZ AA K 

12 S&L Auto Supply, Inc. 373 River St. Montpelier VT VT J WM AA 

141 Sloan Auto Parts, Inc. 509 N Mangum St Durham NC NC J AZ W AA 

130t Soo Automotive Distributors, Inc. 301 Maple St Sault Ste Marie MI MI J W K 

9 South Austin Auto Supply, Inc 2801 Manchaca Rd Austin TX TX J AZ W P O 

87b Southport Auto & Marine, Inc. P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

40 Speed Equipment Corporation 2535 Street Rd. Bensalem PA PA J AZ W S P K

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

90 Springfield Auto Supply, Inc. 1241 WColumbia St Springfield OH OH J AZ W S AA 

86 Steve's Auto Parts, Inc. 259 West High St. Pottstown PA PA J W P 

114 Steve's Auto Supply, Inc. 145 Adams Ave. Canonsburg PA PA J W AA 

45 Stewart's Speedometer & Auto Parts, a partnership 112 South 3rd St. Youngwood PA J AZ W AA P K 

130u St. Ignace Automotive Supply, Inc 460 N State St St. Ignace MI MI J K 

120r Sunrise Aid, Inc. 1251 Deer Park Ave No Babylon NY NY J AZ W S P K 

48 Superior Motor Parts, Inc. 1125 Calle La Resolana Santa Fe NM NM J AZ W S C P 

64d SRC Auto Parts, Inc. 3938 Ridge Park Collegeville PA PA J AZ W P 

119d Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff. 

67e Sturm Auto Parts, Inc. 400 Poplar St. Huntington IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

77 Suburban Auto Supply, Inc. 5083 S. Morrish Rd Swartz Creek MI MI J AZ W S AA P 

21 Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 239 Cattail Drive Lawrenceville VA VA J AZ W S AA 

42 The Belshe Co., Inc. 721 Gross Rd. Mesquite TX TX J AZ W S P O K 

22a The Bill Hebert Co Inc.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

30b The Driver's Seat, Inc. 580 Waterman Ave. E Providence RI RI J AZ W P K 

50 The Miller Dudley Co. Inc. of Md. 116 Ritchie Rd. Capitol Hts MD MD J AZ W S P 

97b Thrifty Auto Supply, Inc. 620 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham OR WA J W C P K 

49b Ti Management Co.5 425 So. Reynolds Alice TX TX W AZ W S P O 

81b Titan Truck Equipment Co., Inc. N. 605 Francher Rd Spokane WA WA J W S C P 

96 Toledo Auto Electric, Inc. 5015 Enterprise St. Toledo OH OH W AZ S AA P K 

23 Towne Auto Parts, Inc. 780 Worcester St. Natick MA MA J AZ S 

6 Truck Suppliers, Inc. 30 Commercial St Winchester VA VA W AZ W AA P 

39 U.S.A. Auto Parts Corp. 9699 Academy Rd. Philadelphia PA PA J AZ W S P 

47 WAL, Inc. 459 Washington St. Providence RI RI W AZ W S AA P K 

108 Wallace, Wallace & Wallace, Inc. Rt. 2, Box 5168 Coldspring TX TX J AZ W S O 

119c Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff

Appendix A - Alphabetized List of Plaintiffs [Paragraph 10 of Complaint] - Cont'd 

No2 Name of Plaintiff Address City St Inc DL3 Defts4 

103m   Warehouse Service Co., Inc. 455 North West J St Richmond IN IN W AZ W S AA 

120q Waverly Aid, Inc. 1195 Sunrise Hwy Copiague NY NY J AZ W S P K 

33 Weather's Auto Supply, Inc. 23308 Airpark Dr. Petersburg VA VA W AZ W S AA P K 

82 Weathers Auto Supply, Inc. 5808-Q Long Creek Park Dr Charlotte NC 

67g Webster Parts, Inc. N. Main St. North Webster IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

22c Wesson's Mobil, Inc.5 15 Old Farm Rd. Bedford NH NH J AZ W S AA P 

87g Whelchell, Wendell 6 P.O. Box 458 Gastonia NC NC J AZ W S AA P 

91b Willard C. Starcher, Inc. 124 Vandale Ave. Spencer WV WV J W AA 

126 Willy's Auto Supply, Inc. 190 Center St. Middleboro MA MA J AZ W P K 

111 W. L. Greenfield Corp. 1313 W Columbia St Evansville IN IN J AZ W S AA P 

93b Workman's Auto Parts of Hartville, Inc. 118 No. Prospect Hartville OH OH J AZ W S AA 

93a Workman's Auto Parts, Inc. 811 E. Cherry St. Canal Fulton OH OH J AZ W S AA 

93c Workman's Portage 413 W. Turkeyfoot Lakes Auto Parts, Inc. Road Akron OH OH J AZ W S AA 

112 Wyan Parts & Service, Inc. 42 Osceola Ave. Tallmadge OH OH J AZ W S AA 

130x Zednick's Parts Plus & Service, Inc. 6691 US Hwy 31 S Charlevoix MI MI J W K 

 

Appendix B - Alphabetized List of DBA's Used by Plaintiffs

 No. DBA Name of Plaintiff 

111 A & B Auto Parts W. L. Greenfield Corp. 

122 Abner's Auto Parts Coffelt Enterprises, Inc. 

52 Action Auto Parts Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

120a AID Auto Stores ASPA Management Corp., and 120b-120s 

22c American Auto Supply Wesson's Mobil, Inc.5 

40 Andalusia Speed Shop Speed Equipment Corporation 

11 Atlantic Auto Parts Gil's Auto Parts 

100 Aurora National Auto Parts Charles R. Russell 

70 Automotive Parts North Shore Metals, Inc. 

64k Automotive Parts Depot Parts Service LLC 

109 Automotive Service Industries (ASI) L. J. Hutchins Automotive Supply, Inc. 

52 Auto Paints Specialist of Lawrence Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

50 Auto Parts Center The Miller Dudley Co. Inc. of Md. 

52 Auto Parts of Kingston Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

67b Auto Tech Auto Parts Auto Tech Auto Parts, Inc. 

67d Auto Tech Auto Parts East Side Parts, Inc. 

67c Auto Tech Auto Parts Miami Auto Parts, Inc. 

67a Auto Tech Auto Parts Midwest Warehouse Corporation 

67f Auto Tech Auto Parts 1 Stop Auto Center, Inc. 

67e Auto Tech Auto Parts Sturm Auto Parts, Inc. 

67g Auto Tech Auto Parts Webster Parts, Inc. 

46 AWOL of Ft. Myers Automotive Warehouse, Inc. of Lakeland 

24 Bagnell Auto Supply Automotive Hard Parts Inc. 

13 B & D Distributors Arcand Sales l& Service, Inc. 

71 Belmont Auto Supply Marty's Auto Supply, Inc. 

68 Best Automotive Supply, Inc. Best Auto Supply, Inc. 

75 Big Auto Centers Mariclare, Inc. 

21 Blackstone Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

138 Bob's Auto [Supply] Bob's Tools & Auto, Inc. 

21 Brookneal Parts Co Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

21 Burkeville Parts Co Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

22c Candia Auto Parts Wesson's Mobil, Inc.5 

Appendix B - Alphabetized List of DBA's Used by Plaintiffs - Cont'd No. 

DBA Name of Plaintiff 

21 Carolina Parts Co Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

64k Coatesville Auto Supply Parts Service LLC 

108 Coldspring Auto Parts Wallace, Wallace & Wallace, Inc. 

21 D & D Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

64k Dealer Service Warehouse Parts Service LLC 

21 Dinwiddie Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

136 Dixie Auto Parts [of Walterboro] McAlhaney Enterprises, Inc. 

64k Downington Auto Supply Parts Service LLC 

34 Dusenbery's Auto Parts Dusenbery's (partnership) 

21 Emporia Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

52 F & B Auto Parts Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

116 Fourth Street Auto Parts Barlex, Inc. 

122 Foxwood Auto Supply Coffelt Enterprises, Inc. 

66 G.A.R.C.O. Goffstown Auto Parts, Inc. 

124 General Auto Parts General Auto Repair, Inc. 

124 G.I.W.D. General Auto Repair, Inc. 

58 Groton Auto Parts PAGA, Inc. 

14 Hance Auto Parts HLR Shocks, Inc. 

7 Henry's Automotive Parts Henry Garcia's Enterprises, Inc. 

75 Jim's Auto Parts Mariclare, Inc. 

42 J&L Auto Parts The Belshe Co., Inc. 

9 Jobbers Warehouse of Austin South Austin Auto Supply, Inc. 

20 Keen's Engine Warehouse Keen's Automotive Machine Shop, Inc. 

21 Kenbridge Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

32 Knox Bros. Auto Parts Knox Bros., Inc. 

139 Kwik Auto Supply Alfred Carranza, Jr. 

132 Lant Auto Parts Lant Ent., Inc. 

21 Lawrence Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

74b Leechburg Auto Stores B & B Automotive Supply Co., Inc. 

73a Levine Automotive Irving Levine Automotive Distributors Inc. 

73b Levine Automotive Levine Automotive, Inc. 

73c Levine Automotive Levine Paint & Auto Supply Inc. 

52 Lowell Discount Auto Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc.

 Appendix B - Alphabetized List of DBA's Used by Plaintiffs - Cont'd No. 

DBA Name of Plaintiff 

36 MacDonald Auto Parts Carmac, Inc. 

76 Mader Motor Mart Mader Automotive Center, Inc. 

119 Omitted. Withdrew as Plaintiff 

75 Mariclare of Akron Mariclare, Inc. 

75 Mariclare of Cincinnati Mariclare, Inc. 

75 Mariclare of Columbus Mariclare, Inc. 

21 McKenney Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

64k Mechanic's Auto Supply Parts Service LLC 

52 Methuen Auto Supply Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

2 Mission Auto Parts & Machine Shop Amelia's Automotive, Inc. 

6 M. Novick Truck Suppliers Truck Suppliers, Inc. 

57 Motor Supply Graffman's, Inc. 

135 NAPA Johnston Distributing Co. 41 NAPA Auto Parts Pema Associates, Inc. 

124 NAPA Auto Parts of Oakland General Auto Repair, Inc. 

65 National Automotive Rebuilders One Stop Auto Parts, Inc. 

65 National Cylinder Head One Stop Auto Parts, Inc. 

52 New England Automotive Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

130a Parts Plus Jobbers Warehouse Service, Inc. and 130b-130hh 

127 P & B Auto Parts Auto Parts Discount Center, Inc. 

58 Pepperell Auto Parts PAGA, Inc., 

11 Plugs & Parts Gil's Auto Parts 

64j Pottsville Auto Parts Pottsville Auto Parts, Inc. 

64j Pro's Choice Auto Supply Pottsville Auto Parts, Inc. 

60 Quality Auto Parts Avenue Auto Parts, Inc. 

98 Quality Parts Co. M & B, Inc. 

91b Rick's Parts Willard C. Starcher, Inc. 

103m Rodefeld's Auto Parts Warehouse Service Co., Inc. 

100 Russell, Charles R., d/b/a Aurora National Auto Parts Aurora National Auto Parts 

37 Sanel Auto Parts Co. Automotive Supply Associates, Inc. 

49b Seven Days Auto Parts Ti Management Co. 

49a Seven Days Auto Stores Cash Automotive, Inc. 

102 Sigg, Linda, d/b/a Siggs Auto Parts Siggs Auto Parts

 Appendix B - Alphabetized List of DBA's Used by Plaintiffs - Cont'd No. 

DBA Name of Plaintiff 

123 Sisson Distributing Co. Clyde Everett Sisson 

113 Solman, Richard H., d/b/a Homestead Automotive Supply Homestead Automotive Supply 

62 Sons Auto Supply Gemini of Westmont, Inc. 

21 Southampton Auto Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

21 South Hill Wheel & Parts Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

91b Speedway Parts Willard C. Starcher, Inc. 

45 Stewart's Auto Parts Stewart's Speedometer & Auto Parts, a partnership 

21 Stony Creek Parts Co Taylor Auto Supply, Inc. 

10 Summit Sales & Service Co. H & M Parts Warehouse of Va., Inc. 

91a Superior Auto Parts Cambridge Four Star, Inc. 

13 Suspension Specialists Arcand Sales & Service, Inc. 

52 Telham Auto Supply Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

97a Thrifty Auto Supply Hopkins Auto Supply, Inc. 

97c Thrifty Auto Supply Gorge Auto Supply, Inc. 

143 Tri-County Auto Parts Dennis E. Remiger 

47 Tri-State Automotive Warehouse WAL, Inc. 

6 TSI Auto Parts & Paint Truck Suppliers, Inc. 

44 Valley Automachine Larry A. Skillman 

89 Washington Auto Parts & Paint Ken Washington Auto Parts, Inc. 

52 Water Street Auto Parts Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc. 

67h Waynedale Auto Parts National Automotive Inc. 

47 Werner, Sullivan & Nilsson WAL, Inc. 

91c Wholesale Auto Parts Land & Lake Wholesale Supply, Inc. 

91c Wholesale Auto Parts # 2 Land & Lake Wholesale Supply, Inc. 

52 Will's Auto Supply Automotive Parts Warehouse, Inc

. APPENDIX C


List of Plaintiffs Making Some Purchases Directly Through One or More Buying Groups

Pltf No. Plaintiff's Name (Abbreviated ) Name of Buying Group(s) .

6 Truck Suppliers, Inc. Pronto


11 Gil's Auto Parts CMB Marketing

13 Arcand Sales & Service, Inc. CMB Marketing

18 Mid-City Automotive Wareh Inc CMB Marketing

28 Braintree Automotive Supply, Inc CMB Marketing

30a Racer's Equipment Warehouse Inc AAM Parts Pro

37 Automotive Supply Associates Inc Heavy Duty America, APA (Delta III)

38 Burlington County Auto Parts Inc CMB Marketing/AIM, POJA

40 Speed Equipment Corporation APS (American Parts System), et ano.

43b Perry's Auto P/Chicopee Autom W AIM/CMB, APA (Automotive Parts Assoc.)

46 Automotive Warehouse Inc. of L CMB Marketing

47 WAL, Inc. Pronto, Tri-State

49a Cash Automotive, Inc. Ace Hardware

51b Prevatte Auto Supply, Inc. CMB Marketing

55 Owensby Auto Parts, Inc. CMB Marketing

56 Easton Electrical Devices, Inc. IWDI (Auto Pride)

58 Paga, Inc. All Pro

60 Avenue Auto Parts, Inc. AIM (Automotive Information Management)

62 Gemini of Westmont, Inc. AIM, CMB Marketing, POJA

67a Midwest Warehouse Corporation Pronto

71 Marty's Auto Supply, Inc. AIM/CMB Marketing

76 Mader Automotive Center, Inc. Auto Value/Big A Auto Parts

88 Associate Jobbers Warehouse Auto Parts Professional, Automobile Parts Alliance

95 Buckeye Auto Parts, Inc. Eagle Nation; National Pronto Association

97b Thrifty Auto Supply, Inc. National Pronto

103m Warehouse Service Co., Inc. Pronto

110 Central Automotive Whse Inc. IWDI (Auto Pride)

117 Manny's Auto Supply, Inc. CMB Marketing/Undercar America

121 Paramount Auto Parts, Inc. AIM

127 Auto Parts Discount Center Inc. AIM, CMB Marketing

136 McAlhaney Enterprises, Inc. CMB Marketing

140 Superior Bumper Products, Inc. CMB Marketing

143 Parts Pro Warehouse, Inc. Trustar Inc.

Appendix D to the 2nd Amended Complaint is in a Separate Volume Appendix 

 Additional Competitive Details about Plaintiffs/Defendants (consisting of 85 pages) 

Appendix E to the 2nd Amended Complaint 

Specific Purchases by Plaintiffs w Corresponding Data about Defendants' Retail Offer of Same Item


(consisting of 9 pages, attached hereto, as pages E1-E9)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

CV 00 0953 (DRH)

PROOF OF SERVICE

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COALITION FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, LLC., Plaintiffs,

-against-

AUTOZONE, INC., Defendants.

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I, Carl E. Person, an attorney duly authorized to practice in the State of New York, do hereby affirm that the following is true under the penalty of perjury pursuant to CPLR 2106:

I am not a party to this action, am over 18 years of age, and on November 9, 2001, I served a true copy of the foregoing 2ND AMENDED COMPLAINT dated November 9, 2001 on the attorneys for the respective defendants, by mailing of the same to said attorneys as follows: (1) John A. Herfort, Esq., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 200 Park Avenue, New York NY 10166-0193 (Attorneys for Defendant CSK); (2) Edward C. LaRose, Esq., Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, F, P.O. Box 1102, Tampa FL 33601-1102 (Attorneys for Defendant Discount Auto); (3) Glenn A. Mitchell, Esq., Stein, Mitchell & Mezines, 1100 Connecticut Ave., NW-Ste 1100, Washington DC 20036(Attorneys for Defendant O'Reilly); (4) Bruce J. Prager, Esq., Latham & Watkins, 885 Third Ave. - Suite 1000, New York NY 10022-4802 (Attorneys for Defendant AutoZone); (5) Irving Scher, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP , 767 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10153 (Attorneys for Defendant Wal-Mart); (6) Jon B. Comstock, Esq., Senior Corporate Litigation Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 Bentonville AR 72726 (Attorney for Defendant Wal-Mart); (7) Lee H. Simowitz, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington Square, Suite 1100, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20036 (Attorneys for Defendant Advance Auto); (8) Kevin Oddo, Esq., Flippin Densmore Morse Rutherford, 1800 First Union Tower-Drawer 1200, Roanoke VA 24006 (Attorneys for Defendant Advance Auto); (9) Laurence Z. Shiekman, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, Philadelphia PA 19103 (Attorneys for Defendant Keystone); and (10) William H. Rooney, Esq., Willkie Farr & Gallagher, The Equitable Center, 787 Seventh Ave., New York NY 10019 (Attorneys for Defendant Pep Boys).

Dated: New York, New York
..........November 9, 2001

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Carl E. Person

[End of Exhibits and End of 2nd Amended Complaint]