The funds will be split between thousands of dealers across dozens of states that do not bar claims from middlemen.

Thousands of dealerships will soon receive compensation from dozens of global parts suppliers accused of colluding to inflate parts prices.

Franchise dealers in 29 states and Washington DC will split $335 million, representing around a third of the $1 billion total set aside so far, according to an Automotive News report.

Dealers in the other 21 states are said to be left out, barred by state laws that prohibit claims from middlemen.

Attorneys representing plaintiffs suggest compensation to dealers will depend on the size of dealers, sales volume, brands and models sold by each dealership.

The scandal covers decades of parts sales from suppliers in Asia and Europe, with 47 different companies charged by Department of Justice antitrust regulators.