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Flexible Polyfoam Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This class action alleges that producers of flexible polyurethane foam conspired to raise the prices and allocate markets for the material and for products made from it, including bedding, carpet underlay, and furniture.

Docket Number:

10‑MD-2196

Filing Deadline: February 29, 2016

Class Period: January 1, 1999 to August 1, 2015

Objection Deadline: November 13, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: November 25, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 15, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

Claims over $100,000 must submit documentation of purchases. Smaller claims may or may not be asked to provide supporting information or documentation.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if:

  • you bought any upholstered furniture, carpet underlay, or bedding product containing flexible polyurethane foam;
  • that was made in the US;
  • between January 1, 1999 and August 1 2015;
  • in any of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin or the District of Columbia.

The lawsuit involves a number of manufacturers, but the products must have been bought from them indirectly (that is, not from these companies themselves but from another store or supplier). You must also have bought the products for you own use and not for resale.

The court previously reached settlements with two of the companies. Nine more settlements have now been reached, and class members with proofs of claims may be eligible for payments from all nine settlements.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits will be calculated according to a plan of allocation to be decided by the court.

Total Settlement Amount: $151,250,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$285,000 in total

Claim Form: Polyfoam Claim Website

Case Name: In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
A.B. Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation

c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.

P.O. Box 170500

Milwaukee, WI 53217

Toll-Free: 1-866-302-7323

Tags: Collusion & Price Fixing, Defective Home Appliance, Furniture