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Jeld-Wen, Masonite Interior Molded Doors Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Jeld-Wen, Inc. and Masonite Corporation are joining in a settlement alleging they conspired to artificially raise the price of interior molded doors (IMDs). Each company will be paying $9,750,000, for a total of nearly $20 million. The complaint alleged that, as a result of the companies’ conspiracy, consumers and businesses who bought the doors indirectly, and not for resale, may have paid more than they should have.

IMDs are doors made by sandwiching a wood frame and a hollow or solid core between molded doorskins, as opposed to making the door from solid wood. The product at issue in this case are standalone IMDs, which are sold individually and not as part of a larger product (such as a home) and not as part of a service (such as the installation of a door).

Docket Number:

3:18-cv-00850-JAG

Company: Masonite Corporation

Filing Deadline: June 25, 2021

Class Period: March 1, 2014 to September 4, 2020

Objection Deadline: June 2, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: June 2, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: July 13, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you want to make a claim for more than three standalone IMDs, you must provide proof of purchase. See the claim form for details. If you are making a claim for three or fewer standalone IMDs, you do not need to provide proof at this time, but you should keep any documentation that you have. The Settlement Administrator may request it at a later date.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, between March 1, 2014 and September 4, 2020, you indirectly bought a standalone IMD not for resale in the states listed below, and while you lived in (for an individual claimant) or having your principal place of business in (for a business claimant) in one of the states below, that were made or sold by Jen-Weld or Masonite.

The states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Buying “indirectly” means you bought the door from someone other than Jen-Weld or Masonite, such as from Home Depot or a lumberyard.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The estimated minimum payment per claim is at least $25 (per claim, not per door). However, final amounts will be based on a number of factors, including the number of valid claims received, and will be distributed according to a plan of allocation.

Total Settlement Amount: $19,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $56,000 total

Law Firms:
Gustafson Gluek PLLC
Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc.
Robins Kaplan LLP

Claim Form: Jeld-Wen, Masonite Interior Molded Doors Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Interior Molded Doors Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation.

Settlement Website: Jeld-Wen, Masonite Interior Molded Doors Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Postlethwaite & Netterville

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Interior Molded Doors Settlement
c/o Postlethwaite & Netterville
P.O. Box 4147
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
1-844-964-2884
info@InteriorMoldedDoorSettlement.com

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices