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Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle multidistrict litigation involving allegations that some of its Chinese-made laminate flooring contained excessive levels of formaldehyde and that its flooring was not as durable as the company promised.

If you purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators between Jan. 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015, you may be entitled to benefits from the laminate flooring class action settlement.

The proposed Lumber Liquidators settlement will resolve two lawsuits, one of which alleged the Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring contained excessive formaldehyde levels and the other alleging the flooring failed to meet the industry standards for durability and scratch-resistance.

The plaintiffs claim that Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators contained a dangerously high level of formaldehyde that made it unsuitable for use in a residence. They also claim that the flooring failed to properly adhere to the surface to which it was applied, causing it to buckle.

Lumber Liquidators was hit with more than 100 lawsuits following a March 2015 broadcast of “60 Minutes” that revealed Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators allegedly contained six to seven times the amount of formaldehyde allowed under U.S. law.



Formaldehyde is a carcinogen, and exposure to the substance can cause headaches, nausea, and/or irritation of the eyes, nose and throat.

Lumber Liquidators denies the allegations but agreed to settle the laminate flooring class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.

The Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring settlement received preliminary approval in June 2018.

Class Members who would like to opt out of or object to the Lumber Liquidators settlement must do so no later than Sept. 4, 2018.

Who’s Eligible

You may be a Class Member of the Lumber Liquidators settlement if you are a person in the United States who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring (that was labeled “Made in China”) from Lumber Liquidators between Jan. 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015.



Formaldehyde Class: Includes Class Members who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2010.

Durability Class: Includes Class Members who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators from Jan. 1, 2011 through May 31, 2015.

Potential Award

Varies, depending on whether you are a member of the Formaldehyde Class or the Durability Class.

Members of the Formaldehyde Class may receive a payment of up to $50 (depending on how many claims are approved) and Members of the Durability Class will be entitled to a portion of their purchase price, either paid in cash or a Lumber Liquidators voucher.

Class Members who belong to both the Formaldehyde Class and the Durability Class may submit claims for both benefits. NOTE: Settlement awards will be allocated on a pro rata basis depending on the total number of approved claims and the type of claims submitted.



Proof of Purchase

Class Members must provide documentation showing they purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators between Jan. 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

10/20/2018   UPDATED

NOTE: A PDF version of the Claim Form is available for download here

Case Name

In re: Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:15-md-02627 (AJT/TRJ), and In re: Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Durability Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 1:16-md-02743 (AJT/TRJ), in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division

Final Hearing

10/3/2018

UPDATE: The Lumber Liquidators Flooring Class Action Settlement was granted final approval on October 9, 2018. Let Top Class Actions know when you receive a check in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: On November 8, 2018, a notice of appeal was filed to the Lumber Liquidators Flooring Class Action Settlement Claims will not be paid until all appeals are exhausted.  We appreciate your ongoing patience. Top Class Actions will continue to provide updates as we learn more.  

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Laminate Settlement
Settlement Administrator – Angeion Group
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-855-728-9632
LaminateSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

Class Counsel

COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL PLLC
COTCHETT PITRE & MCCARTHY LLP
HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
ROBERTSON & ASSOCIATES LLP
WHITFIELD BRYSON & MASON LLP
AHDOOT & WOLFSON PC

Defense Counsel

Diane P. Flannery
MCGUIREWOODS LLP

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158 Comments

  • Mary Lewison January 18, 2020

    Haven’t heard a thing…since then have purchased more flooring from LL. I heard the checks are very tiny after all the lawyers and big wigs take their share. What a greedy world we live in.

    • Jill D'Avello January 26, 2020

      No one should purchase their cheap flooring ever, What a scam they are!
      its all cheap. bows bends fades scrapes falls apart. Worse decision we ever made was trusting the quality of their flooring, its absolute garbage

  • Rachael Linton January 8, 2020

    Still waiting, and finding it difficult to understand WHY THE LAST UPDATE WAS NOVEMBER 2018!! Come on now lawyers – keep your clients updated – after all it is us CUSTOMERS that keep you employed in this case and I have no doubt that you are receiving your payments on time – so at least keep us updated.

    • Deb January 12, 2020

      Me either…still waiting and want to finish my floors ASAP!

    • Denise Cordo January 14, 2020

      We are still waiting for a check too! It said checks would be sent!

    • Cyndy January 15, 2020

      Still waiting. I was wondering if I missed seeing a payout in the mail.

      • Camellia C Reece January 18, 2020

        I having either I spend over 3,000.00 and I have been waiting. I filed something like 3 years ago.. wondering if I need to update something.

  • Ken November 28, 2019

    I paid 2750.00 for my flooring and I’m waiting patiently for my share of the settlement. It’s taking forever.

  • Ginger November 20, 2019

    I still have not received anything and paid over $1500 or flooring. I would really like to get my floors replaced soon….where is the settlement payments? It appears nobody has received anything. The case is marked closed so where is the money?

  • Kim November 14, 2019

    Still waiting

  • Monte & Amy Shepard November 6, 2019

    It’s been over a year since I filed this claim. Would like to know when this will get settled. I want this floor out of my house. Not only due to the formaldehyde but it’s falling apart!!!!

  • Helen Watson October 17, 2019

    I’m still waiting I bought this product for my hold house beening a senior citizen I been having ing health problems, Couldn’t afford to have to remove this trouble product.

    • RHONDA K MOREE November 12, 2019

      I bought this for my whole house and have had to replace it . I need my settlement check to help cover the cost, when are the settlement checks going to be issued?

  • Helen Washington October 14, 2019

    I spent 1575.00 on this flooring and want some of my money back They want us to forget all about it

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