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Direct purchasers of interior molded doors (IMDs) who bought from JELD-WEN or Masonite Corp. may be eligible to benefit from a $61.6 million class action settlement resolving allegations of price fixing.

The Class consists of all persons or entities that bought IMDs in the United States directly from either or both defendants at any time between Oct. 19, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2018.

Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit alleged JELD-WEN and Masonite Corp. worked together to fix prices on IMDs, violating U.S. antitrust laws.

IMDs are a type of interior door constructed of a wood frame with a hollow or solid core between two doorskins made of a high-density mat and formed into a raised-panel design, according to the settlement website. This settlement also covers slabs and pre-hung doors.

Direct purchasers are those who buy directly from one or more defendants — as well as their subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related parties — rather than through an intermediary retailer, wholesaler, or distributor, according to Financial Recovery Strategies.

JELD-WEN and Masonite Corp. manufacture IMDs and other products that are available at home-improvement retailers such as The Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Each company is responsible for $30.8 million of the IMD direct purchaser settlement fund.

After attorneys’ fees and other expenses are deducted from the settlement fund, Class Members will receive a pro rata payment based on each valid claimant’s purchase of IMDs from JELD-WEN or Masonite during the Class Period.

Claim forms showing pre-populated amounts were mailed July 26, 2021.

The pre-populated totals on the claim form reflect the net amount after all adjustments are made for shipping, credits, and rebates; supporting documentation to be filed with the claim must also reflect these adjustments. Supporting documentation can include receipts, invoices, other proof of purchase.

Instructions for disputing this amount are included on the claim form.

The exact amount each Class Member will receive will not be determined until all claims have been collected and processed.

The deadlines to object to or opt out of the IMDs settlement have passed.

The claim deadline is Sept. 24, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

The Class consists of all persons or entities that bought IMDs in the United States directly from either or both defendants at any time between Oct. 19, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2018.

Potential Award

Varies

Proof of Purchase

Receipts, invoices, other proof of purchase

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

09/24/2021

Case Name

In Re: Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation, Lead Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-00718-jag in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division

Final Hearing

06/02/2021

Claims Administrator

IMD Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
c/o Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 1327
Blue Bell, PA 19422
questions@directpurchaserimdlitigation.com
800-222-2760

Class Counsel

Michael J. Boni
BONI, ZACK & SNYDER LLC

Jeffrey J. Corrigan
SPECTOR ROSEMAN & KODROFF PC

Defense Counsel

JELD-WEN’s Counsel
Craig S. Primis
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

Masonite’s Counsel
Nathan P. Eimer
EIMER STAHL

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2 Comments

  • Cedric Nash September 16, 2021

    Add me please

  • RR August 15, 2021

    Any idea when distribution will begin?

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