Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay up to $30 million to resolve claims that their bamboo flooring is defective and prone to damage.
The settlement will benefit Class Member consumers who purchased Lumber Liquidators Morning Star Strand Bamboo flooring between Jan. 1, 2012 and March 15, 2019.
Plaintiffs filed their Lumber Liquidators class action lawsuit in December 2014, alleging that the company sold defective Morning Star Bamboo flooring products. According to the class action, the flooring was prone to damage such as warping, splitting, shrinking and splintering.
The flooring provider reportedly refused to take responsibility for the defective products. Instead, the damage was allegedly blamed on the plaintiffs and the flooring installer. Consumers were forced to pay for repairing or replacing the defective bamboo flooring, according to the plaintiffs.
Lumber Liquidators has not admitted to any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the claims against them. The settlement includes $14 million in cash, $14 million in-store vouchers and an additional $2 million in vouchers to be provided if a seven percent claim rate is reached.
Eligible consumers can receive a pro rata award from the settlement, although exact amounts will depend on the flooring purchase price.
If consumers are experiencing warping, cupping, buckling, scratching, cracking, delaminating, splintering, deteriorating or gapping with their flooring, they may be eligible for additional payments to cover repair costs. Photographs of damage, contractor’s bids and other documentation may be required for additional payments.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members need to file a valid claim form by July 15, 2020. The deadline for exclusion is March 2, 2020. The deadline for objection is May 21, 2020. The final approval hearing for the Lumber Liquidators settlement is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2020.
Consumers who purchased Lumber Liquidators Morning Star Strand Bamboo flooring between Jan. 1, 2012 and March 15, 2019.
Two levels of compensation including cash payments and vouchers:
- Compensation Level One: A pro rata cash payment or vouchers based on the amount of flooring purchased; available for all claimants;
- Compensation Level Two: A pro rata cash payment or vouchers based on the repair cost of damaged flooring; available to claimants whose flooring is warping, cupping, buckling, scratching, cracking, delaminating, splintering, deteriorating or gapping.
Proof of Purchase
Photographs, contractors bids and other documentation is required for Level Two compensation.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
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Claim Form Deadline
Gold, et al. v. Lumber Liquidators Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-05373, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Gold v. Lumber Liquidators Inc.
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