If your company purchased a product that contains Flexible Polyurethane Foam during the period from January 1, 1999 through August 1, 2015, such as a mattress, couch or carpet padding, you may be entitled to a significant settlement from this class action suit.
Class Action Case: In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, 10-MD-2196
Court Approved Website: www.polyfoamclassaction.com
Current Settlement Amount: $151.25 million
Claim Submission Deadline: February 29, 2016
Case Summary: Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants conspired to allocate markets and fix prices of flexible polyurethane foam used in bedding, carpet underlay, and upholstered furniture. Thus, it is alleged that individuals and entities paid more for such products than they would have otherwise paid. Although the Court has not ruled on the underlying merits of the case, defendants have entered into settlements with the plaintiffs.
Settlement Class Members: Businesses that bought, not for resale, any upholstered furniture (for example, a sofa with foam cushions), or carpet underlay (also known as carpet padding or carpet cushion), or bedding product (for example, mattresses, mattress toppers, or pillows) containing flexible polyurethane foam that was manufactured in the United States. For purposes of this class action “product” is defined to include only carpet underlay, bedding, and upholstered furniture.
The products must have been purchased in one 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.
Indirect Purchaser: You are included in the Settlement Classes only if you purchased flexible polyurethane foam “indirectly,” meaning (1) you did not purchase flexible polyurethane foam directly from any of the Defendants, but instead bought a product from a store or company other than one of the Defendants that incorporated flexible polyurethane foam made by one of the Defendants and (2) only if you purchased the product not for resale to another person or entity.
Defendants: The Defendant companies include: Carpenter Co., Domfoam International, Inc., FFP Holdings LLC (f/k/a Flexible Foam Products, LLC and f/k/a Flexible Foam Products, Inc.), FXI Holdings, Inc., Future Foam, Inc., Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Mohawk Industries, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Scottdel Inc., Valle Foam Industries, Inc., Vitafoam Products Canada Limited, Vitafoam, Inc., Woodbridge Foam Corporation, Woodbridge Sales & Engineering, Inc., and Woodbridge Foam Fabricating, Inc.