UPDATE: On July 27, 2021, the District Court issued an Order finally Certifying the Class and granting Final Approval of the Settlement. All claims are currently in the review process, and submission of a claim does not guarantee compensation. Payment of approved claims will begin when the review process is completed. This website will be updated once payments are issued.

A class action lawsuit alleges that JELD-WEN, Inc. (“JELD-WEN”) and Masonite Corporation (“Masonite”)  participated in a conspiracy to artificially raise prices of Interior Molded Doors (IMDs). IMDs are a type of interior door made through a process of sandwiching a wood frame and hollow or solid core between two molded doorskins, rather than making the entire door from solid wood. IMDs include, for example, slabs, which may be sold as a single slab or as “bifolds.” IMDs also include pre-hung IMDs, which consist of an IMD slab affixed to a door frame.

You are a Settlement Class Member if at any time from March 1, 2014 through September 4, 2020 you indirectly purchased a Standalone IMD not for resale in, or while (1) residing in or (2) as to businesses, having the principal place of business located in, an Indirect Purchaser State at the time of purchase that were manufactured or sold by one of the Settling Defendants.

“Not for resale” means you did not purchase the Standalone IMD to sell as a Standalone IMD to another individual or business. For example, an individual who purchased a Standalone IMD at The Home Depot and installs the door in her house did not purchase the Standalone IMD for resale. Likewise, a contractor who purchased a Standalone IMD to install in a client’s home did not purchase the Standalone IMD for resale. The contractor is not selling the Standalone IMD; but rather is selling his services of which the Standalone IMD is a component. In contrast, a lumber yard that purchases Standalone IMDs from a distributor and then resells those Standalone IMDs to its customers is purchasing for resale and is not a Settlement Class Member.

A “Standalone Interior Molded Door” is an IMD that is not incorporated as part of a larger product (such as the purchase of a home) or service (such as the installation of the door in a home).

“Indirectly” means you bought the Standalone Interior Molded Door from someone other than one of the Settling Defendants (e.g., you purchased a Standalone IMD at The Home Depot or a lumber yard).

“Indirect Purchaser States” means the following states: 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.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Description

Do Nothing

No Deadline

Receive no payment.

You will be included in the Settlement Class, but you will not receive a payment. You will give up your rights to sue the Settling Defendants about the claims in this case. You also will be bound by any decisions by the Court relating to the Settlement Agreement.

Submit a Claim

Deadline Passed

Receive a payment as part of the Settlement Class.

This is the only way to get a payment from the Settlement. You can submit a valid and timely claim form online or by mail (as described in Question 9 of the FAQ page). If you do not submit a claim, you will not receive a settlement payment.

Exclude Yourself or Opt Out

Deadline Passed

Remove yourself from the Settlement Class, and receive no payment.

You will not be included in the Settlement Class if you exclude yourself. You will receive no benefits or payments from the settlement, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Settling Defendants about the claims described in the Settlement Agreement.

Object to the Settlement

Deadline Passed

Remain in the Settlement Class, but explain why the Settlement is unfair or inadequate. 

If you do not exclude yourself, you can write to the Court explaining why you disagree with the Settlement Agreement, the Plan of Allocation, or any request by Settlement Class for attorneys’ fees, reimbursement of expenses, or service awards for the Class Representatives.

Attend the Fairness Hearing

Deadline Passed

If you submit a written objection, you may ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement Agreement.

Dates and Deadlines

Objection Deadline
Received by
June 2, 2021

 Exclusion Deadline
Received by
June 2, 2021

Claim Deadline
Online or Postmarked by
June 25, 2021

Fairness Hearing
10:00 AM on
July 26, 2021