UPDATE: Distribution of Settlement awards to timely, valid claims began on April 18, 2022. If you elected to receive payment through a paper check, please allow 21 days for delivery. If you have any issues, please email info@InteriorMoldedDoorSettlement.com. A list of timely, valid claims, as designated by Settlement Claim ID, can be found within Exhibit A of the “Motion to Authorize Distribution of the Settlement Fund” on the Documents page of the Settlement website.
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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|If you submit a written objection, you may ask to speak in Court about your opinion of the Settlement Agreement.