IMD Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
Plaintiffs allege that JELD-WEN, Inc. and Masonite Corporation (collectively “Defendants”) conspired to fix prices of interior molded doors, or “IMDs,” in the United States, in violation of the United States antitrust laws. IMDs are a type of interior door made by sandwiching a wood frame and a hollow or solid core between two door skins. For purposes of this Settlement, IMDs include slabs, which may be sold as a single slab or as “bi folds,” as well as pre hung doors, which consist of an IMD slab affixed to a door frame. A Settlement has been reached with Defendants, which have agreed to pay $61,600,000 ($30,800,000 each) into a Settlement Fund. Defendants deny they are liable for any of the claims asserted against them but have agreed to settle to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.
The proposed settlement class (the “Settlement Class”) consists of all persons or entities that purchased IMDs in the United States directly from either or both Defendants at any time from October 19, 2014 to December 31, 2018. The only exceptions are if you are affiliated with either of the Defendants, a federal government entity, or an immediate relative of the Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr., the judge presiding over this litigation, or a member of his staff.