Container Board Products - Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Did you purchase Corrugated Container Board products such as Boxes and other containers, Linerboard, Corrugated Medium or Corrugated Sheets between February 15, 2004 and November 8, 2010?

You may be eligible to receive a substantial payment from a Settlement.

Background Information

Plaintiffs are alleging that defendants and their co-conspirators engaged in an agreement, combination, or conspiracy to fix, raise, elevate, maintain, or stabilize prices of Containerboard products sold in interstate commerce in the United States.

Containerboard, which includes both liner board and corrugated medium, is the principal raw material used to manufacture corrugated products such as boxes and other types of corrugated containers. Liner board is used as the facings to which corrugated medium is fluted and laminated to produce sheets. The containerboard sheets are subsequently printed, cut, folded and glued to produce corrugated products.

Containerboard Products includes corrugated sheets and corrugated products including boxes and other containers.

Settlement Total
$367,400,000
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
2/16/04 - through 11/9/10
Eligible Purchase Dates
Deadline
TBD
Deadline

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: TBD


Products which may qualify+

Corrugated Sheets, Corrugated Products, Corrugated Boxes, Corrugated Containers


Defendants+

Cascades, Inc.

Domtar Corporation

Georgia Pacific LLC

International Paper

Norampac Inc.

Packaging Corporation of America

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

Temple-Inland, Inc.

Weyerhaeuser Company


Direct purchaser class+

All Persons who purchased Containerboard products directly from any of the Defendants or their subsidiaries or affiliates for use or delivery in the United States from at least as early as August 2005 until the present.

Specifically excluded from this Class are the Defendants; the officers, directors or employees of any Defendant; any entity in which any Defendant has a controlling interest; and any affiliate, legal representative, air or a sign of any Defendant. Also excluded from this Class are any federal, state or local governmental entities, any judicial officer presiding over this action and the members of his/her immediate family and judicial staff, and any juror assigned to this action.


Settlement details+

Packaging Corp of America: $17,600,000

Norampac: $4,800,000

International Paper Co. $345,000,000

Disclaimer

Client is aware that claim forms are not yet available from the Class Administrator. When claim forms do become available, class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, buy may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period.

 

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