Direct purchasers may be entitled to compensation as a result of this litigation.
This lawsuit alleges that the Defendants, JELD-WEN Inc and Masonite Corporation, 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 doorskins composed of a high-density fibrous mat and formed into a raised panel design. For purposes of the $56 million settlement, IMDS include slabs, which may be sold as a single slab or as “bifolds," as well as pre-hung doors, which consist of an IMD slab affixed to a door frame. Defendants have agreed to pay a total of $61,600,000 ($30,800,000 each). A portion of these funds will be used to pay the costs associated with notifying potential members of the class of the settlement, litigation expenses and attorneys fees. Class members would receive a pro rata portion of what remains after these costs are paid, based on the dollar amounts of such claimants' purchases of IMDS from Defendants between October 19, 2014 and December 31, 2018. A valid and timely claim must be filed to participate in the settlement.