Polyurethane Foam Products Indirect Purchaser Settlement

July 22, 2024
1:10-md-02196 US District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Overview

Manufacturers of polyurethane foam were accused of colluding to fix prices of polyurethane foam and polyurethane foam products. Polyurethane foam is used for cushioning and insulation in residential and commercial furnishing, bedding and flooring. In April 2013 Vitafoam and Vitafoam Products Canada agreed to pay over $10 million to claimants. A previous $148 million settlement for direct purchasers was approved and had a filing deadline of January 26, 2015.

Flexible Polyurethane Foam is described as:

Upholstered furniture, such as a sofa with foam cushions
Carpet underlay, such as carpet padding or carpet cushion
Bedding product, such as mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows

Class

Persons and entities that indirectly purchased flexible polyurethane foam in the US from a store or company other than from the defendants from January 1, 1999 through August 1, 2015. Indirectly means not for resale. The purchase(s) must have been made in any of the eligible states below.

The Eligible States

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia​​

Defendants

  • A-Z Sponge & Foam Products Ltd.
  • Carpenter Company
  • Carpenter Holdings & ER Carpenter LP
  • Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
  • Flexible Foam Products Inc.
  • Future Foam Inc.
  • FXI-Foamex Innovations Inc.
  • Leggett & Platt Inc.
  • Mohawk Industries
  • Otto Bock Polyurethane Technologies
  • Plastomer Corporation
  • Scottdel Inc.
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • Valle Foam Industries Inc.
  • Vitafoam Inc.
  • Vitafoam Products Canada Ltd.
Settl​eme​nts  
​$151,250,000
​Carpenter Company, Holdings & ER Carpenter LP ​$63,500,000
​Leggett & Platt Inc ​$26,500,000
​Mohawk Industries ​$16,000,000
​Future Foam ​$10,500,000
​Hickory Springs $10,250,000
​FXI-Foamex Innovations ​$9,500,000
​Woodbridge Group ​$9,500,000
​Flexible Foam Products ​$2,750,000
​Vitafoam Inc ​$2,750,000

Filing Deadline: January 9, 2019


Settlement Recovery Group, LLC (“SRG”) is not the official claims administrator, class counsel or any party in the case. SRG is a third party claims filing service that can be hired to file and track claims.​ We specialize in helping companies and small businesses file claims to obtain their fair share of settlement money from class action lawsuits once a settlement has been reached. Our services are voluntary and are not required to file a claim; claimants may file a no-cost claim on their own. This summary is for informational purposes only and is based on SRG’s review of publicly available case documents. Official information can be found on the case website and on the court docket. This summary is not and should not be construed as legal, tax, or other professional advice.

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