Class Members Eligible for the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Settlement:
All persons or entities that purchased flexible polyurethane foam (but excluding molded foam) directly from Defendants and/or their co-conspirators from January 1, 1999 to July 31, 2010 for purchase from or delivery into the United States. Excluded from the Class are governmental entities, Defendants, their co-conspirators, and their officers, employees, agents, representatives, parents, subsidiaries and affiliates.
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation Settlement Case History:
The Defendants in this case are certain manufacturers of Flexible Polyurethane Foam. Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, stabilize, or maintain the prices and allocate territories or customers of Flexible Polyurethane Foam. Plaintiffs allege that this conspiracy caused direct purchasers to pay more for Flexible Polyurethane Foam than they would have otherwise paid. Defendants deny plaintiffs’ conspiracy allegations, that they did anything wrong, and/or that direct purchasers paid more for Flexible Polyurethane Foam. The Court has not decided who is right. At trial, the lawyers for the Certification Class will have to prove their claims.
The Court has certified a class in this lawsuit. In so doing, the Court has not ruled on the underlying merits of any of the claims or defenses made by either side in this case. Plaintiffs previously settled with Defendants Vitafoam Inc. and Vitafoam Products Canada Limited (the “Vitafoam Defendants”); Domfoam International Inc. and Valle Foam Industries (1995) Inc. (the “Domfoam Defendants”); Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (“Leggett & Platt”), and Carpenter Co., E. R. Carpenter, L.P., and Carpenter Holdings, Inc. (collectively, “Carpenter”). Plaintiffs in this class action have also reached six separate settlements with Defendants FFP Holdings, LLC (“FFP”), Foamex Innovations, Inc. (“FXI”), Future Foam, Inc. (“Future Foam”), Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (“Hickory Springs”), Mohawk Industries, Inc. (“Mohawk”), and Woodbridge Foam Corporation, Woodbridge Sales & Engineering, Inc., and Woodbridge Foam Fabricating, Inc. (these entities together, “Woodbridge”).
This is the third group of settlements in this case to proceed to the Claim Administration process.
What is Flexible Polyurethane Foam?
As used herein, “Flexible Polyurethane Foam” includes “slabstock” flexible polyurethane foam (also known as “block” foam), fabricated or converted foam products made from “slabstock” flexible polyurethane foam and carpet underlay (also known as “carpet cushion,” “carpet pad” or “carpet padding”) manufactured from polyurethane foam, but does not include “molded” foam (also known as “engineered” foam) or “rigid” foam (also known as “technical” foam). Flexible Polyurethane Foam is widely used for cushioning and insulation in a wide variety of goods. These include but are not limited to: furniture, mattresses, packaging, flooring, and motor vehicles. While there are many different uses for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, the uses generally can be grouped into three main product segments: (1) block foam, also known as slabstock foam, which is typically poured and then fabricated in a variety of ways for use in such products as furniture cushions and mattresses; (2) carpet underlay, which is typically made primarily from scrap flexible polyurethane foam; and (3) engineered, or molded, foam, which is manufactured by injecting chemicals into a mold to create foam in a particular shape, and is often fabricated for use in, among other things, automobile products. Flexible Polyurethane Foam as used in this Class Action includes only the first two categories of foam. It does not include finished, retail-ready consumer products. Flexible Polyurethane Foam also does not include “rigid” (or “technical”) foam, which is primarily used in construction for insulation products.
Who are the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Settlement Defentants?
All Defendants have now settled. The Defendants in this case are FFP Holdings LLC (formerly known as Flexible Foam Products, Inc.); FXI – Foamex Innovations, Inc.; Future Foam, Inc.; Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company; Mohawk Industries Inc.; Woodbridge Foam Corporation; Woodbridge Sales & Engineering, Inc.; Woodbridge Foam Fabricating, Inc.; Carpenter, Leggett & Platt; the Vitafoam Defendants and Domfoam Defendants.
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