As alleged in the Complaint, Masonite Corp. and Jeld-Wen, Inc. conspired to fix the prices of interior molded doors (closet and bathroom doors) from at least October 24, 2012 through the present. Interior molded doors are a type of interior door made by sandwiching a wood frame and a hollow or solid core between two door skins composed of a high density fibrous mat and formed into a raised panel design. The interior molded door is the most popular type of interior door in North America.
It is alleged that between 2001 and 2012, Jeld-Wen and Masonite began to eliminate competition by acquiring a number of smaller interior door manufacturers. Additionally, each of the companies sought to eliminate competition by stopping their long standing practice of supplying door skins to smaller interior door manufacturers. It is alleged that these anticompetitive actions have allowed each company to charge supra-competitive prices for interior molded doors.
A copy of the filed Complaint can be reviewed here: Doors Indirect Purchaser Complaint
If you purchased interior molded doors indirectly (from a distributor or retailer) in the following states, AZ, CA, DC, FL, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV or WI and you would like to learn more about this action, contact us today!