Interior Molded Door Price Fixing
In 2018, JELD-WEN was found to have violated federal antitrust law and, along with Masonite, now face allegations of price-fixing. We want to talk to homeowners that bought interior molded doors for their home after October 24, 2012. These doors can be bought at any of the big box stores. If you bought one of these doors, you may have paid too much, and we may be able to help you get your money back. Fill out a free case review form or call us at 1.800.887.8029 to find out if you have a claim.
Federal laws and regulations protect consumers and businesses from large companies gaining an unfair competitive advantage within the market. In this case, two major door manufacturers that control roughly 85 percent of the interior molded door market and universal control of a key component for those doors allegedly conspired to raise prices, even though production costs have decreased. This alleged collusion attempts to take advantage of consumers through price-fixing in violation of antitrust laws.
What Are Interior Molded Doors
Interior molded doors are hollow-core doors constructed from a wood frame with a plywood or hardwood surface and filled with rigid cardboard to maintain their shape. These doors can be stained but are most commonly painted. The major benefits of these doors are their lightweight design and lower cost.
How Do I Know If I Have Interior Molded Doors
If you are unsure whether you have interior molded doors, here are a few ways to see without damaging your doors:
- Check receipts – If you bought them yourself or had them professionally installed, look for the phrase “molded door” describing the product.
- Check the weight – Solid core doors are much heavier than hollow core ones and will therefore be more difficult to move. Swing the door open and shut a few times. If it feels light and swings easily, it is likely hollow core.
- Knock on it – If it sounds hollow, it probably is.
How We Can Help
If you purchased interior molded doors after October 24, 2012, call us at 1.800.887.8029 to learn how we may be able to help you get money back. You can also submit a free online case review form. Zimmerman Reed is experienced in handling antitrust claims for consumers and we welcome your questions.