During the class notice period, Class Counsel provided class members with ranges of recovery that customers might expect to receive if they participated in the settlement. These ranges, based upon past settlement data, stated that if a class member selected the cash option, he or she could expect about 20% to 56% of the purchase price of the flooring, exclusive of costs of installation, while those who selected the voucher could expect 38%-104% of their purchase price.
With the claims period almost expired, Class Counsel have more information on the estimated benefits. Because of an extremely high participation rate, and a very high rate of selection of the cash award, the estimated benefit for claimants selecting cash is approximately 5.5% of their purchase price. The estimated benefit for those selecting store credit vouchers is 60% of their purchase price, or about $703 on average.
Recognizing that this new information may lead some class members to wish to reconsider their selection, the Court has extended to October 20, 2018 the date by which class members who have enrolled may change their selection from cash to voucher (or vice-versa).
Vouchers may be used for purchase of a new floor, as well as for removal and installation with a Lumber Liquidators installer. The vouchers have limited transferability to family members or nationally recognized charities, and those class members who select the vouchers for a family member should include that person’s name when making their selection. See the Long Form Notice available on the Important Documents page of this website for further information regarding transfer of vouchers.
If you previously filed an online claim, you may log back in to your existing claim to review or edit your benefit selection. If you previously filed a claim by mail, please email the Settlement Administrator at LaminateSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com and include your full name, address and the Claim Number provided in the Notice that was sent to you, along with your updated benefit selection, and the Settlement Administrator will provide you with instructions.
The Court has also set October 20, 2018 as the deadline for those eligible who have not yet enrolled in the settlement to file a claim.
If You purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring (“Class Flooring”) sold by Lumber Liquidators between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015,
You May Qualify to Receive Benefits from a Class Action Settlement
September 4, 2018 – Postmark Deadline to Mail Requests for Exclusion.
September 4, 2018 – Deadline to File Objections with the Court. Postmark Deadline for Mailed Objections.
October 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. – Fairness Hearing.
Extended to October 20, 2018 – Deadline to Submit a Claim Form. Postmark Deadline for mailed Claim Forms.
A proposed Settlement has been reached in class action lawsuits involving Class Flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2015. This settlement does not constitute an admission of liability by the Company of any fault or liability. The parties have agreed to settle these matters to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.
You may be included in one or both of two Settlement Classes if you are a verified purchaser of Class Flooring and submit a Claim Form by clicking here.
The Settlement will provide eligible class members a portion of their purchase price back in cash or a voucher which can be used at Lumber Liquidators. The total value of the Settlement is $36,000,000.00 consisting of $22,000,000 in cash and $14,000,000 in vouchers. In addition to repaying class members, the cash portion will be used to pay attorneys’ fees, costs (including expert fees and costs to administer the settlement), expenses, and service awards to class representatives. The vouchers are transferrable among family members. Please read the entire Notice for further information.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
This is the only way to receive benefits under the Settlement. You may complete and return the claim form attached to the postcard notice if you received one or you can submit a claim online by clicking here. Claims must be submitted no later than the extended deadline of October 20, 2018 if submitted online, and must be postmarked no later than the extended deadline of October 20, 2018 if submitted by mail.
If you opt out, you will not receive any benefits from the Settlement, but you will keep any rights you currently have to separately sue the Defendant for the claims that are the subject of this lawsuit. The deadline to exclude yourself is September 4, 2018.
You may write to the Court and all counsel explaining why you object to the Settlement. Any objection must be filed no later than September 4, 2018. See questions 16 and 17 for additional requirements.
If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement and file an objection meeting the criteria outlined in Question 16, you may ask to speak in Court about the Settlement at the Final Approval Hearing scheduled for October 3, 2018 at 10:00am. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information about excluding yourself from the settlement and objecting to the settlement.
If you do not exclude yourself or submit a timely claim, you will not receive benefits from the Settlement and you will give up any rights you currently have as specified in the Settlement Agreement to separately sue the Defendant for the claims being resolved by the Settlement.
Your rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained in the Notice.
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