Who is a Class Member
The DuPont Titanium Paint Price-Fixing class action settlement provides benefits for the following two Classes:
Injunctive Relief National Settlement Class: “All purchasers in the United States of Architectural Paint for personal use and not for resale containing, in some form, Titanium Dioxide manufactured by one or more of the Defendants or co-conspirators, or any predecessors, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates thereof from January 1, 2002 until December 13, 2017.”
Damages Settlement Class: “All purchasers who either: (1) purchased Architectural Paint from a seller in a Damages State, or (2) who reside in a Damages State and purchased Architectural Paint in the United States, provided that in either case the Architectural Paint purchased was for personal use and not for resale containing, in some form, Titanium Dioxide manufactured by one or more of the Defendants or co-conspirators, or any predecessors, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates thereof from January 1, 2002 until December 13, 2017.
The Damages States include: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
If the paint was bought for resale, it is not included in this settlement.
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Each qualifying Claimant who submits a valid and timely claim form is expected to receive a cash payment of $0.76 per gallon of paint.
Proof of Purchase
- Claimants will need to provide the following information on their claim form:
- Number of Gallons Purchased
- Approximate Date of Purchase
- Purchase State
- State Resided in at Time of Purchase
You do not need to submit your original Purchase Receipt or other Proof of Purchase; however, failure to include these could result in the reduction of your claim if it exceeds 10 gallons of paint.
DuPont Titanium Paint Price-Fixing Settlement Notes
- Jan Harrison, et al. v. DuPont, et al.,
- Case No. 5:13-cv-01180-BLF
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
A group of plaintiffs across the country brought this class action lawsuit against Dupont, Huntsman, Kronos, and Millennium Inorganic Chemicals alleging the companies unlawfully engaged in a price-fixing scheme for Titanium Dioxide, a primary ingredient in Architectural Paint. Architectural paint includes any paint you would have used to paint something around your home or business, such as walls, floors, ceilings, or some other surfaces inside or outside.
According to court documents, the defendants are accused of violating antitrust laws and conspiring to make the price of Titanium Dioxide higher in order to restrain competition. These actions resulted in consumers paying more than they should have for Architectural Paint products.
DuPont and the other named defendants deny they did anything illegal or that paint prices for consumers changed as a result of the price of titanium dioxide changing, up or down, but agreed to settle the case for $3.5 million. Complete details about the case and settlement can be found on the Titanium Paint Price-Fixing Settlement website.
The DuPont Titanium Paint Price-Fixing class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 13, 2017. Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by June 15, 2018. Class members who wish to receive a cash payment from the settlement must submit their claim form on or before June 15, 2018.
- 6/15/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 6/15/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 8/16/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 p.m. PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.TitaniumPaintSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Titanium Dioxide Paint Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 1571, West Palm Beach, FL 33402
- Phone: 1-877-388-5623
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Don Barrett of Barrett Law Group PA
- Jonathon W. Cuneo of Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca LLP