Who is a Class Member
Class members of the Containerboard Products Price-Fixing Scheme Settlement include direct purchasers of containerboard products from International Paper, Temple-Inland, Weyerhaeuser, WestRock, Georgia-Pacific, Packaging Corporation of America, and Cascades Canada between February 15, 2004 and November 8, 2010.
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Settlement funds will be dispersed according to the total amount of containerboard products purchased during the applicable class period.
Proof of Purchase
To qualify for payment, Claimants will need to submit proof of the total amount of linerboard and medium purchased, the total amount of corrugated sheets, corrugated boxes, and other corrugated containerboard products purchased from the Defendants.
Containerboard Price-Fixing Scheme Settlement Notes
- Kleen Products LLC, et al. v. International Paper Co., et al.
- Case No. 1:10-cv-05711
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that International Paper, Temple-Inland, Weyerhaeuser, WestRock, Georgia-Pacific, Packaging Corporation of America, and Cascades Canada engaged in a scheme to fix the prices of containerboard products. This alleged price-fixing scheme drove up the prices of containerboard products, causing direct purchasers to pay more than they would have in a competitive market. Containerboard products include linerboard, corrugated medium, rollstock corrugated sheets and corrugated products such as displays, boxes, and containers.
Both International Paper Company, Temple Island, and Weyerhaeuser have agreed to pony up $354 million. The settlement was granted final approval on October 17, 2017, but is subject to a contingent and time-limited provision and could be reduced to $236 million. The Court granted summary judgment in favor of Georgia Pacific and the plaintiffs in this case have 30 days to appeal that decision.
Packaging Corporation of America, and Cascades Canada already reached a settlement for $17.6 million and $4.8 million, respectively. At this time, no settlement funds have been dispersed.
Details about the litigation, settlement, and other related documents are available on the Containerboard Products Price-Fixing Scheme Settlement website.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Containerboard Products Price-Fixing Scheme Settlement must do so by March 2, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by May 1, 2018.
- 2/6/18: Claim Filing Deadline
- 3/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- Mail: Containerboard Products Class Action, c/o A.B. Data Ltd., P.O. Box 173014, Milwaukee, WI 53217
- Phone: 1-888-764-8864
- Email: info@ContainerBoardProductsCase.com
- Michael J. Freed and Robert J. Wozniak of Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC
- Daniel J. Mogin and Jodie Williams of MoginRubin LLP