Stephen A. Weiss Named to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Multidistrict Litigation

Seeger Weiss is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Stephen A. Weiss, has been named to the Plaintiff Executive Committee in the In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust multidistrict litigation by Judge Jack Zouhary, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The suit accuses eleven polyurethane foam manufacturers and their co-conspirators of engaging in a conspiracy to […]

January 20, 2011

Polyurethane Foam

Seeger Weiss is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Stephen A. Weiss, has been named to the Plaintiff Executive Committee in the In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust multidistrict litigation by Judge Jack Zouhary, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The suit accuses eleven polyurethane foam manufacturers and their co-conspirators of engaging in a conspiracy to fix, raise, and maintain the prices charged for polyurethane foam sold in the United States in violation of antitrust laws. Mr. Weiss’s appointment follows his extensive experience in other large, complex litigations, including cases against Premium Standard Farms, where Mr. Weiss secured an $11,050,000 jury verdict in 2010 in Jackson County, Missouri, and the Starlink Corn Products multidistrict litigation where he served as Co-Lead Class Counsel in securing an $110 million settlement against Aventis Cropscience USA (now Bayer CropScience).

Polyurethane foam is a cushioning product used in residential and commercial furnishings, automotive interiors, carpet underlay and in hundreds of industrial, medical, packaging and technical applications. Plaintiffs allege that the price fixing began at least as early as January 1, 1999 and continued until July 27, 2010, when the United States Department of Justice raided the offices of a number of manufacturers of polyurethane foam across the country, as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the industry. Shortly after, plaintiffs across the country, upon learning about the anti-trust violations, filed civil actions. All name the same participants in the conspiracy: Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Valle Foam Industries, Inc., Domfoam International, Inc., The Carpenter Company, The Woodbridge Group, Flexible Foam Products, Inc., Scottdel Inc., Foamex Innovations, Inc., Future Foam, Inc., Vitafoam Products Canada Limited, and Vitafoam Inc.

Related News

May 24, 2024
Lawdragon Names Nine Seeger Weiss Partners to 500 Plaintiff Financial Lawyers List

Seeger Weiss is proud to announce that Lawdragon recognized nine partners — Chris Seeger, Stephen Weiss, David Buchanan, Shauna Itri, Jennifer Scullion, Chris Ayers, Ben Barnett, Parvin Aminolroaya, and Steve Daroci — on the 2024 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers list. This guide, first published in 2007 by Lawdragon Inc., presents Lawdragon’s opinion of “the […]

Read More
May 13, 2024
Seeger Weiss, Chris Seeger Named Elite Trial Lawyers Plaintiff Firm of the Year and Plaintiff Attorney of the Year Finalists; Parvin Aminolroaya Wins Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar Award

Seeger Weiss is pleased to announce that the firm and several of its partners have won or are finalists for multiple 2024 National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Awards. Seeger Weiss was named a finalist for: Plaintiffs Firm of the Year Environmental Protection Practice Group of the Year Government Representation Practice Group of the Year […]

Read More
May 9, 2024
Seeger Weiss Reaches $1.1 Billion Personal Injury and Medical Monitoring Settlement in Philips CPAPs, Bi-PAPs, and Ventilators Litigation

Seeger Weiss founder and court-appointed co-lead counsel Chris Seeger secured a nearly $1.1 billion settlement in the Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level Pap, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Litigation. The agreement provides $1.075 billion to compensate patients who suffered injuries while using recalled Philips devices and also includes $25 million to cover the cost of medical monitoring […]

Read More