Smith, et al. v. Floor & Decor Outlets of America, Inc.

Overview of Settlement

Important Update: On April 17, 2017, Settlement benefits were distributed to Settlement Class Members who submitted valid and approved claims. Pursuant to the term of the Settlement, Settlement Class Members who elected the Store Credit Option received their awards in the form of a Floor & Decor Gift Card and Settlement Class Members who elected the Cash Option were sent a check.

Smith, et al. v. Floor & Decor Outlets of America, Inc.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Case No. 1:15-cv-04316-ELR

If you own Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Floor & Decor between January 1, 2012 and August 1, 2015, you may qualify to receive benefits from a class action settlement.

This website informs you of a settlement in a class action lawsuit about whether Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc. (the “Defendant”) sold certain Chinese-made laminate flooring that was mislabeled as complying with California regulations limiting formaldehyde emissions. The Defendant denies that it did anything wrong or unlawful and denies any liability to Plaintiffs and to the members of the settlement class. The Defendant stands by the labeling and safety of its products.

You may have been eligible to participate in the settlement, if you are a current owner of Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Defendant between January 1, 2012 and August 1, 2015.

The settlement will provide benefits to those who qualify. You were required to file a Claim Form and submit valid Proof of Purchase to receive benefits from the settlement.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act. Read this website carefully.

Submit a Claim Form by March 7, 2017 This is the only way to receive benefits.
Exclude Yourself by November 21, 2016 Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against the Defendants for the claims at issue in the Settlement.
Object by November 21, 2016 Write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement or why you think the settlement is unfair, inadequate or unreasonable.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
Do Nothing Get no benefits. Give up any rights you might have to ever sue the Defendant about the legal claims in this case and resolved by the settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website and in the Settlement Notice. The deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this website regularly for updates and further details.