NEW YORK CITY — Maven, a home consumer goods company, filed an antitrust complaint in the U.S. District Court on Oct. 28 against several mattress and component companies.
The lawsuit names: Corsicana Mattress Co., Elite Comfort Solutions and its parent company Leggett & Platt, Future Foam, FXI Holdings, Serta Simmons Bedding, Tempur Sealy International and Brooklyn Bedding, Inc.
The complaint alleges the defendants have engaged in anticompetitive acts, restrained trade and conspired to monopolize the mattress market in violation of federal and state antitrust laws.
This civil action includes both mattress-in-a-box and flat-pack mattress market segments. Maven cites $250 million in damages in the suit.
Furniture Today attempted to contact the defendants for comment.
John Quante, Leggett & Platt vice president of marketing, bedding, said “We recently became aware of an antitrust lawsuit CVB filed against several defendants. We deny the allegations and believe the lawsuit is completely without merit. We plan to vigorously defend ourselves.”
Serta Simmons Bedding and Tempur Sealy said they don’t comment on pending litigation. The other companies did not respond to requests for comment.
Wayne Mack, Ray Wong, Sean McConnell and Sarah Kulik from the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP represent Maven in the lawsuit.