Monday, they filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court. Similar lawsuits were transferred to a northern Ohio federal court where more than a dozen other cases are before what's called a multi-jurisdictional court.
Filing the latest legal actions are The Rose Hill Co. Inc. of Okolona, Tupelo Foam Sales Inc. at Belden, Life Style Furniture Co. Inc. and Family Home Furnishings LLC of Okolona and Dykes Industries of Mississippi Inc. of Okolona.
They insist they were sold foam for their furniture-making operations at artificially high prices for more than a decade.
Defendants are Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Valle Foam Industries Inc., Domfoma International Inc., The Carpenter Co., The Woodbridge Group, Flexible Foam Products Inc., Scottdel Inc., FXI-Foamex Innovations Inc., Future Foam Inc., Vitafoam Products Canada Ltd., Vitafoam Inc. and Leggett amp& Platt Inc.
Tupelo attorney Lawrence Deas represents the Mississippi parties filing the lawsuits.
The lawsuits ask for a jury trial and triple damages, plus interest and court costs and attorneys fees.
None of the defendants has yet to respond to the court about the allegations.