UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Case No. 3:13-cv-00922-SMY-RJD

This website informs you of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against HMI Industries, Inc. (“HMI”), which manufactures Filterqueen®
brand products.  Please read it carefully.

To File a Claim Form, please click HERE.

A Federal Court has authorized this notice. This is not solicitation from a lawyer.

Plaintiff Sabra Rench (“Plaintiff”) brought a Class Action Complaint against HMI Industries, Inc. (“HMI”), A-1 Allergy Relief, Inc. (“A-1”), and TD Bank, N.A. (“TD”), alleging that Defendants’ advertising and in-home sale practices violated several state and federal laws.  Plaintiff’s claims against HMI arise out of HMI’s development and utilization of allegedly deceptive promotional scratch cards that allowed HMI’s network of distributors to gain entry into consumers’ homes to sell products, such as vacuum cleaners and air filters.  TD previously settled and was dismissed from the Lawsuit.  The Lawsuit, Rench v. TD Bank, N.A. et al, is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Case No. 3:13-cv-00922-SMY-RJD.

By order dated January 2, 2018, the Court certified the following classes of individuals (the “Class” or “Classes”):

  • All individuals in the United States who, between September 9, 2009 and January 2, 2018, (a) received in the mail a promotional sweepstakes “scratcher” ticket identifying A-1 Allergy Relief, Inc. and/or Simple Air Solutions and not identifying HMI Industries, Inc.; and (b) purchased a Filter Queen product.
  • All individuals in the State of Illinois who between September 9, 2009 and January 2, 2018, (a) received in the mail a promotional sweepstakes “scratcher” ticket that does not identify HMI Industries, Inc.; and (b) purchased a Filter Queen product.

You have not been sued. The Court certifying the Class and issuing Notice is not suggesting that the named Plaintiff or the Class would have won or lost the case.

To learn more about the terms of the proposed Settlement and how your legal rights may be affected, you may download and read the Long Form Notice or the Settlement Documents, and the Frequently Asked Questions section provided on this website.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the information provided on this website and the settlement documents carefully.