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If You Paid for the Antibiotic Drug Cipro in California

You Could Get Money from a Class Action Settlement 

  • A $100,000,000 settlement with Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and The Rugby Group, Inc. (the “HMR Defendants”) has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the price of the antibiotic drug Cipro (the “Settlement”).
  • The lawsuit claims that Bayer AG (“Bayer”), Barr Laboratories, Inc. (“Barr”), Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and The Rugby Group, Inc. (the “Defendants”) violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Cipro off the market. Defendants deny this. No one is claiming that Cipro is unsafe or ineffective.
  • You are included if you or your company purchased or paid for the prescription drug Cipro in California between January 8, 1997 and December 31, 2005.
  • Please read the Notice carefully. Your legal rights will be affected, and you have a choice to make now.

 

Summary of Your Legal Rights and Options

Submit a Claim Form

The only way to receive money from this Settlement.  Claim Forms must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2016.

Object to or Comment on the Settlement

Write to the Court about why you do or do not like the Settlement.  You may also ask to speak to the Court at the hearing on October 7, 2016, about the fairness of the settlement, though you do not have to do so.  To object, you must act before September 23, 2016.

Do Nothing

Get no payment.  Potentially give up your rights to ever recover from the HMR Defendants for the legal claims in this case.

Go to the Court’s Hearing

If you submit an objection, you may also speak about your objection at the Court hearing on October 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

To receive money from the Settlement, you must complete and submit a Claim Form.

Consumers

  • If you previously filed a Claim Form without supporting documentation and received payment from the Bayer Settlement for purchases between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004 and received a flat $25 payment you will not receive additional payment for these purchases.  You may however provide your purchase information and the required documentation for purchases from November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005 for additional funds from this settlement, or you may file a claim and state you do not have the supporting documentation, and you may be entitled to an additional $25.
  • If you filed a Claim Form in the Bayer Settlement and received an amount other than $25, you should complete this Claim Form and provide additional information related to your purchases from November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005. If you do not provide additional purchase information for November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005 your payment will be based on the purchase information that you previously provided.
  • If you did not file a claim and receive money from the Bayer Settlement and wish to receive money from this settlement, you must complete and submit a Claim Form.

Third-Party Payors

  • If you previously filed a Claim Form and received payment from the Bayer Settlement for purchases between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004 you only need to provide additional information related to your purchases from November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005.
  • If you did not file a claim and receive money from the Bayer Settlement and wish to receive money from this settlement, you must complete and submit a Claim Form.
 
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