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UPDATE

The Court approved the HMR Settlement on November 4, 2016 and the Barr Settlement on April 21, 2017.  Three Objectors appealed the approval of the Settlements.  Claims submitted in both Settlements have been processed and the notification to those that submitted ineligible or incomplete claims is in progress.  There can be no Class Member funds distributed until the appeals are resolved.  The briefing on these appeals should be complete by the end of 2017.



 

If You Paid for the Antibiotic Drug Cipro in California

You Could Get Money from a Class Action Settlement 

  • A $225,000,000 settlement with Barr Laboratories, Inc. (“Barr”) has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the price of the antibiotic drug Cipro (the “Barr Settlement”). The deadlines passed for filing claims for the previous settlements with Bayer and with the HMR Defendants.
  • 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 deadline to file a claim in the settlements with Barr, Bayer and with the HMR Defendants passed.  

Object to or Comment on the Settlement

Write to the Court about why you do or do not like the Barr Settlement.  You may also ask to speak to the Court at the hearing on April 21, 2017, about the fairness of the settlement, though you do not have to do so.  To object, you must act before April 5, 2017.

Do Nothing

Get no payment.  Potentially give up your rights to ever recover from Barr Laboratories, Inc. 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 April 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


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

Consumers

  • If you previously filed a Claim Form without supporting documentation and received a $25 payment from the Bayer Settlement for purchases between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004, you may receive an additional $25 payment for these purchases.  You may also submit 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 for purchases from November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005, and state you do not have the supporting documentation, and you may be entitled to an additional payment.

     

  • If you filed a Claim Form in the Bayer Settlement and you received an amount other than $25, and did not complete a Claim Form for the HMR Settlement listing purchases between November 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005, you should complete a 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 filed a Claim Form in the Bayer or HMR Settlements and have no other Cipro purchases from January 8, 1997 through December 31, 2005, your claim is complete and you need not submit another Claim Form. Your claim will be calculated based on the information you previously provided.

     

  • If you did not file a claim from the Bayer or HMR Settlements 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 and did not complete a Claim Form for the HMR Settlement including information from November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005, you should complete and submit a claim form with that information.

     

  • If you did not file a claim from the Bayer or HMR Settlements and wish to receive money from this settlement, you must complete and submit a claim form .

     

  • If you filed a Claim Form in the Bayer or HMR Settlements and have no other Cipro purchases from January 8, 1997 through December 31, 2005, your claim is complete and you need not submit another Claim Form. Your claim will be calculated based on the information you previously provided.


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