In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation Settlement
- The proposed settlement is valued at $54,000,000
- Only purchases in certain U.S. states are eligible
- The settlement class is broken into two groups
- A variety of important dates apply to the settlement
- Help is available by contacting the Administrator
An incredibly massive settlement adding up to the tune of $54,000,000 has been reached in hopes to conclude the ongoing saga known as the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation. The settlement (if approved) will put to rest allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim and Barr got together and formed a plan to delay the introduction of generic versions of the former’s stroke prevention medication Aggrenox. The previously mentioned settlement fund will go towards reimbursement of plaintiffs belonging to two different groups: the Consumer Class and the Third-Party Payor Class. It should be noted that in order to be eligible for reimbursement, Aggrenox or its generic versions must have been purchased or paid for in certain U.S. states between November 30th, 2009 through December 22nd, 2017. Those who wish to review the full list of eligible states for each group can do so by going over the information found at the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation settlement’s homepage (the states are almost the first thing that’s mentioned so pretty hard to miss).
Still trying to let all of that sink in…..alright I’m ready for more!
- The Consumer Class receives 21.2% of the fund while the TPP Class receives 78.8%
- March 21st, 2018 (first day of spring!) is the date on which claim filing can begin
- Those who are none to thrilled can request to be excluded by May 11th, 2018
- The decision on whether the settlement will go through is set for July 19th, 2018
- The period in which claims can be filed comes to an end on September 14th, 2018
The process for filing an online claim can be initiated by clicking the File a Claim button posted at the top of the In Re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation settlement page. After clicking the link it must be specified whether the Class Member is a third-party payor or consumer before moving on to the claim form. It is important to point out that third-party payors must confirm whether they’re a Class Member filing for a company’s health plan or an authorized agent filing on behalf of a Class Member(s).
Class Members who do end up deciding they want no part of the settlement can continue to hold out by sending a request to be excluded directly to the Claims Administrator (make sure it’s post-marked no later than the May 11th, 2018 deadline). May 11th, 2018 is also the deadline for those who wish to object to the settlement (basically air a few gripes for the court to consider but ultimately stay part of the settlement). Class Members with questions or concerns can try reviewing the notice they received along with the information found at the settlement page. The Claims Administrator is also a good source of information for those in need of assistance.
Thanks but how do I reach the Claims Administrator?
- Post Office Box 173046, Milwaukee, WI 53217
- Toll-Free Phone Number – 800-494-2165