1-800 Contacts Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A number of contact lens makers have agreed to put up a combined $40 million to resolve a class action alleging that they entered into anticompetitive agreements pertaining to online retail sales of contacts. The complaint alleged that consumers had to pay more for contacts because of the agreements. The companies include 1-800 Contacts, Inc., Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc., National Vision, Inc. Luxottica of America, Inc., Vision Direct, Inc., Walgreen Co., and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Docket Number:

2:16-cv-01183

Company: 1-800 Contacts

Filing Deadline: December 4, 2020

Class Period: January 1, 2004 to September 12, 2019

Objection Deadline: September 21, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: September 21, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: October 20, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person in the US who made at least one online purchase of contact lenses from 1-800 Contacts between January 1, 2004 and September 12, 2019, or from one of the other defendants during the listed class period:

- Vision Direct, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walgreen Co., from January 1, 2004 to September 12, 2019
- Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc. or National Vision Inc., from March 10, 2010 to September 19, 2017
- Luxottica of America, Inc., from December 23, 2013 to July 5, 2019.

Lenses must have been purchased online and not over the telephone or at a brick-and-mortar store, at websites including www.contactsdirect.com, www.targetoptical.com, www.lenscrafters.com, www.walgreens.com, www.visiondirect.com, and www.1800contacts.com.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, in proportion to your purchases as a share of the total purchases of all those who submit valid claims. No payment will be made to those whose portions are so small that it would not be efficient to do so.

Total Settlement Amount: $40 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$12,500

Law Firms:
Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Claim Form: 1-800 Contacts Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Thompson v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc., Vision Direct, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walgreen Co., Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc., National Vision, Inc., Luxottica of America, Inc. (f/k/a Luxottica Retail North America, Inc.)

Settlement Website: 1-800 Contacts Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Thompson v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
c/o CPT Group, Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
OnlineContactLensSettlement@cptgroup.com
1-888-506-0436

Tags: Antitrust, Contact Lenses