Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Two defendants are settling an antitrust case about contact lens pricing, while three others are continuing the litigation. CooperVision, Inc. (CVI) and Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (B&L) have reached settlement agreements in a case claiming that five companies agreed to Unilateral Pricing Policies that set minimum prices and allegedly violated antitrust laws. The litigation is ongoing with the other three defendants—Alcon Vision, LLC, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVC), and ABB Concise Optical Group, LLC.

Docket Number:

3:15-md-02626-HES

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Filing Deadline: January 31, 2020

Class Period: June 1, 2013

Objection Deadline: January 31, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: January 31, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: February 25, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to submit documentation with your claim form, but you are expected to have such documentation if requested.

Eligibility:

The list of classes, class definitions, and class periods is long. Class periods vary by product. You may be eligible if you bought certain brands of disposable contact lenses for personal use and not for resale in the US during class periods when Unilateral Pricing Policies were in effect, which range between June 1, 2013 and the present. For more precise class definitions and class periods for each product, see the Notice at https://www.contactlenssettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Net settlement funds may be distributed to class members pro rata. However, since there may be as many as 40 million purchasers, it may not be feasible to distribute funds to each individual, and a different plan of distribution (such as charitable contributions) may be proposed. To minimize expenses, the CVI and B&L funds will be distributed at a later stage of the case.

Total Settlement Amount: $13 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Hausfeld LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP
Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP

Claim Form: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Disposable Contacts Antitrust Litigation
Settlement Administrator – Epiq
P.O. Box 2995
Portland, OR 97208-2995
info@ContactLensSettlement.com
1-877-253-3649

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing, Medical Devices, Price Manipulation, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices