Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
ABB Optical Group, LLC (ABB), one of a number of defendants in a large, antitrust lawsuit, is putting up $30 million to settle its part in the case. ABB distributes disposable contact lenses made by Alcon Vision, LLC, Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (B&L), Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC), and Cooper Vision, Inc. (CVI). The complaint alleged that the companies set up Unilateral Pricing Policies (UPPs) to restrain competition from discount and online retail sellers.
Bausch & Lomb and Cooper Vision settled their parts in this case previously. The action is still ongoing with the defendants that have not yet settled.
Not that no date has been set yet for the Final Approval Hearing.Docket Number:
Company: ABB Optical Group, LLC
Filing Deadline: March 10, 2021
Class Period: June 1, 2013 to December 4, 2018
Objection Deadline: March 10, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: March 10, 2021Proof of Purchase:
If you have already submitted a valid claim form for the B&L or CVI settlements, you do not need to submit another. If you did not, and you wish to be included in the ABB settlement, you must submit a claim form now. You are not required to submit proofs of purchase at this time, but the claim form asks you to acknowledge that you have proofs if they are required later.Eligibility:
A number of classes have been defined for this action. You may be eligible for the ABB settlement if you are a person or entity living in the US who made a retail purchase of disposable contact lenses made by Alcon, JJVC, CVI, or B&L, for your own use and not for resale, during the time the relevant UPP was in effect. For details and dates, see the claim form or the Notice at https://www.contactlenssettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.Typical Settlement Amount:
To be determined. Note that benefits from the ABB, B&L, and CVI settlements will be distributed later in the case, presumably to wait for future settlements with or a judgment against the defendants that have not yet settled.
Total Settlement Amount: This ABB settlement, $30.2 million. Previous CVI settlement, $3 million; previous B&L settlement, $10 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Unknown at this time.
Robins Kaplan LLP
Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP
Case Name: In re: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation
Settlement Website: Disposable Contact Lenses Antitrust Partial Settlement Website
Disposable Contacts Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 2995
Portland, OR 97208-2995