California Cipro Class Action Settlement
Persons and entities who bought the prescription antibiotic drug Cipro in California between Jan. 8, 1997 and Dec. 31, 2005 are Class Members and are eligible for a payment from the settlement. The Class includes both consumers and third-party payors.
Consumer Class Members are people that paid for some or all of the cost of Cipro in California whether from a pharmacy or administered in a hospital.
These Class Members must have lived in California at any time between Jan. 8, 1997 and Dec. 31, 2005, and paid for some or all of the total cost of a Cipro prescription in California during that time.
A Third-Party Payor Class Member is an entity that is a party to a contract, issuer of a policy, or sponsor of a plan, and must pay or reimburse all or part of the cost of Cipro dispensed to its California members.
Third-Party Payor Class Members could include:
Entities with self-funded plans that contract with a health insurance company or other firm to serve as a third-party claims administrator to administer such entities’ prescription drug benefits
Insurance companies, union health and welfare benefit plans, and other organizations that paid for all or part of a Cipro prescription obtained by one of their California members between Jan. 8, 1997 and Dec. 31, 2005
Note: You are not a Class Member if any of the following is true:
You previously asked to be excluded from (to opt out of) the Class in a timely and proper manner
- You obtained Cipro through MediCal
- You bought Cipro in order to resell it
- You are a governmental entity
- You paid a flat co-payment for Cipro and you would have paid the same co-payment for a generic substitute under the terms of your health insurance policy
- You are a judge or justice who is or was assigned to hear any part of this litigation
You are a current or former officer or director of one of the HMR defendants, or the complaint alleges you participated in the conspiracy that is the subject of this lawsuit
Proof of Purchase
Cipro Cases I & II, J.C.C.PNos. 4154 and 4220,Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego
The defendants deny the allegations but have agreed to settle to avoid a trial