MEDICAL PRACTICE PURCHASING GROUP & CLASS ACTION CAPITAL PARTNERSHIP PORTAL
Medical Practice Purchasing Group (MPPG) has partnered with Class Action Capital, a market leader in managing class action settlement claims, to assist MPPG members with optimizing recoveries in class action settlements.
Many healthcare systems do not have the time or resources available to properly file and manage a settlement claim, and as an MPPG vendor, Class Action Capital will work on your behalf in coordination with MPPG, in order to submit fully comprehensive claims while minimizing the use of your time, internal resources and the risk of mistake if you were to take on claims management on your own. Through our partnership with MPPG, Class Action Capital will identify both healthcare, as well as non-healthcare, recovery opportunities, ensuring your organization does not miss out on often unknown recovery opportunities.
Below are the latest settlement opportunities available for MPPG members.
Kimberly-Clark Surgical Gown Litigation – $454, 150, 772 ($4,150,772 in compensatory damages and $450,000,000 in punitive damages)
- Eligibility: The Kimberly-Clark Surgical Gown litigation will reimburse all persons or entities in the state of California that purchased MicroCool Gowns indirectly from Kimberly-Clark, its subsidiaries, predecessors, or affiliates (such as Halyard Health), from February 12, 2012 through and including January 11, 2015.
- Deadline: January 19, 2019
Lithium Ion Batteries Indirect Purchaser Settlement – $106,950,000 (with more expected)
- The Lithium Ion Batteries Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement will reimburse all persons and entities who, from January 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011, indirectly purchased a Lithium Ion Battery (“Li-Ion Batteries”) or Lithium Ion Products (“Li-Ion Products”) containing Lithium Ion Battery Packs in the United States for their own use and not for resale from one or more of the Defendants. Li-Ion Products include portable computers, power tools and camcorders.
- Deadline: January 19, 2019
Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement –
- On September 18, 2018, a Superseding and Amended Definitive Class Settlement Agreement was filed with the Court. This is a proposed $5.56–$6.26 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and MasterCard at any time from January 1, 2004. The terms of this proposed settlement would modify, amend and supersede the Definitive Class Settlement Agreement in which approval was reversed and remanded by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on June 30, 2016.
• If the Court grants preliminary approval to the new settlement, relevant documents, dates, deadlines and other information will be posted on this website. Following preliminary approval, known class members would be mailed a notice about their legal rights and the release of their claims. Information about the settlement would also be published in online media as well as in newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications.
• Potential claimants do not need to sign up with a third-party service in order to participate in any monetary relief as no-cost assistant will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims filing period. However, claim forms and payments are not available at this time. If the Court grants final approval and any appeals are resolved, the Court will approve a claim form and set a claim deadline. Updates about the settlement can be found on the official court-authorized settlement website at: https://www.paymentcardsettlement.com/en
Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Settlement – $205,000,000
• The lawsuit claims the defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of Optical Disk Drives (ODDs) at artificially high levels in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and various state laws. Your facility is likely eligible if you purchased for your own use and not for resale: (i) a computer with an internal ODD; (ii) a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer; or (iii) an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer. The class period is April 2003 through December 2008.
• ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM or COMBO drive manufactured by one or more defendants or their co-conspirators.
• Deadline: TBD