NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION & CLASS ACTION CAPITAL ​PARTNERSHIP PORTAL

National Dental Association (NDA) has partnered with Class Action Capital, A market leader in managing class action settlement claims to assist NDA members with optimizing recoveries in class action settlements.

Many healthcare providers do not have the time or resources available to properly file and manage a settlement claim, and as National Dental Association partner, Class Action Capital will work on your behalf in coordination with NDA, 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 NDA, 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 National Dental Association members.

Settlement Opportunities:

Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement – Approximately $6.5 billion

This Settlement resolves allegations over whether VISA, MasterCard and their issuing banks violated the law by setting interchange fees and then enforcing rules that prohibited merchants from accepting other forms of payment from customers, resulting in merchants paying excessive fees. This settlement will reimburse all companies who accepted VISA and/ or MasterCard from January 1, 2004 through the present.

Deadline:​ TBD

LITHIUM ION BATTERIES SETTLEMENT – $106,950,000 (with more expected)

This litigation 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.

National Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Indirect Settlement – $33,000,000

This lawsuit claims the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of CRT Products resulting in overcharges to consumers who bought CRT Products such as Television and Computer Monitors. This settlement will reimburse all persons or entities who from March 1, 1995 through November 25, 2007 indirectly purchased a CRT Product in an eligible state for their own use and not for resale. Please note: Sony is not part of the class action and Sony products are excluded.

Eligible States: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Deadline: TBD

Henry Schein Dental Supply Class Action –

The Federal Trade Commission recently filed a complaint against Henry Schein alleging it violated antitrust laws through Benco Dental Supply Company and Patterson Companies. In our opinion and experience, the U.S. government only brings cases when they have strong evidence of bad behavior. Also in our opinion and experience, civil settlements are more likely when a strong government case has been filed.

​As the investigation is still ongoing there is no settlement amount or claim filing deadline.

Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Settlement –

The lawsuit claims that the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of ODDs at artificially high levels in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and various state laws. The Defendants deny Plaintiff’s allegations. The eligibility requirements are as follows: all persons and entities who, as residents of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee. Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, during the period of April 2003 through December 2008, purchased new for their own use and not for resale: (i) a computer with an internal ODD; (ii) a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in computers; or (iii) an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer.

How much settlement money is available?
$205 Million

What are ODD Products? ODD refers to a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive manufactured by one or more Defendants or their co conspirators.

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