Solodyn Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

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Case Summary

 

If you purchased brand or generic Solodyn (minocycline hydrochloride) directly from Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Sandoz Inc., or Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and/or other manufacturers, your rights may be affected by two class action settlements.

 

In  a class action lawsuit (the “Lawsuit”) brought by Direct Purchasers of brand or generic Solodyn (minocycline hydrochloride) against Defendants Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”), Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.), Impax Laboratories, Inc., Lupin Limited, and Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Lupin”) (together “Defendants”), the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts preliminarily approved settlements with two defendants: Sandoz and Lupin.

 

You are a member of the Direct Purchaser Class for Sandoz Settlement if you are a person or entity who purchased (a) 45mg, 55mg, 65mg, 80mg, 90mg, 105mg, 115mg, and/or 135mg brand or generic Solodyn tablets directly from any Defendant or other manufacturer at any time from July 23, 2009 through November 25, 2012 and/or (b) 55mg, 65mg, 80mg, 105mg, and/or 115mg brand Solodyn tablets directly from Medicis at any time from November 26, 2012 through April 14, 2017.

 

You are a member of the Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement if you are a person or entity who purchased (a) 45mg, 55mg, 65mg, 80mg, 90mg, 105mg, 115mg, and/or 135mg brand or generic Solodyn tablets directly from any Defendant or other manufacturer at any time from July 23, 2009 through November 25, 2012 and/or (b) 55mg, 65mg, 80mg, 105mg, and/or 115mg brand Solodyn tablets directly from Medicis at any time from November 26, 2012 through April 14, 2017.

 

Excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class for Sandoz Settlement & the Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement are Sandoz, Lupin, and any other defendant in MDL 2503 and their officers, directors, management, employees, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and all federal governmental entities. Also excluded from the Class are the Individual Retailer Plaintiffs who have independently filed actions that have been coordinated in MDL 2503: Walgreen Co., The Kroger Co., Safeway, Inc., HEB Grocery Company L.P., Albertson’s, LLC, Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp., and CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

 

The Court-approved Notice of the Settlements with Sandoz and Lupin can be accessed by clicking here

 

If you are a member of either or both of the Direct Purchaser Class for Sandoz Settlement or the Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement, your legal rights may be affected whether you act or don’t act.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THESE SETTLEMENTS:

STAY IN EITHER OR
BOTH CLASSES AND
RETAIN OPPORTUNITY
TO SHARE IN SETTLEMENT
IF A DISTRIBUTION IS MADE

You do not need to do anything now to remain a member of both the Direct Purchaser Class for Sandoz Settlement and Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement and retain your right to seek a share of the Settlements with Sandoz and Lupin in the event a distribution is made. If the Settlements with Sandoz and Lupin are approved, the funds will be used to pay the costs and expenses of continued litigation against the non-settling Defendants and service awards for the Class Representatives. If funds remain at the conclusion of the Lawsuit and you are a member of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class, you will receive a Claim Form to complete, sign, and return to obtain a share of the Sandoz and Lupin Settlement Funds.

 
                         EXCLUDE YOURSELF
                             FROM ONE OR
                        BOTH SETTLEMENTS

Ask to be excluded from the either or both of the Direct Purchaser Class for Sandoz Settlement and Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement. If you exclude yourself (or “opt out”) of the Direct Purchaser Class for Sandoz Settlement, you will not be legally bound by any decision in this Lawsuit relating to Sandoz and may be able, at your own expense, to pursue a claim against Sandoz in the future about the legal issues in this case. If you exclude yourself (or “opt out”) of the Direct Purchaser Class for Lupin Settlement, you will not be legally bound by any decision in this Lawsuit relating to Lupin and may be able, at your own expense, to pursue a claim against Lupin in the future about the legal issues in this case.

  OBJECT TO ONE
OR BOTH SETTLEMENTS

Write to the Court about why you do not like one or both of the Settlements with Sandoz and/or Lupin.

                         GO TO A HEARING

Ask to speak to the Court about the fairness of one or both of the Settlements with Sandoz and/or Lupin.

 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information regarding the Settlements with Sandoz and Lupin.