Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Girard Sharp LLP, Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc., and Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP Announce a Class Action Lawsuit for Those Who May Have Purchased or Provided Reimbursement for the Drug Restasis®
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / –
If you bought or refunded Drug Restasis® for Dry Eye Disease
You could be included in a class action lawsuit
For more information, please visit: www.RestasisLitigation.com
To receive a notification in Spanish, call 1-877-868-6810 or visit: www.RestasisLitigation.com.
You could face a class action lawsuit against Allergan, Inc. for the pricing of Restasis drug for dry eye disease. The court approved the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of a “class” or group of people that you might belong to. There is no money available now and there is no guarantee that money will be available in the future.
What is the lawsuit about?
The lawsuit alleges that Allergan ran a monopoly program that kept generic versions of Restasis out of the market and made Restasis prices higher than they would otherwise have been. The court has not determined who is right or whether either side has won. The plaintiffs must prove their claims in court. Nobody claims that Restasis is unsafe.
Are you in?
This is a class action. The class includes: consumers and third party payers (companies such as employers or insurers with self-funded prescription drug plans). In particular, the class includes:
1. Consumers: all persons who are from May 1, 2015 Until now Restasis bought in a pharmacy for your own use or received Restasis by mailing prescription for your own use in one of the following countries: Arizona, Arkansas, * California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, 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 Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
2. Third party payers: all companies that come from May 1, 2015 to date have paid and / or reimbursed part or all of the purchase price for Restasis for use by its members, employees, insured persons, participants or beneficiaries, if these persons bought the drug in a pharmacy or received Restasis in the mail – order a prescription , in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, * California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, new York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
* * Arkansas Purchases, payments, and refunds for Restasis must have taken place between May 1, 2015 and July 31, 2017.
How are you affected?
If you are accepted into class, your rights will be affected by the outcome of this lawsuit. The plaintiffs are demanding money from Allergan for the class.
Who is representing the class?
The court has appointed a group of lawyers to represent the class as “class counselors”. You don’t have to pay Class Counsel or anyone else to attend. If instead they receive cash for the class, they can request that Allergan’s legal fees and expenses be paid separately or from any class member recoveries. You can hire your own attorney to appear in court at your own expense.
What are your options?
Stay in Class: You don’t have to do anything to stay in class. When you receive money, you will be told how to request a share. Whether the class wins or loses the case, you are bound by a final judgment from the court.
Get Out of Class: If you want to keep your right to sue Allergan yourself, or if you just don’t want to be included in that class action lawsuit, you need to self-isolate. If you are excluded, you will not be able to get money from this lawsuit, if one is awarded, and you will not be bound by any final judgment given by the court. This may be the only way to exclude yourself from the class. You have to exclude yourself July 19, 2021. To do this, you need to send a written statement. For information on how to exclude yourself and where to mail this declaration, please call 1-877-868-6810 or visit www.RestasisLitigation.com. The court will exclude anyone from the class who makes this request.
For more information, please call 1-877-868-6810 or www.RestasisLitigation.com
SOURCE Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP