COURT APPROVES FORM OF LITIGATION CLASS NOTICE

On January 10, 2014, the court entered an order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Approval of the Litigation Class Notice Plan and the Form of the Litigation Class Notice.  A copy of the approved form of litigation class notice can be found below.

Relevant Document:

 

COURT PRELIMINARY APPROVES PROPOSED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN PLAINTIFFS AND PROVIDER DEFENDANTS

On November 27, 2013, the Court entered an order preliminarily approving the proposed settlement between Plaintiffs and Provider Defendants.  A copy of the order is available below.

Pursuant to the Court’s order, proof of claim forms and release forms must be postmarked or received by the Provider Defendant Settlement Claims Committee on or before January 21, 2014 (which is the same date as the Opt-Out Deadline).  The Proof of Claim Form is available below.  The Authorization to Release Records is available below. 

List of Relevant Documents:

  • Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) PDF
  • Authorization to Release Records Word
  • Proof of Claim Form Word
  • Published Legal Notice of Class Action Settlement Word
  • Mailed Legal Notice of Class Action Settlement Word
  • Court Order- November 27, 2013 PDF
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    COURT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

    On October 28, 2013, the Court entered an Order scheduling a hearing on the Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Between Plaintiffs and Provider Parties.  The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:00pm in Courtroom #3, Max Rosenn United States Courthouse, 197 South Mail Street, Wilkes Barre, PA.

    Counsel for Plaintiffs will attend.  Settlement Class members are NOT required to attend.  

    The orders scheduling the hearing and the time can be viewed here:

    1. Scheduling Order for PD Settlement Preliminary Approval Hearing on 11-20PDF
    2. Scheduling Order for PD Settlement Preliminary Approval Hearing change to 12pmPDF

    PROVIDER DEFENDANT PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

    On Wednesday October 16, 2013, Plaintiffs filed a Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of a Settlement with the Provider Defendants.  The documents filed with the court can be viewed below.  Please note that no action is required until – and unless – the Court enters an order preliminarily approving the proposed settlement with the Provider Defendants. 

    Please check back for updates.  When – and if – a preliminary approval order is entered by the Court, counsel will mail out Notices of the settlement and Proof of Claim forms to potential class members to participate in the settlement. 

    If you have an updated address, please email jfantini@anapolschwartz.com.

    List of filed documents:

    1. Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval Provider Defendants SettlementPDF
    2. Exhibits for the Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval Provider Defendants SettlementPDF
    3. Proposed Order for the Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval PDF

    Please click here for more information on the Mericle Settlement.