Cipro class action settlement

A federal judge has approved a $74 million class action lawsuit settlement between Bayer Corp. and consumers who say the company conspired with other drug manufacturers to keep lower-cost generic versions of the drug Cipro off the market. Consumers who purchased Cipro in California between 1997 and 2004 can claim at least $25 cash – maybe more – from the class action settlement.

The Cipro settlement is with Bayer Corp. only; the case against the other manufacturers continues.

Plaintiffs accuse Bayer, Barr Laboratories Inc., Hoechst Marion Rousse, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., and The Rugby Group Inc. of violating antitrust and consumer protection laws by agreeing not to compete with each other, and by keeping lower-cost generic versions of Cipro off the market.  The manufacturers deny these claims. Bayer agreed to settle its portion of the case to avoid the cost of further litigation.

No one is claiming that Cipro is unsafe or ineffective.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Bayer Cipro settlement include all persons and entities that purchased the prescription antibiotic drug Cipro in California between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004.

The Class includes both consumers and third-party payors:

  • Consumer Class Members are people that paid for some or all of the cost of Cipro in California. A Consumer Class Member purchased Cipro from a pharmacy or was administered Cipro in a hospital. These Class Members must have lived in California at any time between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004, and paid for some or all of the total cost of a Cipro prescription in California during that time.
  • A Third-Party Payor Class Member is an entity that is a party to a contract, issuer of a policy, or sponsor of a plan, and that must pay or reimburse all or part of the cost of Cipro dispensed to its California members.
Potential Award

The amount of money you can receive from the Cipro class action settlement will be based on how many people file valid claims, but it will be at least $25.

Claim Form
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Cipro Consumer Settlement
PO Box 3034
Faribault, MN 55021-2633

Cipro TPP Settlement
PO Box 3033
Faribault, MN 55021-2633

Claim Form Deadline

3/31/14

UPDATE: Settlement checks were mailed the week of Feb. 12, 2015.

Case Name

Cipro Cases I & II, Case Nos. 4154 and 4220, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego.

Final Hearing

11/15/13

UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Bayer Cipro settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
PO Box 3034
Faribault, MN 55021-2633
Toll Free Hotline 1-866-404-0135

Class Counsel

Eric B. Fastiff
LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP

Dan Drachler
ZWERLING, SCHACHTER & ZWERLING, LLP

Joseph R. Saveri
JOSEPH SAVERI LAW FIRM, INC.

Ralph Kalfayan
KRAUSE, KALFAYAN, SLAVENS & BENINK, LLP

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115 Comments

  • Cindy September 10, 2013

    How can we get the Cipro case filed in other states, like Georgia?

    • no check March 2, 2015

      Rust = Rapists

  • Linford Simpson September 10, 2013

    Cipro guide lines is not honest to consumers.

  • Joseph Malbrough October 12, 2013

    Im not really worried, it will be addressed.

  • tom November 17, 2013

    Great, Rust is handling this claim. No checks for 2 years then 3000 checks, 150000 rejections. $12000000 not spent. They are the worst.

  • Bry November 19, 2013

    Rust consulting…..China screw everybody, I’m not even gonna fill mine out, waste of time.

  • Bry November 19, 2013

    Gonna….not China….lol.

  • ben November 20, 2013

    fuck rust

  • mel January 7, 2014

    only if you bought it in Caleeeeefornia

  • Rose January 18, 2014

    Sad to tell you but I have govt care and have been given CIPRO 5 times since 2008,ever trusting said doctors!!
    I have knee damage,can’t sleep much,and feel pain thruout the body all the time. This drug needs to be taken off market,it’s use is obviously in the area of eugenics for the world. And my heart is bad now too,and I don’t have much time.
    SPREAD the word to all you know,this drug is made to kill!

  • CC January 24, 2014

    Rust are nothing but crooks!!!!!!!

  • juanita hudson March 20, 2014

    Hello I havnt received any emails from u in two wks since I been in hospital please let me know what happen
    Thnks

  • Melissa April 1, 2014

    Got a letter asking for more proof since I lived in CA at the time but now live in WA. Hope that means checks are coming soon!

    • sweet April 2, 2014

      received same letter,haven’t heard anything since. please keep me posted LA.

      • rosie April 26, 2014

        has any one heard when checks are mailed?

  • mr.b April 30, 2014

    every claim that i have applied for with rust has been approved rust is not the problem here it’s the garden city group that need’s to sued.

  • dana May 5, 2014

    hopefully we all receive something this week

    • Jan May 6, 2014

      I don’t think it will be this week as I was give until May 6th to respond to information that I excluded in my original claim, so I image a week or more after this date. I could be wrong.

  • Jan May 6, 2014

    Has anyone contacted the claims administrator to see when the settlement money would be dispersed. This is taking quite a while, i think.

  • marie May 15, 2014

    they sent me a letter and said i would get a check for 850.00 i called they could not find my claim but i have the letter with the file #

    • DIANNE May 15, 2014

      DID THEY SAY WHEN THE DISTRIBUTION WOULD OCCUR.

    • dylan May 16, 2014

      what was your original claim for?

  • nate May 15, 2014

    Anyone heard anything on when the checks should be distributed?

    Thanks,

  • kim May 16, 2014

    call and ask them it a 1800 number

  • meg May 20, 2014

    my mother got a letter and it stated 406.32

  • Meg May 22, 2014

    I dont usually take part in the FOOLS Foolish comment but(tired of liars) If you are tired you should get offline and find something else to do. Like go get a job. I dont have a claim with them. I hope they skip right over you idiot.I dont have to prove it to you nor any other. To those with positive statements she live in Tennessee.The letter came out about 3 weeks ago

    • Your a loser May 23, 2014

      Not everyone got a respone three weeks ago, everyone either got a response or a letter statig that they needed more information. i live in california and spent money on the drug back in 1998 so i’m due, but for all the people all over the country who filed claims that were not true shame on you. but you jerk need to shut your mouth and sit down. if you didn’t put in a claim so what, get over it. I think everyone got a response regardless

  • dana May 22, 2014

    My letter stated that my claim was for $500.00

  • paulette May 22, 2014

    My letter said that im getting $475.00

  • ROSIE May 23, 2014

    I RECEIVED MY LETTER ALSO,IT STATED I WILL RECEIVE 743.00 .I AM WONDERING IS THIS THE AMOUNT THAT WE ARE GOING TO RECEIVE?I HOPE SO,I CALLED IN ,HE STATED THEY DON’T KNOW UNTIL CHECK IS CUT

  • Rust bent me over again May 27, 2014

    Well i never recieved a letter, so im guessing Rust bent me over a barrel and inseminated me once again.

  • Melissa Y. May 30, 2014

    got the letter saying more info was needed a month ago, but haven’t heard anything since. I hope I get what due to me. My out of pocket for Cipro in the late 90’s was outrageous!

  • Teddy June 3, 2014

    Don’t listen to all these posts. It’s the rust folks trying to act like plaintiffs and saying a bunch off bull crap. trust me, the lawyers got their money. Rust is just taking all day with the other plaintiffs because the longer they take the more money they make. Right Rust?

  • Jess June 4, 2014

    Got a letter stating I would receive $693.00 but letter was back early may & when I called 800 number they took forever finding my claim then said no letter were ever sent w amounts; yet here in my hands I have this letter. They obviously are clueless. Just hoping the checks come soon.

    • ROSIE June 5, 2014

      THESE ADMINISTRATIVES ARE GETTING WORSE,LIES,LIES,LIES THAT ALL THEY TELL

  • marie June 6, 2014

    i dont think we will see a check i have a claim # and they cant find my claim the letter i got said that i would get 850.00 good luck

  • starla June 6, 2014

    impatiently waiting

  • rosie June 11, 2014

    when are checks mailed?

  • nate June 22, 2014

    Which settlement is check from Wendy?

    • Filthy Liar June 23, 2014

      Wendy is a filthy liar that should have her keyboard taken away so her litttl troll hands cant post lies anymore.

  • Derek June 25, 2014

    KARMA….aren’t you posting on every page too…so will you be turning yourself into the authorities? Just wondering?

    • rosie June 26, 2014

      CALLED TODAY, THEY STATED THEY ARE STILL PROCESSING CLAIMS,SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE

    • what!!!! June 27, 2014

      hi karma, i hope you get what’s coming to you, because as we all know, KARMA is a bitch!!!!!!

  • lindsey August 2, 2014

    wonder whats going on with this settlement? these lawyers are somthing else.i am going to be shocked if climants get the amounts on their letters.but i still wish all of you good-luck

  • Any updates? August 26, 2014

    Going on 5 months now since claim deadline, they cant be that backed up on checking claims. Anyone here anything lately?

    • Steven C September 7, 2014

      Nothing yet.

      • Any updates? September 8, 2014

        Well Steven why not!!!!!!!!!! That reply isnt going to cut it sir!!!!!

  • Dolly September 10, 2014

    We hope to release checks in the next month or so.

    Eric B. Fastiff

    • For Dolly September 11, 2014

      See Steven thats how you do it..Dolly got things done, so dont expect any money soon. Just messing with you Steven =) But thank you Dolly for the update, would be nice if it got here before Christmas. Could use it to buy some gifts. Hi Janelle!!!!

  • sindey taggart October 20, 2014

    rust is not give yall shit so stop write on here. stop doing his settlement dont be a fool all he is doing is using yall name to get them richer anytime yall see rust dont do it because yall is going to need proof on every thing you know and i know they keep that money so stop sign up like a fool you the people make him rich he need to be suit

  • sindey taggart October 20, 2014

    i am going to call the court and tell them what going on with rust keep all the money for him self and not give any out to the people who sign up.he keep send people denied letter to people so he dont have to pay people that how they get to keep all the money to them self and they seat back and laugh at us let see how long that shit going to last i will be calling the judge on that ass and et them know

  • dana October 29, 2014

    don’t know why it’s taking so long on this claim approval was given months ago. why send out letters to claimant and no checks yet something is not right at all on that.

  • Big D November 23, 2014

    Hello folks,

    Does anyone have any updates concerning the settlement? Thanks.

  • Were being screwed in the rear November 26, 2014

    Its been 8 months since the claim deadline passed, there is no possible way there still verifying claims unless its one person sitting in a room using dial up for the internet. And its been basically a year since the judge granted yes at the hearing. There doing this intentionally slow so they can keep billing and suck up all the money so there is just the minimum payout for us. In september the lawyers said ” hope to pay in the next month or so” Well per past 2 months now and nothing. Bastards are using are money for drinks and lap dances.

  • Julia Marie November 29, 2014

    I totally agree. Rust are crooks and we should tell the courts that Rust has no intentions of mailing out the checks. Now I’m hearing cipro has adverse side affects and this is not fair for those of us who used this drug and may have complications. They cornered the drug market with this medication. Rust are SHADY and need to be exposed by the courts. I mean, have you seen these outrageous attorney fees. Really. Money grubbers.

  • lturn108 November 29, 2014

    cipro distribution late December 2014

  • Krissy November 30, 2014

    There has been no update to the Cipro site so I’m not sure where you would have gotten the late December date.

    • ruby November 30, 2014

      I agreement with that comment

    • lturn108 December 4, 2014

      The class administrator said late December. I called the 1-800 number,

  • Bill Turner December 2, 2014

    Today is December 2, 2014. Does anyone know when the checks will be distributed?

  • no checks ever December 8, 2014

    The way the lawyers keep dragging this out I’m going with never. There is no possible way there still verifying claims but yet none of the lawyers will give a date for distribution. Its always maybe in the next couple of months. Late December isn’t even a real answer, that will turn into maybe in January or February because of the holidays. And before you know it they will have sucked all the money away into there legal fees of doing absolutely nothing for the past year.

  • Julia marie December 9, 2014

    Just hot off the phone with a rude rust employee, she states that she has no updated info on when checks will be mailed. There is no date as to when checks will be mailed. Rust is sitting on 73 million and I’m sure the attorneys will have a wonderful holiday. Call the CSR number and complain.

  • Read for info December 13, 2014

    Read page 8 sections c,d,e,f, for the information on payment in the Settlement or Final information on the Cipro site

  • nate December 16, 2014

    Sure hope you are right.smh

  • dana December 26, 2014

    kelrok is lying he or she just making crap up how does he or she know when we will be getting the checks. he or she post on every site saying late December early January or mid march. oh please

    • Happy New Year Jennell December 31, 2014

      Thank you Dana….exactly Kelrok is on numerous different class action pages and claiming mid March. Nothing but a lying troll.

  • Julia marie December 31, 2014

    December 31, 2014, no checks. This is outrageous, we need to contact the courts and sue RUST. They are crooks. We all waited patiently. Let’s sue the money grubbin crooks.

  • Wrong again Kelrok January 6, 2015

    So Kelrok…you ever plan on getting one of your random pulled out of that hat guesses right. January and no payment, and you promised so many people on other message boards payout dates. Being a liar is a very naughty habit and gets you punished.

    • Oh Kelrok January 12, 2015

      Still waiting on payment…What magical date are you going to pull out of your ass this time?

      • alflo535 February 12, 2015

        I was told today 02/12/15 checks was mailed out for bayer cipro on 02/11/15

        • lucky February 24, 2015

          FROM READING THE COMMENTS,THIS IS ONE SETTLEMENT WHERE EVERYONE THAT FILED,WAS DID SO WRONG IN PAYMENTS AMOUNT,THIS IS REALLY SAD.RUST CONSULANT IS ON HIS WAY TO PRISON,BECAUSE HE IS TOO GREADY OVER MONEY.MARK MY WORDS,YOU WILL READ ABOUT HIM.

  • sharp301 January 8, 2015

    Anyone heard from any updates concerning distribution of checks?

  • Kat January 9, 2015

    December has come and gone. Rust is a bunch of dicks

  • Julia marie January 12, 2015

    I’m in contact with the courts regarding Rust and the way they handle claims.

  • OMG January 12, 2015

    Bueller…..Bueller……Bueller

  • jame January 15, 2015

    call the judge and tell them what going on and let them know rust is keep the money.him and this crew and useing people name to get rich. they will get in trouble for that shit

  • sharp301 January 15, 2015

    Lawyer email me today from what it says\ They expect to be out February 15th\..

    Hope this helps everyone,

    • Thank you January 16, 2015

      Thanks for the update, its the second time at least where they have said a date. Hopefully its for real this time.

      • ROSE January 16, 2015

        that’s all keep our fingers crossed,good luck to you all.

  • Julia marie January 30, 2015

    San Diego superior court is handling this class lawsuit. I called and was told “we are not going to give you that money”. Someone by the name of Liz Levine from RUST. Let’s all call the court.

  • Jennell February 2, 2015

    spoke to the claims administration and it said it will be sometime in the spring I do have a valid claim on file and that there is s large number of claims that is being processed

  • alflo535 February 12, 2015

    I was told by administrator checks was mailed out wed 02/11/15 for bayer cipro

  • ben c February 13, 2015

    Update: The Court granted Approval to Distribute on December 12, 2014. Settlement checks were mailed on February 12, 2015

  • ben c February 13, 2015

    Cipro Settlement
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    If You Paid for the Antibiotic Drug Cipro in California

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  • Sandra February 13, 2015

    Ok, today is the 13th and still no one has said they have received a check.. Please post as soon as anyone gets a check. I wonder is Rust leading us on a goose chase Again?

  • Julia marie February 14, 2015

    Wait and see. 25.00 is chicken feed when the attorney fees are in the millions.

  • dana February 15, 2015

    looks like checks will be here on Tuesday the 17th since Monday is president day no mail delivery damn

  • linda February 15, 2015

    I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE THAT FILED,AND HAVE BEEN APPROVED,IF YOU HAVENT RECD ANYOTHER LETTERS FROM THE ADMIN. THEN YOU ARE OKAY,I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE THAT FILE IS GOING TO BE HAPPY ABOUT THEIR AMOUNTS THEY ARE GOING TO RECEIVE.GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

  • QT from CALI February 15, 2015

    If checks went out on 2/11 we shouldve received them by now…hmmm remember no mail on Monday so hopefully the checks will start trickling in by Tuesday! Hope Rust isn’t playing us again!

  • nate February 16, 2015

    Mail doesn’t run today, maybe Tuesday will be the day for checks to finally arrive.

  • Love Jennell February 17, 2015

    Received a check today for $76.34 in california

  • Love Jennell February 17, 2015

    received a check in california today for $76.34

  • Marcy February 17, 2015

    got $99.57 in CA today

  • kim February 17, 2015

    keirok is correct. Just received my 22.55 payment check for cipro. thanks and Keirok keep up the good work.

  • feeling good February 17, 2015

    received check today for 1600.

  • Jeff February 17, 2015

    Received my check today for $141.51 in California.

  • Tom Rooney February 17, 2015

    Received what they are calling partial payment today in Calif.Check-$106. Possibly more at a lkater date if settled with other parties.

  • Fugo hine February 17, 2015

    Got a check for $89 sacramento ca

  • jennell February 17, 2015

    received here in California $25 a movie and some popcorn

  • dana February 18, 2015

    did no one else from different states received a check beside California. what’s going on it the 18th and still nothing in FL

    • QT from CALI February 18, 2015

      Got 189.76 here in los angeles

  • Julia marie February 18, 2015

    Not happy with my settlement. Should have been a lot more. Rust is still money grubbin crooks.

    • QT from CALI February 18, 2015

      How much did you get Julia?

  • DANA February 18, 2015

    RUST IS KEEPING ALL THE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES I CALLED AND I WAS APPROVE FOR THIS CLAIM BUT THEY STATED THAT I Won’t be getting any money. how you gonna send a letter stating we would be getting a certain amount and then turn around and say no check will be issued. that’s some bull shit.

  • Julia marie February 18, 2015

    Not worth mentioning

  • Julia marie February 18, 2015

    I’m really annoyed. I spent several months in the hospital and was overcharged in the thousands for this Cipro which now has dangerous side effects. Screw rust, nothing but crooks. The check is from some Isreal discount bank. What a joke. Other claims received more than and I was hospitalized. That Liz Levine called me from Rust and stated “We ain’t gonna give you all that money”. I’m still going to the courts. Rust gives JEWS a bad name.

    • linda February 18, 2015

      308.26 LA 02/18/2015

    • Ton February 19, 2015

      Julia, Sorry to hear you spent months in the hospital. Im not sure I understand your well written email. Did Rust charge you too much for Cipro in the hospital or was it the hospital that charged too much,and were they run by Jews. Now about the check you got from the Israel discount bank. Are they giving you a discounted amount or the amount that is printed on the check? You of course know Rust gets a fee to administer the settlement and that is all. They do not get a piece of the action as you imply only their fee. Now I am not sure how Rust gives Jews a bad name. Is it because you spoke to a Jewish woman who did not agree with you? I bet there are many Jews reading your comments who had nothing to do wit your settlement amount. Are you angry at them also?

  • happy February 18, 2015

    356.80 LOUISIANA 2/18/15

  • Top Class Actions February 19, 2015

    UPDATE: Settlement checks were mailed the week of Feb. 12, 2015. Congrats to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!

  • Patricia February 20, 2015

    received check for $89.74

    • QT from CALI February 20, 2015

      Patricia where are u located ?

  • marie February 21, 2015

    No check in ohio

  • just remember February 24, 2015

    Listen eveyone, so far it seems they have distributed 100000 dollars. This claim is only for people living in California or were living in California with proof then and moved. You need receipts and paperwork from pharmacy and doctor from california too if you want morethan 25 dollars. .Attorney got their millions. Remaining goes back to Bayer leftover which is in millions.Read requirements. better dont file if you are not part of it.

  • marie October 29, 2014

    you are right they are keeping the money thats what they do its a shame can we do something about it

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