In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Case No. 1:16-cv-00696-BMC-GRB
On December 13, 2019, Settlement Administrator mailed the “Purchase History Form” to the Settlement Class Members who had timely registered before the October 15, 2019 deadline established by the Court.
Be advised we cannot respond to questions as to the status of “registration” for any entity or the information contained on any Purchase History Form.
The Settlement Class Members are defined as “All persons or entities that purchased dental supplies and equipment from Henry Schein, Patterson, Benco, or Burkhart, during the period beginning August 31, 2008, through and including March 31, 2016.”
You may contact the Settlement Administrator directly via the Court-authorized website at www.DentalSuppliesAntitrustClassAction.com using the “Contact” option at the top right of the website or you may reach them toll free at 1-844-367-8807. This website also contains other information and court-filed documents you may review.
Keller Rohrback is serving on the Executive Committee in this antitrust action filed on behalf of purchasers of dental equipment and supplies directly from Patterson Companies, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., and/or Benco Dental Supply Company.
This litigation filed under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, concerned allegations of a conspiracy to prevent competition from more efficient providers of dental supplies. Plaintiffs specifically alleged that Defendants Patterson Companies, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., and Benco Dental Supply Company acted in concert to fix margins and unlawfully raise barriers to entry by more efficient, lower priced competitors allowing Defendants to maintain artificially high prices and margins. As a result of this activity, it was alleged the dentists paid higher prices for dental supplies than would have been charged absent the conspiracy.