ARcare v QIAGEN North American Holdings Inc

ARcare v QIAGEN North American Holdings Inc. Settlement Website

Case Summary

Case No. 43CV-17-47

If you received a fax message from QIAGEN North American Holdings, you could receive up to $335 as part of a class action settlement.

Plaintiff ARcare, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) filed a class action lawsuit alleging that QIAGEN North American Holdings Inc. and QIAGEN LLC (together, “Defendants”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”) by sending unsolicited faxes and/or by sending faxes without specific opt-out language required under the TCPA. Defendants deny the claims and further deny that they did anything wrong. No trial has been held on the merits of any allegation against Defendants or their defenses. Defendants agreed to the Settlement without admitting any fault or liability. The Settlement, in exchange for a dismissal of the class action and release of all claims against Defendants, creates a fund of $15,500,000.00 (the “Settlement Fund”). Each Settlement Class Member who files a valid and timely Claim Form will be eligible to receive a cash payment under the Settlement. If eligible, you could receive up to $335.00.  Your payment may be less depending on the number of claims submitted.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

 SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM 

 THE ONLY WAY TO GET A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT. Must be postmarked by November 19, 2018.

 DO NOTHING  

 If you do nothing, you will remain in the Settlement Class. You will be bound by the judgment entered by the Court and you will release your claims against Defendants, but you will not receive a Settlement Payment.

 ASK TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT  

 If you opt out, you will not receive a Settlement Payment, and you will not be legally bound by anything that happens in this Lawsuit. Must be postmarked by November 19, 2018.

 OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT  

 To object, you must file a written objection with the Court and send copies to both Class Counsel and Defendants' Counsel.  Must be postmarked by November 19, 2018

 GO TO THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING

The Final Approval Hearing is at 9:00 A.M. on December 3rd, 2018.  You are welcome to attend and/or speak at this Hearing, but attendance is not required.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.