Mail Delay Prevents Opt-Out In Major Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (October 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seven major health care providers that missed a filing deadline due to a mail delay have appealed their case to the Supreme Court, seeking the right to opt out of a $15 million antitrust class action settlement over patent rights to the drug Hytrin.

In the class action case, the district court had established that April 11, 2005 was the deadline for opt-out requests. The appellants missed the deadline and asked for relief to take their claims elsewhere, rather than be part of the class action...
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