Anthony Frank Lasseter & Amber Osborne v. Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp., et al.
If you subpoenaed or requested pharmacy records of another person from Rite Aid, and you paid Rite-Aid a fixed, flat-fee of $50 or $85 for their production, your rights may be affected by a proposed class action settlement in Anthony Frank Lasseter & Amber Osborne v. Rite-Aid Hdqtrs. Corp., et al., No. 09-cv-2013-900031 (Circuit Court of Bullock County, Alabama). The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement, and conditionally certified a Settlement Class.
WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT?
The lawsuit claims that Rite Aid’s fixed, flat-fee charge for the production of pharmacy records, the amount of which did not change based on the number of pages produced (“Fixed Records Charge”), is unreasonable and unlawful for various reasons. Rite Aid denies any and all wrongdoing but has agreed to settle the case.
ARE YOU AFFECTED?
Generally, you are a member of the Settlement Class and affected by this Settlement if (1) on or after January 1, 2005, you paid a Rite Aid entity a $50 or $85 Fixed Records Charge for the production of customer pharmacy records you had subpoenaed or requested, and you were not reimbursed by someone else for the cost of that charge; or (2) you reimbursed someone for his or her payment of such a Fixed Records Charge.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
Settlement Class Members who submit valid Claim Forms will receive a $15 Rite Aid gift card for each $50 Fixed Records Charge paid, and a $25 Rite Aid gift card for each $85 Fixed Records Charge paid. Rite Aid has also agreed to separately pay any Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Incentive Awards the Court might award, subject to an aggregate cap of $450,000.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
(1) Stay in the Settlement Class and File a Claim or Object. If you do not exclude yourself, you will remain in the Settlement Class and you can file a Claim Form (received by March 7, 2016) to claim settlement benefits. Settlement Class Members can also object to the Settlement on or before December 28, 2015. By remaining in the Settlement Class, you will be bound by the Court’s rulings and you will release claims against Rite Aid and certain other persons and entities arising from these Fixed Records Charges.
(2) Exclude yourself and keep your right to sue Rite Aid. You can opt out of the Settlement and Settlement Class by submitting a written opt out request received no later than December 28, 2015.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m., Central Standard Time, on January 26, 2016, in the Bullock County Circuit Courthouse located at 217 North Prairie Street, Union Springs, Alabama 36089.
The Notice is a summary only. Additional important information and notices, including copies of the Class
Notice, Settlement Agreement, and
Claim Form, as well as details about the proposed release and how to exclude yourself,
object or appear in the case, or file a Claim, are available on the Important Case Documents
page of this website, or by calling 1-888-985-9384.
To inquire regarding what Fixed Records Charges Rite Aid's business records show you may have paid on or after January 1, 2005, please click this link.