Q.1 What is this lawsuit about?
Answer: This Lawsuit claims that the 38 Blue Cross Blue Shields along with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association entered into agreements to not to compete with one another in their respective territories in violation of federal and state laws. Blue Cross denies that it did anything wrong and asserts that what it did was good for consumers. The court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and the case is known as In Re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation.
Q.2 Do I have a lawyer in the case?
Answer: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has appointed David Boies and Michael Hausfeld as Interim Co-Lead Counsel in this case, and has appointed Chris Hellums as Interim Local Lead Counsel to represent all plaintiffs. The Court has determined that the Lead Counsel are qualified to represent you and other class members. You will not be charged for these lawyers. The lawyers in this case are experienced in handling similar cases. More information about the firms is available at:
Q.3 How will the lawyers be paid?
Answer: If Class Counsel recovers any money for the class, they will ask the Court for payments of their fees and reimbursement of their litigation costs. You will not have to pay these fees and expenses out of your own pocket. If the Court grants Class Counsel’s request, the fees and expenses will be deducted from any money obtained for the class or paid separately by BCBS.
Q. 4 Why is this lawsuit a class action?
Answer: In a class action, people called class representatives sue on behalf of all people who have similar claims. All of those people make up the class and are called class members. One Court then resolves the issues for all class members, except for those members who exclude themselves from the class.
Q. 5 How do I obtain more information?
Answer: For more information please contact us.