Notice of Certification and Proposed Settlement of Canadian OxyContin® and OxyNEO® Litigation

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.  IGNORING THIS NOTICE WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

TORONTO, May 13, 2017 /CNW/ -

WHAT IS THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND WHO IS INCLUDED?
A Canada-wide settlement has been reached in several proposed class actions relating to the prescription drugs OxyContin® and OxyNEO®. To become effective, the settlement will require court approval.  If you, at any time between January 1, 1996 and February 28, 2017 inclusive, were prescribed in Canada and ingested OxyContin® tablets and/or OxyNEO® tablets, you and your family members may be entitled to receive compensation for certain injuries.  The settlement provides for a $20 million (CDN) Settlement Payment which will pay for these benefits, as well as for the costs of administering the settlement, payment of the claims of Provincial Health Insurers and Class Counsel Legal Fees.

OPTING OUT
If you are a member of the Class and do not wish to be bound by future orders made in the Proceedings, and/or by the Settlement you must take active steps by "Opting Out". To Opt Out, you must fully complete and submit an Opt Out Form to the Claims Administrator by the Opt Out Deadline of July 12, 2017.  Opt Out Forms are available at www.oxycontinclassactionsettlement.ca or may be requested by mail or telephone from the Claims Administrator. If you Opt Out, you will NOT be able to make a claim for compensation under the Settlement.

OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR
In order for the Settlement to become effective, it must be approved by the Courts in Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.  If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit a written objection to the Claims Administrator by no later than July 12, 2017 at the address listed below and you may attend the hearings on the following dates:
Ontario Class: July 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 361 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Québec Class: August 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Superior Court of Québec, 1 Notre-Dame East, Montréal, Québec.
Atlantic Canada Class: August 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Law Courts Building, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Saskatchewan Class: August 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Court of Queen's Bench, 2425 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan.

PARTICIPATING IN THE SETTLEMENT
If the Settlement is approved by the Courts, you will have a limited amount of time within which to submit a claim for compensation.  You will be able to submit your claim online through a website portal.  You will also have the option to submit a paper Claim Form.  If the Settlement is approved, the paper Claim Form will be posted on the settlement website at www.oxycontinclassactionsettlement.ca and will be available on request from the Claims Administrator.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you have questions about the Settlement and/or would like to obtain more information, please visit the settlement website at www.oxycontinclassactionsettlement.ca or contact the Claims Administrator at:               

RicePoint Administration Inc.  
PO Box 4454, Toronto Station A,
25 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5W 4B1
Email: oxycontin@ricepoint.com
Toll Free: 1 (888) 663-7185

You can also contact Class Counsel at any of the following firms:

Rochon Genova LLP 
900-121 Richmond St.W.  
Toronto, ON M5H 2K1 
Joel P. Rochon 
Tel: 416-363-1867 

Siskinds LLP
680 Waterloo St. 
London, ON N6A 3V8
Michael G. Robb
Tel: 877-672-2121

Wagners
1869 Upper Water St. 
Halifax, NS B3J 1S9
Raymond F. Wagner
Tel: 902-425-7330

Merchant Law Group LLP
2401 Saskatchewan Dr. 
Regina, SK S4P 4H8
Tony Merchant
Tel: 888-567-7777

 

This Notice has been approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Québec, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan

SOURCE Rochon Genova LLP

RELATED LINKS
www.oxycontinclassactionsettlement.ca

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