Cipro class action settlement

A federal judge has approved a $74 million class action lawsuit settlement between Bayer Corp. and consumers who say the company conspired with other drug manufacturers to keep lower-cost generic versions of the drug Cipro off the market. Consumers who purchased Cipro in California between 1997 and 2004 can claim at least $25 cash – maybe more – from the class action settlement.

The Cipro settlement is with Bayer Corp. only; the case against the other manufacturers continues.

Plaintiffs accuse Bayer, Barr Laboratories Inc., Hoechst Marion Rousse, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., and The Rugby Group Inc. of violating antitrust and consumer protection laws by agreeing not to compete with each other, and by keeping lower-cost generic versions of Cipro off the market.  The manufacturers deny these claims. Bayer agreed to settle its portion of the case to avoid the cost of further litigation.

No one is claiming that Cipro is unsafe or ineffective.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Bayer Cipro settlement include all persons and entities that purchased the prescription antibiotic drug Cipro in California between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004.

The Class includes both consumers and third-party payors:

  • Consumer Class Members are people that paid for some or all of the cost of Cipro in California. A Consumer Class Member purchased Cipro from a pharmacy or was administered Cipro in a hospital. These Class Members must have lived in California at any time between January 8, 1997 and October 31, 2004, and paid for some or all of the total cost of a Cipro prescription in California during that time.
  • A Third-Party Payor Class Member is an entity that is a party to a contract, issuer of a policy, or sponsor of a plan, and that must pay or reimburse all or part of the cost of Cipro dispensed to its California members.
Potential Award

The amount of money you can receive from the Cipro class action settlement will be based on how many people file valid claims, but it will be at least $25.

Claim Form

Cipro Consumer Settlement
PO Box 3034
Faribault, MN 55021-2633

Cipro TPP Settlement
PO Box 3033
Faribault, MN 55021-2633

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Cipro Cases I & II, Case Nos. 4154 and 4220, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego.

Final Hearing


UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Bayer Cipro settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
PO Box 3034
Faribault, MN 55021-2633
Toll Free Hotline 1-866-404-0135

Class Counsel

Eric B. Fastiff

Dan Drachler

Joseph R. Saveri

Ralph Kalfayan

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  • Cindy September 10, 2013

    How can we get the Cipro case filed in other states, like Georgia?

  • Linford Simpson September 10, 2013

    Cipro guide lines is not honest to consumers.

  • Joseph Malbrough October 12, 2013

    Im not really worried, it will be addressed.

  • tom November 17, 2013

    Great, Rust is handling this claim. No checks for 2 years then 3000 checks, 150000 rejections. $12000000 not spent. They are the worst.

  • Bry November 19, 2013

    Rust consulting…..China screw everybody, I’m not even gonna fill mine out, waste of time.

  • Bry November 19, 2013

    Gonna….not China….lol.

  • ben November 20, 2013

    fuck rust

  • mel January 7, 2014

    only if you bought it in Caleeeeefornia

  • Rose January 18, 2014

    Sad to tell you but I have govt care and have been given CIPRO 5 times since 2008,ever trusting said doctors!!
    I have knee damage,can’t sleep much,and feel pain thruout the body all the time. This drug needs to be taken off market,it’s use is obviously in the area of eugenics for the world. And my heart is bad now too,and I don’t have much time.
    SPREAD the word to all you know,this drug is made to kill!

  • CC January 24, 2014

    Rust are nothing but crooks!!!!!!!

  • juanita hudson March 20, 2014

    Hello I havnt received any emails from u in two wks since I been in hospital please let me know what happen

  • Melissa April 1, 2014

    Got a letter asking for more proof since I lived in CA at the time but now live in WA. Hope that means checks are coming soon!

    • sweet April 2, 2014

      received same letter,haven’t heard anything since. please keep me posted LA.

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