Antitrust & Intellectual Property

Lasik

Result: $12.5 million settlement
Year: 2001

In re Lasik/PRK Antitrust Litigation

Lieff Cabraser served as a member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in class actions brought on behalf of persons who underwent Lasik/PRK eye surgery. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants, the manufacturers of the laser system used for the laser vision correction surgery, manipulated fees charged to ophthalmologists and others who performed the surgery, and that the overcharges were passed onto consumers who paid for laser vision correction surgery.

In December 2001, the Court approved a $12.5 million settlement of the litigation.