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Stericycle settlement checks in the mail

September 11, 2018 Dentists who were members of the Stericycle class action lawsuit should keep an eye on their mailbox for settlement checks.

A $295 million settlement was reached in October 2017 on behalf of a nationwide class of Stericycle customers, following a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of engaging in a price-increasing scheme that automatically inflated customers' bills up to 18 percent biannually. Settlement checks were mailed to eligible class members on Aug. 28, according to stericycleclassaction.com, a website set up by the class action plaintiffs' lead law firm.

The class of Stericycle customers included any person or entities that between March 8, 2003, and Oct. 26, 2017, resided in the United States, except Washington and Alaska, were identified by Stericycle as a "small quantity" customer and were charged and paid more than their contractually agreed price for Stericycle's medical waste disposal goods and services, according to the website.  

Dentists can visit hbsslaw.com/cases/stericycle to view a sample check or stericycleclassaction.com/faq to view frequently asked questions about the litigation.

Dentists who believe they are eligible class members and did not receive their checks can contact the settlement administrator at: Stericycle Class Action, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 10515, Dublin, OH 43017-1515 or Questions@StericycleClassAction.com.

The ADA continues to receive calls from members regarding auto-renew provisions in service contracts, as in a typical Stericycle contract. The ADA Center for Professional Success has guidance on auto renew contracts at ADA.org/autorenew.