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This is the official Court-ordered website for the Proposed Amended Settlement in California Dental Association, et al. v. Delta Dental of California, San Francisco County Superior Court, Action No. CGC-14 538849.

Payment of Settlement Checks: Distribution of settlement checks to Class members who were eligible for an allocation from the settlement funds has been ongoing since September 20, 2018 and is still continuing. Settlement checks were mailed on September 20, 2018, October 8, 2018 and November 8, 2018. Some settlement checks remain to be sent due primarily to the need to resolve objections, locate missing addresses or confirm the appropriate payee for allocations to Class members who have passed away and other similar issues. Some settlement checks have been returned as undeliverable. If you believe you are eligible for a settlement check and have not received it, please contact Rust Consulting as soon as possible. 

Class Counsel has filed a Status Conference Statement and Compliance Report which describes the settlement payments that have been mailed to date, the issues that remain to be resolved, and the process that is being followed. The court has schedule a Status Conference for November 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. to consider this report. 

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Class Counsel filed a motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees in the amount of $200,000, to be paid out of interest that has accrued on the Settlement Fund to date.  These fees are requested in light of the extraordinary additional time required for Class Counsel to respond to requests for information, objections and questions submitted by Class members.  If the motion is granted, the additional attorneys' fees will not affect the Settlement Amount being distributed to the Class, or the settlement allocation of any Class member. This hearing is currently scheduled to be heard on November 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.


Proposed Order Granting Plaintiff's' Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Notice of Motion and Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Proof of Service

Status Conference Statement and Compliance Report Submitted by Class Counsel

Declaration of Paul Alexander in Support of Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Supplemental Declaration of Paul Alexander in Support of Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees

Declaration of George Langendorf in Support of Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees 

Supplemental Declaration of George Langendorf in Support of Motion for Supplemental Attorneys' Fees


On April 30, 2018, the Court issued an Order Granting Final Approval of the Amended Class Action Settlement Agreement, and a Final Judgment resolving the case. On May 2, 2018, the Court entered a Corrected Order Granting Final Approval. The Amended Settlement Agreement and significant documents related to it, including the Motion for Final Approval, the Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Incentive Awards, and the Court’s Final Approval Order and Judgment are available on this web site, and can be found under the tab “Current Settlement Documents.”

Now that the Court has granted final approval, the Class Notice Administrator will begin the process of notifying class members who have been allocated a portion of the Amended Settlement Amount of their allocation and notifying both class members and their dental group practices of the planned distribution.  More details regarding this process are available in the Amended Plan of Allocation and Distribution (Appendix 3 to the Amended Settlement Agreement, available under “Current Settlement Documents”) and in the Frequently Asked Questions, which we will update soon with additional FAQs regarding the distribution process. 

The Frequently Asked Questions and Key Dates are found under the tabs with these names.

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Disclaimer

THIS SITE IS NOT OPERATED BY THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION OR DELTA DENTAL OF CALIFORNIA.  THIS SITE IS OPERATED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE CLASS NOTICE ADMINISTRATOR.  PLEASE DIRECT ANY WEBSITE ERRORS OR QUESTIONS TO THE ADMINISTRATOR, RUST CONSULTING, INC.

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