The Joseph Saveri Law Firm filed a class action lawsuit, In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation, in January 2016 on behalf of dental product purchasers against Patterson Companies, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., and Benco Dental Supply Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The suit charges three of the nation’s primary distributors of dental products with illegally boycotting competitors in order to maintain and extend their dominant position in the market for dental supplies and equipment.
The suit seeks monetary damages for direct purchasers impacted by the boycott. On June 25, 2019, the Court entered a Final Judgment and Order granting approval of an $8o million settlement. Please see the case settlement website for the latest status regarding settlement administration and disbursement.