AOA members notified of AOA lawsuit settlement
Learn the details of the settlement and view frequently asked questions about decoupling and the impact on membership.
As announced on July 27, 2018, the AOA has reached an agreement to settle the class action lawsuit filed two years ago. Details of the settlement, which still must be approved by the court, are explained in The DO.
On August 9, members received formal notification of the settlement. It defines who is in the class, the terms of the settlement and the rights of class members. There is no need for settlement class members to do anything to approve the settlement; they will receive benefits automatically when the settlement is fully approved by the court. Class members may choose to object to the settlement, but they cannot exclude themselves from the settlement or class.
The FAQ below provides additional information about decoupling and the impact of the settlement on membership, certification and CME.