Legal Update: Invisalign Purchasers, Your Rights and Options Explained

United States District Court, Northern District of California
align technology, Invisalign


A federal court issued this notice; it is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Align Technology, Inc. (“Align” or Defendant) by two dental practices, alleging that Align engaged in anticompetitive conduct, causing those who directly purchased Invisalign Aligners from Align to pay more than they should have. Align denies these allegations, and the court has not determined whether Align has committed any wrongdoing.

The court has permitted the lawsuit to proceed as a class action on behalf of all individuals or entities in the United States who purchased Invisalign Aligners directly from Align during the period from January 1, 2019, through March 31, 2022 (the “Class Period”). Excluded from the Class are (1) Align, its subsidiaries, affiliate entities, and employees, and (2) all federal or state government entities or agencies.

There is currently no money available, and there is no guarantee that funds will be available in the future. Nevertheless, your legal rights are affected, and you must make a decision now.


Do Nothing: Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights. By taking no action, you will remain a class member in this class action lawsuit. If the Plaintiffs obtain money, either through trial or settlement, you may be eligible to share in that money and will be notified of how to claim your share. If the case proceeds to trial and the Class does not succeed, you will be bound by that judgment. By staying in the Class, you relinquish any rights to individually sue Align for the same legal claims about Invisalign Aligners in this lawsuit.

Exclude Yourself: Opt out of this lawsuit. Forgo the right to share in any money obtained from it. Retain your legal rights. You have the option to request exclusion from this lawsuit. The court will exclude any member who requests exclusion from the Class. This is the only way to preserve any right you have to participate in another potential lawsuit seeking money for legal claims arising from the facts alleged in this lawsuit about Invisalign Aligners. If you wish to opt out, you must submit a written “Request for Exclusion” to the Class Administrator. To be valid, your Request for Exclusion must be postmarked by March 15, 2024, and mailed to: Align Direct Purchaser Antitrust Exclusion Request, c/o Class Administrator, P.O. Box 2418, Portland, OR 97208-2418.

Lawyers must prove the legal claims about Invisalign Aligners against Align at a trial scheduled to begin on May 13, 2024, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, in Courtroom 4. If money is obtained from Align, and you remain in the Class, you will be notified about how to request a share. There is no guarantee that the Plaintiffs will prevail or that they will receive any money for the Class.

Note: The date and time of the trial may change without further notice to the class.

Please check to confirm that the trial date has not changed.

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