BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation
When 19 Michigan municipalities sought compensation from a drug manufacturer for marking up prescription drug prices, they turned to Sommers Schwartz – and prevailed.
Sommers Schwartz represented various Michigan cities and counties in a class action claiming that they overpaid on more than 400 brand name drugs from 2001 to 2006. The lawsuit alleged that drug wholesaler McKesson, and First Data Bank, a publisher of drug data, wrongfully inflated the factor used to calculate the average wholesale price.
Attorney Jason J. Thompson spearheaded the municipalities’ participation in an $82 million nationwide settlement. More than $2.7 million of the total amount was allocated among Michigan plaintiffs as follows:
As previously posted, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson praised Sommers Schwartz, along with the county’s Corporation Counsel and Human Resources Department, in their efforts to recover the monies.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.