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Monday, October 21, 2019

Kanner & Whiteley LLC

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  • Lawsuits

    Judge denies class action status for insurer’s suit against AbbVie, others over testosterone drugs

    A Chicago federal judge has barred an Ohio health insurer from pursuing a class action against several pharmaceutical companies, which are already embroiled in massive litigation over their testosterone drugs, saying the thousands of potential claims would be too individualized to be served well by a class action and the insurer’s drug review practices were “unconventional.”

  • Judge tosses insurers' RICO class action vs testosterone drug makers, saying not specific enough

    A federal judge has tossed, with leave to amend, the bulk of a federal racketeering and fraud class action brought by an Ohio-based health insurer against Abbvie and other makers of testosterone drugs, saying the insurer has not yet backed up with enough particularity its allegations the drugmakers invented the condition known as “low T,” and, through false marketing to doctors, patients and insurers alike, induced insurers and others to pay far more for the drugs to treat the condition.