California Department of Insurance Intervenes in Lieff Cabraser’s Lawsuit Against AbbVie Alleging Kickbacks and Improper Marketing of Top-Selling Drug Humira

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Joint Complaint Filed Under the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act

On September 18, 2018, Lieff Cabraser and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sued AbbVie, Inc. for violations of the Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (“IFPA”) by providing kickbacks to healthcare providers throughout California relating to sale of the immunosuppressive drug Humira. Humira, used to treat arthritis, colitis, and other diseases, is a widely-prescribed drug that led the list of top-selling pharmaceutical products until its 2016 U.S. patent expiration, having global sales of $16 billion in 2016 alone. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Files Class Action Fraud Lawsuit Against HCC Medical Insurance Services

Lieff Cabraser Files Class Action Fraud Lawsuit Against HCC Medical Insurance Services

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP partners Rachel Geman and Elizabeth J. Cabraser, with co-counsel, have filed a multi-state class action lawsuit in Indiana federal court alleging that HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC, HCC Life Insurance Company, and Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (“Defendants”) have cheated the plaintiffs—consumers of short-term insurance plans who have incurred sometimes catastrophic medical expenses—by routinely and systematically refusing to pay promised insurance benefits, including through the common vehicle of post-claims underwriting. The named plaintiffs are residents of South Portland, Maine, Box Elder, South Dakota, and Post Falls, Idaho. [Read more…]

The Tennessean Reports on Newly-Filed North Carolina Mutual Insurance Fraud Lawsuit

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The Tennessean reports on Lieff Cabraser’s lawsuit against North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company filed Wednesday in federal court in Tennessee on behalf of Marietta McClendon. The Brentwood resident’s suit alleges North Carolina Mutual took her family’s money by way of a fraud that halved the benefits she obtained after the death of her brother. “My mother and brother worked hard to protect our family,” said Ms. McClendon. “Losing them was hard on our family. We expected the life insurance company to stand behind their policy and to pay what they owed.” [Read more…]