Cases & Deals

Abbott and other pharmaceutical manufacturers successfully defend against Texas state court action alleging Medicare fraud

Clients Abbott Laboratories

Jones Day represented Abbott Laboratories in an action brought by the State of Texas and relator Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, alleging that Abbott fraudulently submitted false, inflated prices on many different pharmaceutical products and caused Texas to make inflated Medicaid payments. After a favorable ruling on certain expert issues, the case was resolved.

U.S. ex rel. Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Case No. 06-11337-PBS (D. Mass.); U.S. ex rel. Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Case No. 07-11618-PBS (D. Mass.)