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Spoliation of Evidence Results in Dismissal of Class Action

 
January 23, 2018

Related Industires:

Education Healthcare Life Sciences

Related Services:

Class Action Defense Litigation
 
Case Study

Situation

A putative class action alleged improprieties by pharmacy benefit managers that affected independent drug stores and the general public. The case wound its way through the courts for 15 years, presenting issues that were addressed multiple times by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and once on a certified question by the California Supreme Court. 

Result

In defense of our pharmacy benefit manager client, Husch Blackwell litigators argued that the plaintiffs destroyed evidence relevant to their substantive claims. The District Court agreed, and it dismissed the case with prejudice.  

Attorney Team Members: Chris Smith, Jason Husgen and Luke Weissler

Professionals:

Jason Husgen

Senior Counsel

Luke J. Weissler

Associate