Reuters Highlights $141 Million Preliminary Settlement in McKesson

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January 31, 2023

Reuters recently highlighted a win for Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s client, lead plaintiff Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers and a class of investors in a long-running securities fraud case against McKesson Corporation, a global pharmaceutical company.

This month, the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California gave preliminary approval to a proposed $141 million settlement in Evanston Police Pension Fund v. McKesson Corp.

The lawsuit involves allegations of generic drug price-fixing by McKesson, the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of prescription drugs. This deal, as Reuters explains, “resolves claims that McKesson knew that generic drugmakers were conspiring to hike the prices of their drugs in concert beginning around 2014 but failed to disclose that to investors, resulting in losses when state regulators announced a price- fixing investigation in 2017.”

Reuters quotes lead counsel Robbins Geller partner Spencer Burkholz, Weve had nearly five years of intense litigation in this case, so were pleased to move another step forward towards final resolution and getting a strong recovery for the investors who were harmed here.”

The court will review the settlement for final approval later this year.

Read the full Reuters article at https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/mckessons-141-mln-deal-investor-suit-over-price-fixing-gets-initial-ok-2023-01-20/

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