Outcome: $5.7 million settlement and clients received a 21% whistleblower reward
U.S.A. et al. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al., Case No.: 1:19-cv-06717, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Tycko & Zavareei LLP Partners Eva Gunasekera and Renée Brooker represented two pharmacist whistleblowers in a False Claims Act qui tam case against an online pharmacy that settled allegations that it prematurely dispensed insulin pen refills to patients, causing Medicare and Medicaid programs to pay more than they should have paid for unprescribed and unusable insulin. The online pharmacy paid $5.7 million and our clients received a 21% whistleblower reward. Further, the online pharmacy admitted to these allegations in the settlement.