Negron v. Cigna Corp., No. 3:16-cv-01702
On October 13, 2016, Plaintiff filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of a nationwide class, captioned Negron v. Cigna Corp., No. 3:16-cv-01702, alleging that Defendants Cigna Corp. and Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company engaged in a practice of requiring pharmacies to charge insured patients unauthorized and excessive amounts for prescription drugs. The complaint alleges that Defendants and their agents the “claw back” the excessive payments by forcing the pharmacies to pay the unauthorized charges to Defendants after collecting them from the insureds. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants’ practices violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). Izard, Kindall & Raabe and Motley Rice LLC were appointed interim co-lead counsel for plaintiffs on December 8, 2016, and Plaintiffs filed a Consolidated Complaint on January 9, 2017 which added Optum Rx as a Defendant.