Monthly Archives: May 2021

Knoxville Tennessee Sues Netflix and Hulu Over Unpaid Franchise Fees 

Knoxville, Tennessee, represented by Schneider Wallace and co-counsel, is suing Netflix and Hulu for unpaid municipal franchise fees. The complaint alleges that Netflix and Hulu operate “at least in part in public rights-of-law” and seeks damages up to $5 million.

House Committee Releases Report on Humira and Imbruvica Price Increase Investigation

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform released a 57 page report on May 18th, 2021 regarding AbbVie’s pricing of Humira and Imbruvica drugs in the United States.

Humira is a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.  It generated $160 billion in revenue for AbbVie in 2020 and has a current price of $77,000 per year.  The price of the drug has increased nearly 5x over its initial pricing. The Committee on Oversight and Reform reviewed 170,000 pages of internal documents from 2009 and to present, and concluded that the 470% “price increases [were] not justified”.

United Healthcare Files Against Jazz, Merck, Glenmark and Par for Xyrem Pay-For-Delay

Jazz Pharmaceuticals faces a direct-action lawsuit from health insurer United Healthcare, over allegations Jazz conspired to delay generic competition to Xyrem. Xyrem is a narcolepsy medication.

Ledger and Shopify Class Action Over Allegations of a Data Breach Cover Up 

Schneider Wallace filed on April 6th, 2021 a class action complaint against Shopify and Ledger for allegedly covering up a data breach in 2020. Plaintiffs allege Ledger and Shopify “negligently allowed, recklessly ignored, and then intentionally sought to cover up” the data breach. The complaint was filed in the Northern District of California.