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Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Pharmaceutical Companies; Enriches Private Plaintiff Attorneys Hired by StateSubmitted by Hamilton on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 9:11am
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued a decision that will negatively affect pharmaceutical companies doing business in Wisconsin. In the process, the Court enriched outside plaintiff attorneys hired by the State by awarding large attorney fees.
The Court’s decision, State of Wisconsin v. Abbot Laboratories, et al., 2012 WI 62, is the latest in a number of cases pending in state and federal courts involving allegations that pharmaceutical companies reported inflated drug prices, causing states to overpay for Medicaid recipients’ prescription drugs.
The legislature has adjourned and the recall elections are over, but that does not mean that the Hamilton Consulting team is slowing down! Now is the time to ensure that implementation of bills passed during the 2011-12 Legislative Session goes as planned and to prepare for next session.
Fundraisers provide a great opportunity to get to know current and prospective legislators, so the Hamilton Consulting Group has launched a Wisconsin political fundraising calendar to keep our clients informed about upcoming events.
The information on the calendar comes from candidates and committees, so please be sure to RSVP to the person indicated in the event information, not the Hamilton Consulting Group.
The Governor continually seeks Wisconsin citizens to appoint to the state’s 200-plus boards, commissions, councils, and taskforces. Check out the list of boards and commissions that are currently accepting applications and apply!
If you need more information, feel free to contact your Hamilton Consulting team members to discuss opportunities for service.
In this year of seemingly constant elections it is time to look forward to the next round. Prepare for the political TV adds to start anew as the regularly scheduled fall elections for President, Congress, and the Wisconsin Legislature are approaching. The partisan primary will be Aug. 14, and the general election is Nov. 6.