Holding the State of Illinois Court, the Circuit Court in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for St Clair County, Illinois, is almost identical to that of the California State Court that Optum’s arbitration clause is both procedurally and substantively unreasonable. In fact, the Illinois court agreed California Court that Optum’s arbitration clause was “unfairly one-sided”, in fact it was “so one-sided as to be conscience-shattering” and hence the Illinois The court held the clause to be negligent.
Lead JLG Counsel Markus Kuker said: “The renewed defeat of Optum’s unscrupulous arbitration clause is yet another nail in the coffin of oppressive unfair arbitration clauses designed solely to favor large companies at the expense of smaller companies without significant bargaining power. We are well on our way to lifting the secrecy curtain imposed on companies like Optum and exposing their dirty secrets.” Managing Partner Neal Jacobs added, “This win could help save your local pharmacy and should be a lesson for those be manipulating the system with unscrupulous arbitration clauses.”
Jacobs Law Group (JLG) is an award-winning law firm peer reviewed by professionals with the highest ratings for legal ability and ethics. JLG provides compelling corporate and litigation services, representing over 1,000 independent pharmacies nationwide pursuing PBM abuse lawsuits. JLG seeks to represent these parties (including pharmaceutical companies and government entities) with claims against the PBMs.
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