Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley, and Shareholder W. Dee Miles, head of our Fraud section, were recently recognized by Business Alabama magazine on its list of the state’s 10 biggest jury awards in the past five years. They were honored for their work on AWP / Medicaid Fraud litigation.

Beasley and Miles appeared at No. 2 and No. 4 for their work on State of Alabama v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al and State of Alabama v. Sandoz, respectively. Business Alabama reports that in this litigation Beasley Allen “successfully sued the manufacturers of both brand name and generic drugs—for a combined win of nearly $193 million—for failing to pass on the true costs of those medications to Alabama’s Medicaid system. Juries found the pharmaceutical giants liable for the program’s excess reimbursements.”

Business Alabama quotes Beasley as saying, “It was almost a hornbook version of a fraudulent scheme to cheat the state and overcharge for drugs.”

Beasley Allen has represented other states in addition to Alabama in this ongoing litigation, and continues to fight for states whose Medicaid programs were defrauded by inflated drug prices. The firm has already settled more than $600 million in identical claims in eight other states with another $116 million on appeal in other states. States the firm has represented or is currently representing include Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Utah, Arkansas, Hawaii and Louisiana.

In addition to helping states recoup financial losses as a result of this fraud, this litigation is even more significant. Business Alabama quotes Miles as he explains, “These cases have made a significant social change in the way our Medicaid program operates. The federal government has actually revamped its pricing (formula) going forward, and that’s a direct result of this litigation.”

Read the full article at Business Alabama.com.



We're here to help!

We live by our creed of "helping those who need it most" and have helped thousands of clients get the justice they desperately needed and deserved. If you feel you have a case or just have questions please contact us for a free consultation. There is no risk and no fees unless we win for you.

Fields marked    may be required for submission.
  1. I'm an attorney

Medicaid Fraud robs states‘ neediest citizens

Mississippi Supreme Court upholds $30 million judgment...

Our firm has been serving as Special Counsel to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for several years...
Medicaid Fraud robs states‘ neediest citizens

Alaska ends Medicaid Fraud litigation with justice for...

In May 2013 Alaska’s attorney general announced an end to Average Wholesale Price (AWP) / Medicaid...
Dee Miles & Cole Portis - National Law Journal Hot List 2014

Beasley Allen included on National Law Journal's...

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has been selected for inclusion on the National Law...
Medicaid Fraud robs states‘ neediest citizens

Louisiana settles Medicaid Fraud litigation for $88.4...

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has reached an $88.4 million settlement with 25 pharmaceutical...
Medicaid Fraud robs states‘ neediest citizens

State of Mississippi awarded $12.4 million in Medicaid...

Judge Thomas L. Zebert found in favor of the State of Mississippi against Watson Pharmaceuticals in the...

Beasley Allen shareholder Dee Miles discusses Medicaid...

Beasley Allen is currently representing eight states in litigation against a number of pharmaceutical...

Thank you for all your hard work

Thank you for all your hard work over the past years on my behalf and so many others. God bless you all.

—Ella