In Beeman v. Anthem, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday in a published decision that a claim on behalf of California pharmacists for violation of Civil Code Section 2527 against numerous pharmaceutical benefit manager companies, known as PBMs, was not barred under the First Amendment, upholding a decision by the Hon. Virginia A. Phillips had reached the same conclusion.
Once the decision becomes final, the action will proceed again in federal court, where it has been pending for over eight years. Consumer Law Group, along with the firm of Brown Woods and George, has been prosecuting the case on behalf of pharmacists throughout California. To review the decision, please see the attached document.