Surescripts Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
POWELL PRESCRIPTION CENTER, ET. AL. V. SURESCRIPTS, LLC, ET. AL., NO. 1:19-CV-06627
Wexler Boley & Elgersma, along with co-counsel, filed this class action suit alleging that Surescripts uses its monopolistic market share to conduct anticompetitive practices in the e-prescription markets, such as entering into loyalty agreements with certain customers that allow the company to charge higher transaction fees than would be possible in a competitive market, as well as issuing threats against customers to ensure no other market competitors emerged. The lawsuit also names RelayHealth and Allscripts— competitors that Plaintiffs allege entered into non-compete and exclusive dealing an agreements with SureScripts in exchange for a portion of SureScripts’ monopoly profits.