TAMPA – A pharmacy benefit management company in Hillsborough County has filed suit against an Illinois business alleging it did not honor the contract between the parties.
Matrix Healthcare Services Inc., doing business as myMatrixx, filed a complaint on May 10 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against OptumRx PBM of Illinois Inc., formerly known as Catamaran PBM of Illinois, alleging it breached its contractual obligations.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in the late fall of 2015, it began experiencing repeated lengthy delays in receiving transaction files from the defendant, causing it to suffer harm and exceptional and persistent degradation of the essential services provided by defendant. The plaintiff holds OptumRx PBM of Illinois Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to timely remedy such degradations of essential services, failed to provide plaintiff and its customers with a national network of participating pharmacies, failed to follow its formulary rules and incorrect pricing. Defendant also allegedly failed to promptly notify them of the termination of participating pharmacies.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant and to award to it damages, costs, interest and all other relief the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Richard E. Fee and Catherine Yant of Fees & Jeffries PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-01153