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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
I. Parties
This SettlementAgreement ("Agreement") is entered into between the State ofArizona and
the defendant Walgreen Co. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, (See Exhibit A attached)
("Walgreens"), acting through their authorized representatives (hereinafter referred to as "the
Parties").
II. Preamble
As a preamble to this Agreement,.the Parties agree to the following:
A. Walgreen Co. is an Illinois corporation headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens is a nationwide retail pharmacy chain with over 5,000 stores in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
B. Relator Bernard Lisitza is an individual residentofthe State ofIllinois. On January
31, 2003, Relator filed a qui tam action in the United States District Court for Northern District of
Illinois captioned United States et al. ex reI. Bernard Lisitza., v. Walgreens Co., No. 03 C 744
(hereinafter "the Civil Action").'""
C. The State of Arizona contends that Walgreens submitted or caused to be submitted
claims for payment to the State of Arizona's Medicaid Program ("Medicaid"), 42 U.S.c. §§ 1396-
1396v.
D. The State of Arizona contends that it has certain civil and administrative monetary
claims, as specified in subparagraphs i, ii, and iii, against Walgreens for engaging in the following
conduct (hereinafter referred to as the "Covered Conduct"):
1. . From July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005, Walgreens improperly
switched its Medicaid patients who were prescribed Ranitidine (generic Zantac) 150 mg or 300 mg
1
". tablets or a prescription that did not specify a dosage fonn to the capsule fonn of the drug. This
. switch occurred because ofFederal Upper Limits ("FULs") that had been placed on the tablet fonn
of Ranitidine by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS").
11. From August 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005, Walgreens improperly
switched its Medicaid patients who were prescribed Fh.loxetine (generic Prozac) 10 mg or 20 mg
capsules or a prescription for those drugs that did not specify the dosage fonn to the tablet fonn of
the drug.
iii.. From July 1, 2001 throughDecerober)l, 2005, Walgreens i_mproperly switched its
Medicaid patients who were prescribed Selegiline (generic Eldepryl) 5 mg tablets or a prescription
for those drugs that did not specify the dosage fonn to the capsule fonn of the drug.
E. The State· contends that as a result ofengaging in this switching behavior as·- - -
" . .. ' . : . . '" " . . " . ' " . . ' ' , ' .
described in D(i)(ii)and (iii), Walgreens received reimbursement amounts from Medicaid that were
higher than it was entitled to receive.·
F. This Settlement Agreement is not an admission of liability by Walgreens, nor is it.
evidence ofany valid claim. Walgreens denies the State's contentions, including the contentions that
i~ dispensed improper dosage fonns of any prescription drug and that it did so because of the
existence ofa FUL for any drug product. Walgreens also denies that it has any liability to the State
. . ' . ' . . . ' ' , ' . . . . ' . . .
for the Covered Conduct. Nothing in this Settlement Agreement nor any consideration exchanged
pursuant to thisSettlement Agreement shall be construed as an admission or finding ofliability or
wrongdoing by Walgreens.
. . ' . . " . - . ' . . . : " , , : , .' ," .." .. . ' ...-
G. .Walgreens is concurrently entering into a separate settlement agreement (hereinafter
. . . ' .. . .
referred to as the "Federal Settlement Agreement and Release") with the United States Department
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, . . .
. '.,"
.; .'
of Justice (hereinafter referred to as the "United States") which will be receiving settlement funds
from Walgreens pursuant to Paragraph 1(a) below for the Covered Conductdescribed in Paragraph n .
above.
H. To avoid the delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense ofprotracted litigation of
the above claims, the Parties reach a full and final settlement pursuant to the Terms and Conditions
below.
III. Terms and Conditions
L ..Walgreensagr<:!estgpayt()the U:nited St.at~s)~ndthe states which will be receiving
settlement funds pursuant to this paragraph ("the Participating States") collectively $35 million (the
"Settlement Amount").. The Settlement Amount is to be paid to the United States and the
Participating States as follows:
. . : . . '
a. Walgreens and the United States agree that the Bum of $18,584,972.62 .
represents the Federal Share (the "Federal Settlement Amount"). Walgreens agrees to pay the
Federal Settlement Amount to the United States by electronic funds transfer pursuant to written
instructions to be provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Walgreens agrees to make this electronic funds transfer no later than 10 days from the Effective Date
ofthe Federal Settlement Agreementand Release..
b. Walgreens and the Participating States agree that the sum of$16,415,027.37
. .
. . . . .
represents the Participating States'share (the "State Settlement Amount") under terms and
conditions agreed upon by ·Walgreens and the Participating States (the "State. Settlement
. . . .
Agreements"). Within tenbusiness days from the execution oftheState SettlementAgreements by
. . ' . . . ' . . ' '. .' . . ' . ' . ' ' . : . '. . ' . . .' . ' .
all of the Participating States, or at any earlier date as otherwise agreed in writing between
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Walgreens and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units' Negotiating Team
("NAMFCU"), Walgreens shall transfer the State Settlement Amount to an account designated by
NAMFCU for distribution to the Participating States.
. c. The total portion ofthe Settlement Amount paid by Walgreens in settlement
for the Covered Conduct to the State ofArizona is $1,069,941.96, consisting ofa portion paid to the
State ofArizona under this agreement and another portion paid to the federal government as part of
the Federal Settlement Agreement and Release. The individual portion of the State Settlement
Amount allocable tothe·State·of Ari.zong under this agreement ipqe sumof$314,089.46.
.d. Contingent upon the Participating States receiving the State Settlement.
Amount from Walgreens and as soon as feasible after receipt, the Participating States agree to pay
$1,844,377.28 to Relator by electronic funds transfer pursuant to instructions provided by Counsel
for the Relator, Michael 1. Behn ofBehn & Wyetzner, Chartered..
2. Subject to the exceptions in Paragraph 3 below, in consideration ofthe obligations of
Walgreens in this Agreement, conditioned upon Walgreens' full payment of the Federal and State
Settlement Amounts, the State of Arizona on behalf of itself, its officers, agents, agencies, and
departments, agrees to release Walgreens and its current and former directors, officers, employees,
.and agents from any civil or administrative monetary claim the State ofArizona has or may have for
the Covered Conduct. .
3. Notwithstanding any term ofthis Agreement, the State ofArizona specifically does·
. not release any personor entity from any ofthe following claims orliabilities: a. any civil, criminal,
t . · . ' . . •
' . . . .
or administrative liability arising under State ofArizona revenue codes;b; any criminal liability; c.
. . . " :
. any civil or administrative liability not covered bythisrelease that Walgreens has ormay have under ...•..
any state statute, regulation, or rule; d. any liability to the State ofArizona (or its agencies) for any
conduct other than the Covered Conduct; e. any liability based upon such obligations as are created
by this Agreement; f. except as explicitly stated in this agreement, any administrative liability,
including mandatory exclusion from the State ofArizona's Medicaid Program; . and g. any claims
for personal injury or property damage or for other consequential damages related to the Covered
Conduct.
4. In consideration ofthe obligations ofWalgreens in this Agreement and the Corporate
.Integrity Agt:eement("CIAn .entered into:.b.~tween OJG-:HH.SJmd:Walgr~~Ds, andconditioned l.lpOn
Walgreens' full payment ofthe Federal and State Settlement Amounts, the State ofArizona agrees to
release and refrain from instituting, directing, or maintaining any administrative action seeking
exclusion from the State ofArizona's Medicaid Program, except as reserved in Paragraph 3, for the
Covered Conduct. Nothing in this Agreement precludes the State of ATIzonafrom taking action
against Walgreens in the event that Walgreens is excluded by the federal government,or for conduct .
and practices other than the Covered Conduct. The Medicaid Fraud COIltrol Unit for the State of. .
Arizona further agrees to refrain from recommending, causing or attempting to cause any
administrative action or sanction, including debarment, by any other governmental agency of the
State of Arizona for the Covered Conduct. The State of Arizona does not have the authority to
. " . ' . .
. .. release Walgreens from any claims or actions which may be asserted by private payers or insurers, .
including those that are paid by a state's Medicaid Program on a capitatedbasis.
5. Walgreens waives and shall not assert any defenses Walgreens may have to any
criminal prosecution or administrative action for the Covered Conduct that is based in whole or
in part on a contention that, under the Double Jeopardy Clause in the Fifth Amendment of the
5
Constitution, or under the Excessive Fines Clause in the EighthAmendment ofthe Constitution, this
Agreement bars a remedy sought in such criminal prosecution or administrative action; however, all
other defenses that Walgreens may have are not waived. Nothing in this Paragraph or any other
provision of this Agreement constitutes an agreement by the State of Arizona concerning the
characterization ofthe Settlement Amount for purposes of state·revenue laws.
6. Walgreens fully and finally releases the State of Arizona, its agencies, employees,
servants, and agents from any claims (including attorney's fees, costs, and expenses of every kind
. and ho'.v:ever denominated) thatWalgreens has ~~§eI1ed, cquldhav_e, asserted, qr~mayassert in the.
future against the State of Arizona, its agencies, employees, servants, and agents, for the Covered
Conduct and the State of Arizona's investigation and prosecution of the Covered Conduct.
7. The Settlement Amount shall not be decreased as a result ofthe denial ofclaims for
. " . . . . . ," " :. . ' .
payment noW being withheld from payment by the State of Arizona;s Medicaid Program or other
.state payer for the Covered Conduct; and Walgreens shall not resubmit to the State of Arizona's .
.Medicaid Program, or any statepayer any previously denied claims for theCovered Conduct, and·
shall not appeal any such denials ofclaims.
8. The State of Arizona agrees to dismiss with prejudice any lawsuit specifically as to
Walgreens, including any qui tam "whistleblower" lawsuit, in whichthe state has intervened and/or
has the authority to dismiss, currently pending against Walgreens in the courts of the State of
Arizona or in Federal Court, for the Covered Conduct.
9. Walgreens agrees to cooperate fully and truthfully with the State of Arizona's
. ' . . .
investigationrelated t~ the Covered Conduct ofindividuals and entities not released in this
. . .
.. ·Agreement.. Upon reasonable notice, Walgreens shall encourage, and agrees not to impair the
6
cooperation ofits directors, officers, and employees, and shall use its best efforts to make
. . .
available, and encourage the cooperation of former directors, officers, and employees for
interviews and testimony, consistent with the rights and privileges of such individuals. Upon
reasonable request,Walgreens agrees to furnish to the State ofArizona complete and unredacted
copies ofall documents, reports, memoranda of interviews, and records in its possession,
custody, or control concerning any investigation ofthe Covered Conduct that it has undertaken,
or that has been performed by its counselor other agent, unless such material is covered by a
,valid claim ofprivilege..
10. Except as provided herein, this Agreement is intended to be for the benefit of the
Parties only.
11. Walgreens waives and shall not seek payment for any of the health care billings
covered by this Agreement from any health care beneficiaries or their parents, sponsors, legally
responsible individuals, or third party payers based upon the claims defined as Covered Conduct;
12.Walgreens warnmts that it has reviewed its financial situation and that it currently is
solventwithin the meaning of·ll U.S.C. §§ 547(b)(3) and 548(a)(1)(B)(ii)(I), and shall remain
solvent following payment to the United States and the Participating States of the Settlement
. . .
Amount. Further, the Parties warrant that, in evaluating whether to execute this Agreement, they (a)
' . . '
have intended that the mutual .promises, covenants,. and obligations set forth constitute a .
contemporaneous exchange for new value given to Walgreens, within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. §
• • • . ' I ' •
547(c)(1); and (b) conclude that these mutual promises, covenants, and obligations do, in fact,'
constitute such a contemporaneous exchange. Further, the Parties warrant that the mutuai promises,
covenants, and obligations set forth herein are intended to and do, in fact, represent a reasonably
7
equivalent exchange of value' that is not intended to hinder, delay, or defraud any entity that
Walgreens was or became indebted to on or after the date ofthis transfer,within the meaning of 11
U.S.c. § 548(a)(1).
13. . In addition to all other payments and responsibilities under this agreement, Walgreens
agrees to pay all reasonable travel costs and expenses for the NAMFCU Team in an amount not to
exceed $10,000.00. Walgreens will pay this amount by separate check or wire transfer made payable
to the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units after the Participating States execute
.:this agreement or ascotherwise agreed by the parties..
14. Walgreens represents that thisAgreement is freely and voluntarily entered into
. . .
. withoutany degree of duress or compulsion whatsoever.
15. This Agreement is governed bythe laws ofthe State of Arizona. This Agreement
constitutes the complete agreementbetween the Parties. This Agreement may notbeamended
. except by written consent ofthe Parties.
16. ..The individuals SIgning this Agreement on behalfofWalgreens represent andwarrant
that they are authorized by Walgreens to execute this Agreement.. The individuals signing this
Agreement on behalf of the State of Arizona represent and warrant that they are signing this
Agreementin their official capacities and are authorized by the State of Arizona to executethis
•Agreement.
17. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, eachof which constitutes an .
. - . .
original and all of which constitute one and the same Agreement.. .
. .
. 18. .. This Agreement is binding on and i~ures to the benefit of Walgreens' successors,
tt:ansferees, heirs, and assigns...
8
... ....,-':
19. All Parties consent to the disclosure ofthis Agreement, and information about this
Agreement, to the public.
20. This Agreement is effective on the date of signature. of the last signatory to the
Agreement (Effective Date ofthis Agreement). Facsimiles ofsignatures shall constitute acceptable,
binding signatures for purposes ofthis Agreement.
'.. .
DATED: ApJJl7,61D"S
STATE OF ARIZONA
BY~J2.·· _
'~k~na "
Office ofthe Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
BY:~Stateof.Arizona. >
Medicaid Program
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'DIRECTOR
PROGRAM INTEGRITY'
..
DATED:_____
DATED:____
Walgreen Co. - DEFENDANT
BY:
BY:.
DANA I. GREEN
Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Walgreen Co.
. :
FREDERICK ROBINSON
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Counsel for Walgreen Co.
·11
Walgreen Co.
Bond Drug Co. Of Illinois, LLC
Walgreen Hastings Co.
Walgreen Eastern Co.
Walgreen Louisiana Co.
EXHIBIT A
12
Walgreen Arizona Drug Co.
Happy Harry's, Inc.
Walgreen ofPuerto Rico, Inc.
Walgreen of San Patricio, Inc.

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The Qui Tam Lawsuit Against Walgreens - the Arizona Settlement

  • 1. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT I. Parties This SettlementAgreement ("Agreement") is entered into between the State ofArizona and the defendant Walgreen Co. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, (See Exhibit A attached) ("Walgreens"), acting through their authorized representatives (hereinafter referred to as "the Parties"). II. Preamble As a preamble to this Agreement,.the Parties agree to the following: A. Walgreen Co. is an Illinois corporation headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. Walgreens is a nationwide retail pharmacy chain with over 5,000 stores in 48 states and Puerto Rico. B. Relator Bernard Lisitza is an individual residentofthe State ofIllinois. On January 31, 2003, Relator filed a qui tam action in the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois captioned United States et al. ex reI. Bernard Lisitza., v. Walgreens Co., No. 03 C 744 (hereinafter "the Civil Action").'"" C. The State of Arizona contends that Walgreens submitted or caused to be submitted claims for payment to the State of Arizona's Medicaid Program ("Medicaid"), 42 U.S.c. §§ 1396- 1396v. D. The State of Arizona contends that it has certain civil and administrative monetary claims, as specified in subparagraphs i, ii, and iii, against Walgreens for engaging in the following conduct (hereinafter referred to as the "Covered Conduct"): 1. . From July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005, Walgreens improperly switched its Medicaid patients who were prescribed Ranitidine (generic Zantac) 150 mg or 300 mg 1
  • 2. ". tablets or a prescription that did not specify a dosage fonn to the capsule fonn of the drug. This . switch occurred because ofFederal Upper Limits ("FULs") that had been placed on the tablet fonn of Ranitidine by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"). 11. From August 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005, Walgreens improperly switched its Medicaid patients who were prescribed Fh.loxetine (generic Prozac) 10 mg or 20 mg capsules or a prescription for those drugs that did not specify the dosage fonn to the tablet fonn of the drug. iii.. From July 1, 2001 throughDecerober)l, 2005, Walgreens i_mproperly switched its Medicaid patients who were prescribed Selegiline (generic Eldepryl) 5 mg tablets or a prescription for those drugs that did not specify the dosage fonn to the capsule fonn of the drug. E. The State· contends that as a result ofengaging in this switching behavior as·- - - " . .. ' . : . . '" " . . " . ' " . . ' ' , ' . described in D(i)(ii)and (iii), Walgreens received reimbursement amounts from Medicaid that were higher than it was entitled to receive.· F. This Settlement Agreement is not an admission of liability by Walgreens, nor is it. evidence ofany valid claim. Walgreens denies the State's contentions, including the contentions that i~ dispensed improper dosage fonns of any prescription drug and that it did so because of the existence ofa FUL for any drug product. Walgreens also denies that it has any liability to the State . . ' . ' . . . ' ' , ' . . . . ' . . . for the Covered Conduct. Nothing in this Settlement Agreement nor any consideration exchanged pursuant to thisSettlement Agreement shall be construed as an admission or finding ofliability or wrongdoing by Walgreens. . . ' . . " . - . ' . . . : " , , : , .' ," .." .. . ' ...- G. .Walgreens is concurrently entering into a separate settlement agreement (hereinafter . . . ' .. . . referred to as the "Federal Settlement Agreement and Release") with the United States Department 2 , . . . . '.," .; .'
  • 3. of Justice (hereinafter referred to as the "United States") which will be receiving settlement funds from Walgreens pursuant to Paragraph 1(a) below for the Covered Conductdescribed in Paragraph n . above. H. To avoid the delay, uncertainty, inconvenience, and expense ofprotracted litigation of the above claims, the Parties reach a full and final settlement pursuant to the Terms and Conditions below. III. Terms and Conditions L ..Walgreensagr<:!estgpayt()the U:nited St.at~s)~ndthe states which will be receiving settlement funds pursuant to this paragraph ("the Participating States") collectively $35 million (the "Settlement Amount").. The Settlement Amount is to be paid to the United States and the Participating States as follows: . . : . . ' a. Walgreens and the United States agree that the Bum of $18,584,972.62 . represents the Federal Share (the "Federal Settlement Amount"). Walgreens agrees to pay the Federal Settlement Amount to the United States by electronic funds transfer pursuant to written instructions to be provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Walgreens agrees to make this electronic funds transfer no later than 10 days from the Effective Date ofthe Federal Settlement Agreementand Release.. b. Walgreens and the Participating States agree that the sum of$16,415,027.37 . . . . . . . represents the Participating States'share (the "State Settlement Amount") under terms and conditions agreed upon by ·Walgreens and the Participating States (the "State. Settlement . . . . Agreements"). Within tenbusiness days from the execution oftheState SettlementAgreements by . . ' . . . ' . . ' '. .' . . ' . ' . ' ' . : . '. . ' . . .' . ' . all of the Participating States, or at any earlier date as otherwise agreed in writing between 3
  • 4. Walgreens and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units' Negotiating Team ("NAMFCU"), Walgreens shall transfer the State Settlement Amount to an account designated by NAMFCU for distribution to the Participating States. . c. The total portion ofthe Settlement Amount paid by Walgreens in settlement for the Covered Conduct to the State ofArizona is $1,069,941.96, consisting ofa portion paid to the State ofArizona under this agreement and another portion paid to the federal government as part of the Federal Settlement Agreement and Release. The individual portion of the State Settlement Amount allocable tothe·State·of Ari.zong under this agreement ipqe sumof$314,089.46. .d. Contingent upon the Participating States receiving the State Settlement. Amount from Walgreens and as soon as feasible after receipt, the Participating States agree to pay $1,844,377.28 to Relator by electronic funds transfer pursuant to instructions provided by Counsel for the Relator, Michael 1. Behn ofBehn & Wyetzner, Chartered.. 2. Subject to the exceptions in Paragraph 3 below, in consideration ofthe obligations of Walgreens in this Agreement, conditioned upon Walgreens' full payment of the Federal and State Settlement Amounts, the State of Arizona on behalf of itself, its officers, agents, agencies, and departments, agrees to release Walgreens and its current and former directors, officers, employees, .and agents from any civil or administrative monetary claim the State ofArizona has or may have for the Covered Conduct. . 3. Notwithstanding any term ofthis Agreement, the State ofArizona specifically does· . not release any personor entity from any ofthe following claims orliabilities: a. any civil, criminal, t . · . ' . . • ' . . . . or administrative liability arising under State ofArizona revenue codes;b; any criminal liability; c. . . . " : . any civil or administrative liability not covered bythisrelease that Walgreens has ormay have under ...•..
  • 5. any state statute, regulation, or rule; d. any liability to the State ofArizona (or its agencies) for any conduct other than the Covered Conduct; e. any liability based upon such obligations as are created by this Agreement; f. except as explicitly stated in this agreement, any administrative liability, including mandatory exclusion from the State ofArizona's Medicaid Program; . and g. any claims for personal injury or property damage or for other consequential damages related to the Covered Conduct. 4. In consideration ofthe obligations ofWalgreens in this Agreement and the Corporate .Integrity Agt:eement("CIAn .entered into:.b.~tween OJG-:HH.SJmd:Walgr~~Ds, andconditioned l.lpOn Walgreens' full payment ofthe Federal and State Settlement Amounts, the State ofArizona agrees to release and refrain from instituting, directing, or maintaining any administrative action seeking exclusion from the State ofArizona's Medicaid Program, except as reserved in Paragraph 3, for the Covered Conduct. Nothing in this Agreement precludes the State of ATIzonafrom taking action against Walgreens in the event that Walgreens is excluded by the federal government,or for conduct . and practices other than the Covered Conduct. The Medicaid Fraud COIltrol Unit for the State of. . Arizona further agrees to refrain from recommending, causing or attempting to cause any administrative action or sanction, including debarment, by any other governmental agency of the State of Arizona for the Covered Conduct. The State of Arizona does not have the authority to . " . ' . . . .. release Walgreens from any claims or actions which may be asserted by private payers or insurers, . including those that are paid by a state's Medicaid Program on a capitatedbasis. 5. Walgreens waives and shall not assert any defenses Walgreens may have to any criminal prosecution or administrative action for the Covered Conduct that is based in whole or in part on a contention that, under the Double Jeopardy Clause in the Fifth Amendment of the 5
  • 6. Constitution, or under the Excessive Fines Clause in the EighthAmendment ofthe Constitution, this Agreement bars a remedy sought in such criminal prosecution or administrative action; however, all other defenses that Walgreens may have are not waived. Nothing in this Paragraph or any other provision of this Agreement constitutes an agreement by the State of Arizona concerning the characterization ofthe Settlement Amount for purposes of state·revenue laws. 6. Walgreens fully and finally releases the State of Arizona, its agencies, employees, servants, and agents from any claims (including attorney's fees, costs, and expenses of every kind . and ho'.v:ever denominated) thatWalgreens has ~~§eI1ed, cquldhav_e, asserted, qr~mayassert in the. future against the State of Arizona, its agencies, employees, servants, and agents, for the Covered Conduct and the State of Arizona's investigation and prosecution of the Covered Conduct. 7. The Settlement Amount shall not be decreased as a result ofthe denial ofclaims for . " . . . . . ," " :. . ' . payment noW being withheld from payment by the State of Arizona;s Medicaid Program or other .state payer for the Covered Conduct; and Walgreens shall not resubmit to the State of Arizona's . .Medicaid Program, or any statepayer any previously denied claims for theCovered Conduct, and· shall not appeal any such denials ofclaims. 8. The State of Arizona agrees to dismiss with prejudice any lawsuit specifically as to Walgreens, including any qui tam "whistleblower" lawsuit, in whichthe state has intervened and/or has the authority to dismiss, currently pending against Walgreens in the courts of the State of Arizona or in Federal Court, for the Covered Conduct. 9. Walgreens agrees to cooperate fully and truthfully with the State of Arizona's . ' . . . investigationrelated t~ the Covered Conduct ofindividuals and entities not released in this . . . .. ·Agreement.. Upon reasonable notice, Walgreens shall encourage, and agrees not to impair the 6
  • 7. cooperation ofits directors, officers, and employees, and shall use its best efforts to make . . . available, and encourage the cooperation of former directors, officers, and employees for interviews and testimony, consistent with the rights and privileges of such individuals. Upon reasonable request,Walgreens agrees to furnish to the State ofArizona complete and unredacted copies ofall documents, reports, memoranda of interviews, and records in its possession, custody, or control concerning any investigation ofthe Covered Conduct that it has undertaken, or that has been performed by its counselor other agent, unless such material is covered by a ,valid claim ofprivilege.. 10. Except as provided herein, this Agreement is intended to be for the benefit of the Parties only. 11. Walgreens waives and shall not seek payment for any of the health care billings covered by this Agreement from any health care beneficiaries or their parents, sponsors, legally responsible individuals, or third party payers based upon the claims defined as Covered Conduct; 12.Walgreens warnmts that it has reviewed its financial situation and that it currently is solventwithin the meaning of·ll U.S.C. §§ 547(b)(3) and 548(a)(1)(B)(ii)(I), and shall remain solvent following payment to the United States and the Participating States of the Settlement . . . Amount. Further, the Parties warrant that, in evaluating whether to execute this Agreement, they (a) ' . . ' have intended that the mutual .promises, covenants,. and obligations set forth constitute a . contemporaneous exchange for new value given to Walgreens, within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. § • • • . ' I ' • 547(c)(1); and (b) conclude that these mutual promises, covenants, and obligations do, in fact,' constitute such a contemporaneous exchange. Further, the Parties warrant that the mutuai promises, covenants, and obligations set forth herein are intended to and do, in fact, represent a reasonably 7
  • 8. equivalent exchange of value' that is not intended to hinder, delay, or defraud any entity that Walgreens was or became indebted to on or after the date ofthis transfer,within the meaning of 11 U.S.c. § 548(a)(1). 13. . In addition to all other payments and responsibilities under this agreement, Walgreens agrees to pay all reasonable travel costs and expenses for the NAMFCU Team in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. Walgreens will pay this amount by separate check or wire transfer made payable to the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units after the Participating States execute .:this agreement or ascotherwise agreed by the parties.. 14. Walgreens represents that thisAgreement is freely and voluntarily entered into . . . . withoutany degree of duress or compulsion whatsoever. 15. This Agreement is governed bythe laws ofthe State of Arizona. This Agreement constitutes the complete agreementbetween the Parties. This Agreement may notbeamended . except by written consent ofthe Parties. 16. ..The individuals SIgning this Agreement on behalfofWalgreens represent andwarrant that they are authorized by Walgreens to execute this Agreement.. The individuals signing this Agreement on behalf of the State of Arizona represent and warrant that they are signing this Agreementin their official capacities and are authorized by the State of Arizona to executethis •Agreement. 17. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, eachof which constitutes an . . - . . original and all of which constitute one and the same Agreement.. . . . . 18. .. This Agreement is binding on and i~ures to the benefit of Walgreens' successors, tt:ansferees, heirs, and assigns... 8
  • 9. ... ....,-': 19. All Parties consent to the disclosure ofthis Agreement, and information about this Agreement, to the public. 20. This Agreement is effective on the date of signature. of the last signatory to the Agreement (Effective Date ofthis Agreement). Facsimiles ofsignatures shall constitute acceptable, binding signatures for purposes ofthis Agreement. '.. .
  • 10. DATED: ApJJl7,61D"S STATE OF ARIZONA BY~J2.·· _ '~k~na " Office ofthe Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit BY:~Stateof.Arizona. > Medicaid Program 10 'DIRECTOR PROGRAM INTEGRITY'
  • 11. .. DATED:_____ DATED:____ Walgreen Co. - DEFENDANT BY: BY:. DANA I. GREEN Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Walgreen Co. . : FREDERICK ROBINSON Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Counsel for Walgreen Co. ·11
  • 12. Walgreen Co. Bond Drug Co. Of Illinois, LLC Walgreen Hastings Co. Walgreen Eastern Co. Walgreen Louisiana Co. EXHIBIT A 12 Walgreen Arizona Drug Co. Happy Harry's, Inc. Walgreen ofPuerto Rico, Inc. Walgreen of San Patricio, Inc.