5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens suing Palo Alto, Calif.-based Theranos to a judge approving a Connecticut hospital's pension fund settlement, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Walgreens files breach-of-contract lawsuit against Theranos
Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens filed a federal civil lawsuit against Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing startup Theranos, alleging breach of contract and seeking $140 million in damages.

2. Judge approves Connecticut hospital's $107M pension fund settlement
A judge signed off on the $107 million settlement Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital inked earlier this year to settle a lawsuit alleging it mismanaged its pension plan.

3. Rocky Allen, surgical tech who switched syringes at Swedish Medical Center, sentenced to 78 months in prison
Rocky Allen, a former surgical technician at Englewood, Colo.-based Swedish Medical Center who admitted to swapping syringes used at the facility, was sentenced to 78 months in prison.

4. Virginia Supreme Court to hear balance billing case
The Supreme Court of Virginia agreed to review a case concerning whether a hospital can bill a patient at its listed, chargemaster rate for out-of-network services.

5. 2 men sentenced for conspiring to illegally ship pharmaceuticals into the US
Two individuals were sentenced to prison for their involvement in a scheme to illegally ship pharmaceuticals from the United Kingdom and Pakistan to customers in the U.S.

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