Law Firm Sued over Alleged Kickbacks from Pharmacy

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sued law firm Keches Law Group, P.C. (“Keches”) over allegations that it accepted illegal kickbacks from a pharmacy in violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.
  • The complaint alleges that Keches accepted over $90,000 in kickbacks—in the form of referral compensation and lavish events—from Injured Workers Pharmacy in exchange for referring at least 800 clients to it, without disclosing its financial interest in the referrals or obtaining clients’ informed consent.
  • The complaint seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, civil penalties, restitution, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Counsel for Keches provided a statement denying awareness of any problems with the pharmacy or with Keches’ clients who used the pharmacy’s services or that it knew that the pharmacy’s prescribing practices were allegedly faulty, and further denying that its arrangement with the pharmacy ran afoul of conflict of interest rules.