CORAM HEALTHCARE: SETTLES WITH CAREMARK
Coram Healthcare Corp. settled yesterday its two-year-oldThis is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.
"fraud and breach of contract lawsuit against MedPartners'
Caremark International and Caremark subsidiaries," Houston
Chronicle reports. Coram filed suit against Caremark in 1995 in
California state court, "seeking more than $200 million in
damages relating to Coram's acquisition of Caremark's home-
infusion business" (see AHL 2/1/95). Under the terms of the
settlement, Caremark will pay Coram $45 million in cash by
September 1 and will forgive about $120 million in promissory
notes. Chronicle reports that Coram, which generated $522
million in revenues last year, will record a pretax gain of about
$165 million as a result of the settlement, while MedPartners
will incur an after-tax expense of $75 million (7/1).