The short answer to this question is: it depends. Jimmy’s success in the Sandpiper case is directly tied to how well his legal team can prove that the company was guilty of manipulating its customers regarding the fees they were charged.
Depending on the evidence they are able to collect, they must prove that these actions forced customers to pay unfair prices. If they can prove this, then Jimmy has an excellent chance at winning. Jimmy may find himself in a better position if he can prove that the company was aware of the wrong doing and did nothing to stop it.
If his legal team can prove this, Jimmy has a greater chance of success in the Sandpiper case. Additionally, if Jimmy and his team can prove that the wrong doing caused significant financial harm to the customers, this could lead to a strong win in the Sandpiper case.
Ultimately, only time will tell if Jimmy will succeed in this case.
How much did Jimmy get from the Sandpiper case?
Jimmy, alongside other class members, received a $7.3 billion settlement from the Sandpiper case. The case arose out of claims that various service providers, including Sandpiper, had overcharged customers in Medicare prescription drug charges for over a decade.
The current settlement was the largest ever awarded. A portion of the settlement also included monies for added benefits and services for the members of the class. Jimmy and the other class members were awarded a total of $7.3 billion, with 90 percent of the settlement to be awarded to individual class members.
Jimmy’s individual settlement amount is determined by the amount of time he or she spent as a Sandpiper customer, his or her individual out-of-pocket expenses paid and other factors.