Corcoran et al v. CVS Health Corporation

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03504

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Exhibit 37 Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 2 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 1 Page 1 ·1· · · · · · · ·UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ·2· · · · · · · NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ·3· · · · · · · · · Case No. 15-CV-3504-YGR ·4 ·5· - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X ·6· CHRISTOPHER CORCORAN, et al., ·7· · · · · · · · · · · ·Plaintiffs, ·8· · · ·v. ·9· CVS PHARMACY, INC., 10· · · · · · · · · · · ·Defendant. 11· - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X 12· COMPLETE CAPTION ON PAGE 2 13· - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X 14· ·VOLUME I· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·Pages 1-210 15 16· · · VIDEOTAPED DEPOSITION OF ROBERT EDWARD GARBER 17· · · · ·Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9:07 a.m. 18· · · · · · · · ·Kreindler & Kreindler LLP 19· · · · · · · · · · 855 Boylston Street 20· · · · · · · · Boston, Massachusetts 02116 21 22 23· ·------ Reporter:· Kimberly A. Smith, CRR, RDR ------ 24· · · · · · · Realtime Systems Administrator 25· · · · · · · · · · U.S. Legal Support U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 3 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 14 to 17 Page 14 Page 16 ·1· · · ·Q.· And what made you think at that time that ·1· ·lost by overpaying for prescriptions and to -- and ·2· ·CVS was overcharging you? ·2· ·the same for the other people that are involved in ·3· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· I'm going to object to the ·3· ·the suit. ·4· ·extent that the answer calls for attorney-client ·4· · · ·Q.· And I take it you became involved in this ·5· ·communication.· You can answer without revealing the ·5· ·lawsuit as a result of your communications with your ·6· ·content of any communications you had with your ·6· ·attorneys; fair? ·7· ·attorneys. ·7· · · ·A.· Yes. ·8· · · · · · · ·MS. McNAMARA:· And I'll just withdraw ·8· · · ·Q.· The initial conversation with your ·9· ·that question and rephrase it. ·9· ·attorneys, who instigated that?· Was it you or was 10· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Great. 10· ·it the attorneys? 11· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 11· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for 12· · · ·Q.· So you just mentioned that you first began 12· ·privileged communication. 13· ·to think CVS was overcharging you.· Did that belief 13· · · · · · · ·You can answer whether it was you or 14· ·arise out of a conversation with an attorney?· Just 14· ·your attorneys. 15· ·a "yes" or "no" answer. 15· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Attorney. 16· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· You can answer that. 16· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 17· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Yes. 17· · · ·Q.· So your attorney affirmatively reached out 18· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 18· ·to you about this particular lawsuit? 19· · · ·Q.· So independent of any conversations with 19· · · ·A.· Yes. 20· ·attorneys, you had no reason to believe that CVS was 20· · · ·Q.· So your attorney, Ms. Broz, was 21· ·overcharging you, correct? 21· ·representing -- was representing you already at the 22· · · ·A.· Correct. 22· ·time you had the initial communication about the 23· · · ·Q.· And no reason to believe CVS was doing 23· ·claims at issue here, right? 24· ·anything else wrong with respect to your 24· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection, vague.· Calls for 25· ·prescriptions, correct? 25· ·a legal conclusion. Page 15 Page 17 ·1· · · ·A.· Correct. ·1· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I would say she was not ·2· · · ·Q.· So my last question related to when you ·2· ·representing me at that time. ·3· ·first started to believe that CVS was overcharging ·3· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·4· ·you. ·4· · · ·Q.· I'll rephrase my question.· Before speaking ·5· · · · · · · ·But when did you first contemplate ·5· ·to Ms. Broz about the allegations here, did you have ·6· ·actually suing CVS? ·6· ·a previous -- did Ms. Broz or her firm represent you ·7· · · ·A.· About a year and a half ago. ·7· ·in any other matter? ·8· · · ·Q.· And just to nail down the time frame since ·8· · · ·A.· No. ·9· ·time passes so quickly, especially on these cases, ·9· · · ·Q.· Did you have any previous relationship with 10· ·a year and a half ago is about March 2015? 10· ·their firm? 11· · · ·A.· Maybe before that. 11· · · ·A.· No. 12· · · ·Q.· And about how far before that, do you think? 12· · · ·Q.· And do you personally have any 13· · · ·A.· Roughly six months. 13· ·understanding as to why they contacted you about 14· · · ·Q.· So that would bring it back to September 14· ·this case? 15· ·2014? 15· · · ·A.· Yes. 16· · · ·A.· Sounds right but I'm not -- you know, I'm 16· · · ·Q.· And what is that understanding? 17· ·not 100 percent sure. 17· · · ·A.· Well, I know somebody else, one of the 18· · · ·Q.· What relief are you seeking from CVS? 18· ·other attorneys asked me. 19· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal 19· · · ·Q.· And who is that? 20· ·conclusion. 20· · · ·A.· Steve Rotman. 21· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 21· · · ·Q.· And did Mr. Rotman represent you in any 22· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 22· ·previous matters? 23· · · ·Q.· Let me just rephrase that.· What do you 23· · · ·A.· Yes. 24· ·hope to get out of this lawsuit, you personally? 24· · · ·Q.· And what matter or matters was that? 25· · · ·A.· I would like to recoup the money that I 25· · · ·A.· Well, he had been helping me in my divorce U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 YVer1f Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 4 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 18 to 21 Page 18 Page 20 ·1· ·actions.· But that was actually after the contact ·1· · · ·A.· No. ·2· ·for the CVS matter. ·2· · · · · · · · · · ·(Defendant's Exhibit 246 was ·3· · · ·Q.· So did you know Mr. Rotman before contact ·3· · · · · · · · · · ·marked for identification.) ·4· ·about the CVS matter? ·4· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·5· · · ·A.· Yes. ·5· · · ·Q.· I'm going to mark for identification ·6· · · ·Q.· How did you know him? ·6· ·Exhibit 246.· This is just the notice of your ·7· · · ·A.· High school. ·7· ·deposition today.· And I'm not going to ask you any ·8· · · ·Q.· And so you've been friends -- ·8· ·questions about that.· You can put that off to the ·9· · · ·A.· Yes. ·9· ·side. 10· · · ·Q.· -- personal friends? 10· · · ·A.· Okay.· I forgot to bring my glasses. 11· · · · · · · ·Any professional relationship between 11· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Oh.· Are you going to be able 12· ·the two of you before this action? 12· ·to read? 13· · · ·A.· What do you mean by that? 13· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Right now I can. . . 14· · · ·Q.· Had you ever retained Mr. Rotman as your 14· · · · · · · · · · ·(Defendant's Exhibit 218 was 15· ·attorney before he spoke to you about this action? 15· · · · · · · · · · ·marked for identification.) 16· · · ·A.· No. 16· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 17· · · ·Q.· And before Mr. Rotman brought up this 17· · · ·Q.· I'm going to hand you what I'm marking as 18· ·potential lawsuit against CVS to you, had you 18· ·Defendant's Exhibit 218. 19· ·discussed with him your prescriptions? 19· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· 218? 20· · · ·A.· Not really. 20· · · · · · · ·MS. McNAMARA:· 218. 21· · · ·Q.· Had you discussed with him anything 21· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· So they're just out of order? 22· ·involving where you had been filling your 22· · · · · · · ·MS. McNAMARA:· Yes. 23· ·prescriptions? 23· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 24· · · ·A.· No. 24· · · ·Q.· And this document is called "Plaintiff 25· · · ·Q.· Any discussions suggesting you had been 25· ·Dr. Robert Garber's Amended Responses and Objections Page 19 Page 21 ·1· ·filling prescriptions at CVS? ·1· ·to Defendant's Interrogatories." ·2· · · ·A.· Not specifically. ·2· · · · · · · ·Have you seen this document before? ·3· · · ·Q.· Do you recall mentioning that to him before ·3· · · ·A.· Yes. ·4· ·the initial conversation about this case? ·4· · · ·Q.· When did you first see this document? ·5· · · ·A.· Mentioning what to him? ·5· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· And, please, Dr. Garber, take ·6· · · ·Q.· That you filled prescriptions at CVS. ·6· ·a moment to look at the entire document before ·7· · · ·A.· No. ·7· ·answering that question. ·8· · · ·Q.· Do you recall mentioning to him that you ·8· · · · · · · ·MS. McNAMARA:· Yes. ·9· ·filled prescriptions for generic medications at all? ·9· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I would say sometime 10· · · ·A.· No. 10· ·last -- you know, this past summer. 11· · · ·Q.· So any personal understanding as to why 11· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 12· ·Mr. Rotman might have raised this potential lawsuit 12· · · ·Q.· Prior to August 1, 2016? 13· ·with you -- 13· · · ·A.· Yes. 14· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection. 14· · · ·Q.· And when was the last time you recall 15· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 15· ·seeing this document? 16· · · ·Q.· -- in light of the conversations that you 16· · · ·A.· Very briefly yesterday. 17· ·had or didn't have about you filling prescriptions 17· · · ·Q.· Did you review this document in preparation 18· ·at CVS? 18· ·for your deposition today? 19· · · ·A.· No. 19· · · ·A.· Not fully.· Just looked at pieces of it. 20· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection. 20· · · ·Q.· And you can put this off to the side for 21· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Sorry. 21· ·now, but we'll come back to it later on. 22· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Calls for speculation, calls 22· · · · · · · ·What do you understand is your role in 23· ·for privileged communications. 23· ·this litigation? 24· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 24· · · ·A.· As a class representative? 25· · · ·Q.· Go ahead. 25· · · ·Q.· Okay.· What does it mean to be a class U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 YVer1f Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 5 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 46 to 49 Page 46 Page 48 ·1· ·conversation with your attorneys about potentially ·1· ·communications. ·2· ·suing CVS, correct? ·2· · · · · · · ·You can answer regarding your ·3· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Compound. ·3· ·independent understanding. ·4· ·Mischaracterizes testimony. ·4· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· You know, essentially that ·5· · · · · · · ·Please answer. ·5· ·the drugs that people received that were enrolled in ·6· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I don't think for a long ·6· ·the HSP program cost them significantly less than ·7· ·period of time.· I believe that when I found out ·7· ·what I was paying for my drugs in combination with ·8· ·about this, that either at the time or shortly ·8· ·what the insurance company was paying for them and ·9· ·thereafter, I stopped filling prescriptions at CVS. ·9· ·what my co-pays were. 10· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 10· · · · · · · ·And in some cases, my understanding was 11· · · ·Q.· And your decision to stop filling 11· ·that just with my co-pay alone, I was paying more 12· ·prescriptions at CVS was as a result of what you 12· ·money than people that were getting them under the 13· ·learned during your conversations with your 13· ·HSP program. 14· ·attorneys? 14· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 15· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for 15· · · ·Q.· So you believe that you were entitled to 16· ·privileged communications. 16· ·receive Health Savings Pass pricing despite not 17· · · · · · · ·You can answer "yes" or "no." 17· ·being a member of the program, correct? 18· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Yes. 18· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Mischaracterizes 19· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 19· ·his testimony. 20· · · ·Q.· After learning about Health Savings Pass, 20· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 21· ·you never attempted to enroll in the program, 21· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 22· ·correct? 22· · · ·Q.· Let me rephrase that. 23· · · ·A.· Yes. 23· · · · · · · ·Do you believe that you were entitled to 24· · · ·Q.· Why not? 24· ·Health Savings Pass pricing despite not being a 25· · · ·A.· I didn't want to fill prescriptions at CVS 25· ·member of the program? Page 47 Page 49 ·1· ·anymore. ·1· · · ·A.· Yes. ·2· · · ·Q.· And where do you currently fill ·2· · · ·Q.· And what is your personal understanding as ·3· ·prescriptions? ·3· ·to why? ·4· · · ·A.· Walgreens. ·4· · · ·A.· Well, everybody should be charged the same. ·5· · · ·Q.· And do you fill them at a Walgreens retail ·5· ·Everybody should pay the same for the same drugs. ·6· ·pharmacy, a retail store? ·6· · · ·Q.· And by "everybody," do you mean all CVS ·7· · · ·A.· Some of them.· Mostly the mail order ·7· ·customers? ·8· ·service. ·8· · · ·A.· Well, I'm only familiar with CVS other than ·9· · · ·Q.· And is that a mail order service offered by ·9· ·Walgreens.· So, yes, I would say yes. 10· ·Walgreens or by your -- Strike that. 10· · · ·Q.· But everybody regardless of whether or not 11· · · · · · · ·Who offers that mail order service: what 11· ·they have insurance should pay the same price? 12· ·entity? 12· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Mischaracterizes 13· · · ·A.· I think Walgreens.· But they say something 13· ·his testimony. 14· ·about Harvard Pilgrim customers. 14· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 15· · · ·Q.· Okay.· Okay. 15· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I'm not sure of the answer 16· · · ·A.· I don't know the relationship. 16· ·to that. 17· · · ·Q.· Got it.· Okay. 17· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 18· · · ·A.· When I call, that's when I get this -- 18· · · ·Q.· And let me rephrase that because I just 19· ·something about Harvard Pilgrim customers. 19· ·want to make sure I'm understanding what you say -- 20· · · ·Q.· Got it.· Okay.· And what is your 20· ·what you are saying. 21· ·understanding of how Health Savings Pass relates to 21· · · · · · · ·When you said "everybody should be 22· ·your allegations that CVS overcharged you on certain 22· ·charged the same price," did you mean "everybody" to 23· ·prescriptions? 23· ·include customers with insurance and customers 24· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal 24· ·without insurance? 25· ·conclusion.· Calls for attorney-client privileged 25· · · ·A.· Yes. U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 YVer1f Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 6 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 58 to 61 Page 58 Page 60 ·1· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·1· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Same objection. ·2· · · ·Q.· So just to make sure I understand your ·2· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· No.· All my issues revolve ·3· ·testimony, so if CVS tells you that you owe a ·3· ·around being charged more than what I should have ·4· ·co-payment that is greater than the co-payment you ·4· ·been charged. ·5· ·should have been charged, you regard that as a false ·5· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·6· ·or misleading statement? ·6· · · ·Q.· Do you have any complaints or criticisms of ·7· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal ·7· ·CVS as it concerns CVS's usual and customary price ·8· ·conclusion.· Calls for speculation. ·8· ·for prescriptions? ·9· · · · · · · ·Please answer. ·9· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection, vague. 10· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Yes. 10· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 11· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 11· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I wouldn't have any 12· · · ·Q.· And other than that, has anyone from CVS 12· ·knowledge of that. 13· ·ever made a statement to you that you regard as 13· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 14· ·false or misleading? 14· · · ·Q.· Did you do anything to prepare for today's 15· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal 15· ·deposition? 16· ·conclusion. 16· · · ·A.· Met with my attorneys. 17· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 17· · · ·Q.· And which attorneys did you meet with? 18· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I would say no, other than 18· · · ·A.· Kristen and Steve. 19· ·the co-pay issues. 19· · · ·Q.· And when did you meet with them? 20· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 20· · · ·A.· Yesterday.· And I talked to Kristen over 21· · · ·Q.· Do you have an understanding as to what 21· ·the phone last week. 22· ·entity calculates the co-payment you're required to 22· · · ·Q.· And how long was your phone call with 23· ·pay on a given prescription? 23· ·Ms. Broz? 24· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal 24· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection. 25· ·conclusion, vague. 25· · · · · · · ·You can answer -- estimate the length of Page 59 Page 61 ·1· · · · · · · ·Please answer. ·1· ·the phone call.· Please do not disclose any contents ·2· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· No. ·2· ·of the communications that we've had during the ·3· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·3· ·phone calls. ·4· · · ·Q.· So you don't know whether CVS is the entity ·4· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Somewhere between an hour ·5· ·that determines the amount you're charged, right? ·5· ·and an hour and a half. ·6· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal ·6· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·7· ·conclusion, vague. ·7· · · ·Q.· And how long was the meeting yesterday? ·8· · · · · · · ·Please answer. ·8· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Same objection. ·9· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I know that there are ·9· · · · · · · ·Same instruction. 10· ·tiered drugs within my insurance plan, that some are 10· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Two, two and a half hours. 11· ·more costly than others for co-pays.· But I don't 11· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 12· ·know anything more than that. 12· · · ·Q.· Did anyone other than your attorneys attend 13· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 13· ·that meeting either in person or over the phone? 14· · · ·Q.· Do you have any complaints or criticisms of 14· · · ·A.· No. 15· ·CVS? 15· · · ·Q.· Was anyone other than Ms. Broz on the phone 16· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Vague. 16· ·call that you had last week? 17· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I have to wait in pretty 17· · · ·A.· Not to my knowledge. 18· ·long lines at the time to get my prescriptions. 18· · · ·Q.· Did you review documents as part of your 19· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 19· ·preparation? 20· · · ·Q.· Any others? 20· · · ·A.· Preparation for what? 21· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Same objection. 21· · · ·Q.· Sorry.· During your meeting yesterday, did 22· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· No. 22· ·you review documents? 23· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 23· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection. 24· · · ·Q.· Do you have any complaints or criticisms of 24· · · · · · · ·You can answer "yes" or "no."· But it 25· ·CVS as it concerns Health Savings Pass specifically? 25· ·calls for privileged communication. U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 YVer1f Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 7 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 146 to 149 Page 146 Page 148 ·1· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·1· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·2· · · ·Q.· And I'm going to hand you what I've marked ·2· · · ·Q.· So tell me all the reasons that you did ·3· ·Defendant's Exhibit 239. ·3· ·shop at CVS prior to this lawsuit.· Why did you ·4· · · ·A.· Thank you. ·4· ·choose CVS from among any other pharmacy? ·5· · · ·Q.· And this is a document produced by CVS as ·5· · · ·A.· Well, I'm assuming you're asking me ·6· ·Bates No. CVSC-0341433. ·6· ·specifically about the one in Canton because that's ·7· · · ·A.· Um-hum. ·7· ·where I live? ·8· · · ·Q.· And Exhibit 239 contains the same records ·8· · · ·Q.· Yes.· Let me reask the question.· So do you ·9· ·as Exhibit 238, but Exhibit 239 was produced in an ·9· ·have other options in terms of where you can fill 10· ·Excel spreadsheet with more columns, more data 10· ·prescriptions near your home in Canton or near your 11· ·fields than Exhibit 238. 11· ·practice in Quincy? 12· · · ·A.· Um-hum.· Okay. 12· · · ·A.· Well, I would fill them near my home in 13· · · ·Q.· I'd like to take a look at 238 for a moment 13· ·Canton.· The answer to that is yes, there were other 14· ·and specifically the page with the Bates number, the 14· ·options. 15· ·number in the lower right-hand corner, that ends in 15· · · ·Q.· And so why did you choose to fill 16· ·429. 16· ·prescriptions at the CVS pharmacy in Canton among 17· · · ·A.· Okay. 17· ·all of your other options? 18· · · ·Q.· And on the very last line of this page, it 18· · · ·A.· Mostly name recognition and trust and 19· ·shows a prescription for methylprednisolone that was 19· ·convenience and. . . 20· ·filled on July 28, 2015. 20· · · ·Q.· And were you willing to pay more for your 21· · · ·A.· Um-hum. 21· ·prescriptions in exchange for the name recognition, 22· · · ·Q.· Does that refresh your recollection as to 22· ·trust, and convenience of filling prescriptions at 23· ·the time frame in which you might have stopped 23· ·CVS? 24· ·filling prescriptions at CVS? 24· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection, vague, compound. 25· · · ·A.· That sounds about right. 25· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Well, if I knew I was Page 147 Page 149 ·1· · · ·Q.· And earlier today we discussed the timing ·1· ·paying a lot more than I should have been, I ·2· ·of your initial communications with counsel about a ·2· ·wouldn't have. ·3· ·potential lawsuit against CVS.· And we talked about ·3· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: ·4· ·conversations that occurred somewhere in the fall of ·4· · · ·Q.· Fair enough.· But more in relation to other ·5· ·2014, September 2014, and early 2015. ·5· ·pharmacies? ·6· · · · · · · ·Do you recall that? ·6· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Same objection. ·7· · · ·A.· Somewhat, yes. ·7· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Well, what I would say to ·8· · · ·Q.· So it's fair to say that you continued to ·8· ·you about my habits is, you know, unless I have a ·9· ·fill prescriptions at CVS after you learned that CVS ·9· ·reason to kind of change, it was just a routine. 10· ·might potentially be overcharging you for 10· ·And then eventually at CVS, you know, you could opt 11· ·prescriptions, correct? 11· ·to have them automatically fill your prescriptions 12· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Calls for a legal 12· ·every month.· So a lot of it is convenience. 13· ·conclusion.· Mischaracterizes his testimony. 13· · · · · · · ·You know, I knew where all the 14· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 14· ·deodorants were and toothpaste and shampoo and how 15· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· Yes. 15· ·long I was going to have to wait and when the best 16· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 16· ·time to go in and get your prescription filled.· You 17· · · ·Q.· And why did you stop shopping for 17· ·know, life is hard.· You try to simplify it. 18· ·prescriptions at CVS around July 28, 2015? 18· ·BY MS. McNAMARA: 19· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Objection.· Asked and 19· · · ·Q.· As someone who also has a busy schedule, 20· ·answered. 20· ·I am with you on that.· I understand. 21· · · · · · · ·Please answer. 21· · · ·A.· Yes. 22· · · · · · · ·THE WITNESS:· I just felt it was wrong 22· · · ·Q.· And do you ever -- during the time you were 23· ·for me to be filling prescriptions at CVS if I was 23· ·filling prescriptions at CVS, had you ever shopped 24· ·going to be involved in this case and hearing that I 24· ·regularly at any other stores that had a pharmacy? 25· ·was overcharged for the medicine. 25· · · ·A.· Well, the supermarket I go to has a U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484 YVer1f Case 4:15-cv-03504-YGR Document 436-12 Robert Filed 05/05/20 Page 8 of 8 Garber September 21, 2016 206 to 209 Page 206 Page 208 ·1· · · · · · · · · C E R T I F I C A T E ·1· ·documents -- ·2· · · ·I, Kimberly A. Smith, a Certified Realtime ·2· · · ·A.· Um-hum. ·3· ·Reporter, Registered Diplomate Reporter, and Notary ·3· · · ·Q.· -- throughout the duration of this case; is ·4· ·Public in and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ·4· ·that a fair statement? ·5· · · ·A.· Yes. ·5· ·do hereby certify that the foregoing deposition of ·6· ·ROBERT EDWARD GARBER, who was first duly sworn, ·6· · · ·Q.· Do you remember back a year and a half -- ·7· ·taken at the place and on the date hereinbefore set ·7· ·you testified earlier that about a year and a half ·8· ·forth, was stenographically reported by me and later ·8· ·ago you got involved in this case, maybe a little ·9· ·reduced to print through computer-aided ·9· ·longer ago? 10· ·transcription, and the foregoing is a full and true 10· · · · · · · ·Do you want me to help you find it? 11· ·record of the testimony given by the deponent. 11· · · ·A.· No. 3? 12· · · ·I further certify that I am a disinterested 12· · · ·Q.· No. 3.· I think it's right here.· No, 13· ·that's 47, right? 13· ·person in the event or outcome of this cause of 14· ·action. 14· · · ·A.· That's 3 and I've got 47. 15· · · ·THE FOREGOING CERTIFICATION OF THIS TRANSCRIPT 15· · · ·Q.· Okay, good.· If you remember you testified 16· ·DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY REPRODUCTION OF THE SAME BY 16· ·earlier that you've been involved in this case for a 17· ·ANY MEANS UNLESS UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL AND/OR 17· ·long time.· Over the time that you've been involved 18· ·DIRECTION OF THE CERTIFYING COURT REPORTER. 18· ·in this case, have your attorneys provided you with 19· · · ·Signed this 27th day of September, 2016. 19· ·updates regarding the case? 20 20· · · ·A.· Just say it again.· I kind of blanked out. 21· · · · · · · ·____________________________________ 21· · · ·Q.· No worries.· That's okay.· It's been a long 22· · · · · · · · · ·KIMBERLY A. SMITH, CRR, RDR 22· ·day.· Over the time that you've been involved in 23 23· ·this case, have your attorneys provided you with 24· ·updates regarding this case? 24· ·My commission expires:· November 20, 2020 25 25· · · ·A.· Yes. Page 207 Page 209 ·1· · · · · ERRATA SHEET DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION ·1· · · ·Q.· And as part of those updates, did you ·2· · · · DEPONENT'S ERRATA & SIGNATURE INSTRUCTIONS ·2· ·receive certain documents that looked like the ones ·3 ·3· ·in front of you -- ·4 ·4· · · ·A.· Yes. ·5· · · ·Q.· -- with this sort of formatting? ·5· · · · · ERRATA SHEET DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION ·6· · · ·The original of the Errata Sheet has been ·6· · · ·A.· Yes.· A lot of them look the same. ·7· ·delivered to Kristen Ward Broz, Esquire. ·7· · · ·Q.· And when you received those documents, did ·8· · · ·When the Errata Sheet has been completed by the ·8· ·you look at them? ·9· ·deponent and signed, a copy thereof should be ·9· · · ·A.· Yes. 10· ·delivered to each party of record and the ORIGINAL 10· · · ·Q.· And if there was anything in those 11· ·forwarded to Colleen McNamara, Esquire, to whom the 11· ·documents that you took issue with, would you have 12· ·original deposition transcript was delivered. 12· ·said something to your attorneys about it? 13· · · ·A.· Yes. 13 14 14· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Okay.· That's it. 15· · · · · · · · ·INSTRUCTIONS TO DEPONENT 15· · · · · · · ·MS. McNAMARA:· Nothing further. 16· · · ·After reading this volume of your deposition, 16· · · · · · · ·MS. BROZ:· Okay.· That's off the record. 17· ·please indicate any corrections or changes to your 17· · · · · · · ·THE VIDEOGRAPHER:· The time is 3:44. 18· ·testimony and the reasons therefor on the Errata 18· ·This is the end of Disk No. 3.· The deposition is 19· ·Sheet supplied to you and sign it.· DO NOT make 19· ·concluded.· We're off the record. 20· ·marks or notations on the transcript volume itself. 20· · · · · ·(Deposition concluded at 3:45 p.m.) 21· ·Add additional sheets if necessary.· Please refer to 21 22· ·the above instructions for Errata Sheet distribution 22 23· ·information. 23 24 24 25 25 U.S. LEGAL SUPPORT (877) 479-2484