Now Walgreens Boots Alliance is suing Theranos, seeking $140 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Wilmington, Del., under seal, according to Reuters.
Elizabeth Holmes, the embattled chief executive of Theranos who has been sanctioned by government regulators because of issues at the company, said in a statement that the company is “disappointed” that Walgreens filed the lawsuit and appeared to be threatening a countersuit. Holmes said Theranos will seek to hold Walgreens “responsible” for the damage it has caused the company and its investors.
“Over the years, Walgreens consistently failed to meet its commitments to Theranos. Through its mishandling of our partnership and now this lawsuit, Walgreens has caused Theranos and its investors significant harm,” Holmes said, vowing to “respond vigorously” to the allegations.