Feds Reverse Course, Intervene In Guidant FCA Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 4:35 PM EST) -- The federal government has reversed itself and decided to intervene in a whistleblower’s $700 million False Claims Act suit accusing Guidant LLC of marketing an internal heart defibrillator it allegedly knew was defective.

The U.S. Department of Justice declined to intervene in the case and ordered it unsealed in March, but DOJ officials thought better of that decision after interviewing more witnesses and speaking with Guidant officials, according to an unopposed motion to intervene filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of...
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