Square Peg, Round Hole: Product Defects And The FCA

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 2:19 PM EST) -- On Jan. 27, 2011, the United States filed its complaint-in-intervention in United States ex rel. Allen v. Guidant LLC et al. (including Boston Scientific Corp.), Case No. 0:11-cv-00022 (D. Minn.). The Guidant case involves the events surrounding medical device manufacturer Guidant’s recall of the Prizm 2 and Contak Renewal 1 and 2 cardiac devices in June 2005.

According to publicly available information, Guidant, which was acquired by Boston Scientific Corp. in 2006, has already paid more than $550 million in fines and civil settlements to resolve...
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