Gilead Tries To Nix Whistleblower's Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Gilead Sciences Inc. on Monday asked a California federal judge to toss a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit for retaliatory firing, saying dismissal of the claim is the proper sanction for the plaintiff’s alleged destruction of documents amid a suit claiming Gilead paid kickbacks to doctors.

Gilead said that David Moore, a former Gilead therapeutic specialist who sold HIV medication in Brooklyn, N.Y., wiped his company-issued laptop clean several times while preparing to pursue a qui tam action against Gilead. Moore continued to destroy evidence after...
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