AstraZeneca, Sandoz Dodge $30M Medicaid Fraud Verdicts

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed more than $30 million in damage awards handed down by juries against Sandoz Inc. and AstraZeneca LP over alleged Medicaid fraud, finding there wasn't enough proof to back up the verdicts.

A three-judge panel for the state appeals court sent the cases back to Franklin County Circuit Court with instructions to enter judgments in favor of the drugmakers. The Commonwealth of Kentucky had brought suit against Novartis International AG’s Sandoz, AstraZeneca and dozens of others in 2004, accusing...
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