Ex-Guidant Rep. Asks 1st Circ. To Revive Pacemaker FCA Suit

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 5:07 PM EST) -- A former Guidant Corp. employee on Tuesday asked the First Circuit to revive her False Claims Act suit alleging the company illegally paid kickbacks to doctors to install its pacemakers, saying a lower court had wrongly ruled that a previously filed complaint had barred her suit.

According to a brief filed by qui tam relator Heidi Heineman-Guta, a former sales representative for the Boston Scientific Corp. unit, U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns had incorrectly ruled that her suit, filed under seal in November 2009, was barred...
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