Discovery In J&J FCA Suit Was Too Narrow, 1st Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 1:39 PM EST) -- A whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit accusing a Johnson & Johnson unit of paying illegal kickbacks to doctors and hospitals should be revived because a Massachusetts federal judge improperly restricted discovery, the First Circuit heard Monday.

Chinyelu Duxbury, whose now-deceased husband accused his former employer in 2003 of paying kickbacks to medical practitioners who prescribed the anemia drug Procrit, argued in her appellate brief that U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel wrongly limited discovery to geographic areas and times where her husband had direct knowledge....
To view the full article, register now.