Whistleblower’s FCA Claims Nixed In Defective Diaper Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday slashed False Claims Act and Consumer Product Safety Act claims from a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging Evonik Stockhausen LLC manufactured defective absorbent material used in diapers and tampons it sold to the government.

Plaintiff Thomas Ricalde, a former employee of Evonik, contends that during the course of his employment he learned about various quality control, testing, record-keeping, reporting, product storage and labeling deficiencies and brought them to the attention of the company. He says he was fired for threatening to expose...
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