Stryker, Alliant Pay $1M To Settle Qui Tam Suit Over VA Sales

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Medical device companies Stryker Corp. and Alliant Enterprises LLC have paid $1.05 million to settle a whistleblower suit accusing them of conspiring to hide pricing information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and avoiding heightened scrutiny, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

Stryker paid about $911,000 in December and Alliant has paid about $151,000 to settle — without admitting wrongdoing — the suit accusing Alliant of reselling Stryker-made critical-care hospital beds and other medical equipment despite representing itself as the manufacturer. The DOJ claimed...
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