Fired Amgen Lawyer Can Pursue Case In Court

Law360, New York (December 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former in-house patent lawyer for Amgen Inc. who claims he was fired after attempting to disclose “legal and ethical violations” at the drug company will be allowed to pursue his wrongful termination suit in court, rather than through Amgen's arbitration process, a judge has decided.

Judge Henry Walsh of the Superior Court of California for the County of Ventura ruled Monday that the arbitration agreement Darrell Dotson signed when he was hired by Amgen was flawed because it put Dotson at a disadvantage in the...
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