Sanofi Whistleblower Suit Survives Bid To Dismiss

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two former Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representatives who claim they were retaliated against after accusing the company of promoting off-label marketing for its popular anti-clotting drug Lovenox.

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected most of Sanofi-Aventis' argument that Katy Kennedy and Frank A. Matos failed to state specific charges under the False Claims Act, although the judge did dismiss a few of the...
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