Ex-Novartis Consultant's FCA Retaliation Suit Stays Alive

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 6:51 PM ET) -- A former Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. sales consultant who says she was forced out for reporting dicey business practices can pursue a retaliation case under the False Claims Act, a Kentucky federal judge ruled Thursday.

Kentucky resident Alyson Goodwin sued the medical giant in 2011, alleging she was harassed and felt compelled to resign after blowing the whistle on potentially illegal company behavior.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II partly rejected a dismissal motion from Novartis, which said Goodwin failed to state a claim under the...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Goodwin v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Case Number



Kentucky Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other


John G. Heyburn, II

Date Filed

June 10, 2011

Law Firms


Dewey Verdict Watch

Follow our exclusive coverage of the trial of the year:

Click here for the latest