Ex-Biomet Employee Can't Sue Over FCPA Firing: 7th Circ.

Law360 (October 8, 2019, 11:03 PM EDT) -- A former Biomet employee who was fired for his contacts with a corrupt distributor in Latin America can’t sue his ex-employer for defamation, the Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday, finding that Biomet listing him as a risk to the company’s compliance with anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws doesn’t constitute defamation.

In 2012, the Indiana-based medical device company entered a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve criminal and civil charges the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Per the agreement, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. later distributed a list of individuals who posed a risk to the company’s compliance...

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