Judge Keeps Retaliation Suit Against Medical Co. Alive

Law360, Boston (February 26, 2018, 9:43 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday kept alive a retaliation suit brought by a former Coloplast Corp. employee who says the medical device company placed her on leave, scaled down her sales portfolio and sued her after she accused the company in a False Claims Act suit of supplying illicit kickbacks.

Senior U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel denied Coloplast's motion for summary judgment, ruling the company could be seen as having retaliated against the employee, Amy Lestage. An account manager who sold Coloplast medical devices to distributors and dealers, Lestage filed suit in May 2015 claiming she was suspended, was...

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