Doc Must Get Share Of $3B GSK Settlement, NJ Court Says

Law360 (October 29, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday revived a doctor's suit alleging he was cut out of his share of a $3 billion settlement over GlaxoSmithKline PLC's marketing kickback scheme, ruling that a lower court misconstrued the confidentiality provision in his deal with four former GSK employees who also sued the pharmaceutical giant.

The three-judge panel's opinion handed a victory to Joseph Piacentile, who alleged his fellow whistleblowers, known as relators, breached their agreement to give him 2.25 percent of their winnings in their qui tam actions in Massachusetts and Colorado if he would drop his own suit that had...

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