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Whistleblower Won't Get Atty-Client Docs In Debt Deal Suit

Law360 (April 25, 2019, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Even though Roche Diagnostics Corp. turned over documents showing it consulted lawyers ahead of an allegedly illegal deal to get its diabetes medication back on Humana’s Medicare Advantage formulary, a whistleblower doesn't have a right to see privileged Roche communications, an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday.

Roche’s discovery disclosures included records showing it communicated with legal teams to draft and enter a deal with Humana Inc., but that doesn't mean the drugmaker waived its attorney-client privilege for those talks, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert said. A whistleblower who worked for Roche contended the company entered an improper deal that traded Humana’s...

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Illinois Northern

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890(Other Statutory Actions)


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June 18, 2014

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