2nd Circ. Remands State Claims In Pfizer Firing Suit

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 5:43 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a former Pharmacia Inc. executive's bid to revive False Claims Act allegations in his retaliation suit accusing parent Pfizer Inc. of firing him for bringing a qui tam complaint, while finding that a lower court improperly granted the drugmaker summary judgment on the plaintiff's state law claims.

In a summary order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's decision granting Pfizer...
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