J&J Can't Shake Omnicare FCA Claims

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge Friday winnowed the claims in two whistleblower actions alleging Johnson & Johnson paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks to Omnicare Inc., but let stand the U.S. government’s allegation that the scheme led to false Medicaid claims.

Judge Richard G. Stearns of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts tossed one of the qui tam actions as redundant but largely rejected J&J’s bid to dismiss claims from a former Omnicare pharmacist, intervening states and the U.S. government that J&J...
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