Wright Medical In Hot Seat Over $8M Kickbacks Settlement

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Wright Medical Technology Inc. on Thursday said it was being targeted by federal prosecutors over an alleged violation of a $7.9 million settlement the medical device maker had reached in a false claims and kickbacks case in September.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey sent a letter indicating that Wright Medical had knowingly and willfully breached a deferred-prosecution agreement a part of the settlement resolving criminal and civil allegations against the company, according to Wright Medical.

Wright Medical said it was afforded...
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