Gilead Ducks Reinstatement, Back Pay Claims In FCA Suit

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday threw out claims for reinstatement and full back pay in a False Claims Act suit over alleged kickbacks against drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc., ruling that a former employee would have been fired for erasing documents from a company-issued laptop.

Qui tam plaintiff David Moore argued that he wiped the computer's hard drive clean because he used the laptop to communicate with the FBI about Gilead's alleged kickbacks to doctors and the company laid him off as an act of revenge....
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