Judge Tosses FCA Suit Over Purdue's OxyContin

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Friday put the kibosh on a qui tam lawsuit accusing Purdue Pharma LP of falsely marketing its painkiller OxyContin, ruling that the Fourth Circuit's dismissal of an identical suit by the relator's husband barred the case.

U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger said the Fourth Circuit had already dismissed a suit brought by relator Angela Radcliffe's husband, former Purdue district manager Mark Radcliffe, in 2005 because of a release he signed. That ruling barred Angela Radcliffe's case under the res...
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Case Title

United States et al v. Purdue Pharma L. P. et al


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5:10-cv-01423

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West Virginia Southern

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Other Statutory Actions

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Irene C. Berger

Date Filed

December 30, 2010

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