Bayer Can't Escape Employee's FCA Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge Wednesday refused to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing Bayer Corp. of firing a sales staffer for flagging a customer's Medicaid scam, saying the company hasn't disproven that it used a pretext to terminate the employee or that its culture discouraged whistleblowing.

Mike Townsend, who worked for six years as a Bayer sales representative, has laid out enough evidence at this point that the company was merely fabricating an excuse when it handed him a pink slip on the grounds that...
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Townsend v. Bayer Corporation et al


Case Number

5:11-cv-00055

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Arkansas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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James M. Moody Jr.

Date Filed

March 7, 2011

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