Ex-Bayer Salesman Wins Award In FCA Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 3:52 PM EST) -- An Arkansas federal jury on Friday awarded a former Bayer Corp. sales representative nearly $900,000 after finding that the company fired him in retaliation for blowing the whistle on a customer's Medicaid scam, in violation of the False Claims Act.

After a five-day trial, the jury found that Bayer had not shown that it would have fired Mike Townsend in March 2010 even if he had not engaged in protected whistleblower activity alleging a doctor and Bayer customer illicitly billed Medicaid for contraceptive Mirena. The jury...
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Townsend v. Bayer Corporation et al


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5:11-cv-00055

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Arkansas Eastern

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Other Statutory Actions

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James M. Moody Jr.

Date Filed

March 7, 2011

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