Carolina Casualty Can't Dodge FCA Coverage

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge refused Monday to let Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. off the hook for defense of False Claims Act allegations brought against a biopharmaceutical company, saying the claims are sufficiently related to an employment discrimination accusation brought within the policy period.

Former Omeros Corp. Chief Financial Officer Richard J. Klein launched the underlying suit in September 2009, claiming he was fired for blowing the whistle on the company's purportedly fraudulent pursuit of more than $2 million in National Institute of Health grants. He later...
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