8th Circ. Revives DOD Fraud Claims In Bayer FCA Suit

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday revived a False Claims Act suit alleging Bayer AG misled the U.S. Department of Defense about the risks of its now-defunct cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol, finding the DOD allegations were properly brought under the fraud-in-the-inducement theory.

A divided panel for the appeals court held that former Bayer senior market research analyst Laurie Simpson's accusations that Bayer fraudulently induced the DOD to enter into a roughly $11.9 million contract extension for the purchase of Baycol sufficiently identified the “who, what, where, when and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Laurie Simpson v. Bayer Healthcare, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 8th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

August 22, 2012

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