4th Circ. Axes Whistleblower's FCA Suit Against Omnicare

Law360, Los Angeles (February 21, 2014, 7:06 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday tossed a former worker's whistleblower False Claims Act suit alleging Omnicare Inc. violated federal regulations by selling contaminated drugs to the government, saying the employee didn't prove Omnicare made a false statement or knew it was engaging in wrongdoing.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed a Maryland federal judge's dismissal of former Omnicare employee Barry Rostholder's qui tam suit because he didn't provide enough information to determine if any fraudulent action had occurred.

Judge Barbara Milano Keenan, writing for...
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Case Information

Case Title

US ex rel. Barry Rostholder v. Omnicare, Incorporated

Case Number



Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

1890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

November 26, 2012

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