Lessons For Contractors From The Medtronic Settlement

Law360, New York (June 11, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. recently agreed to settle a False Claims Act claim with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding alleged promotions and kickbacks to physicians for the use of the company’s pacemakers and defibrillators. The company, although not admitting any wrongdoing, agreed to pay $9.9 million as part of the settlement. The whistleblower who brought the False Claims Act claim, a former manager from 2006-2007, will receive $1.73 million as part of the settlement. The settlement reflects the growing importance of qui tam relator...
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