Whistleblowers Get $15M From $75M Medtronic Deal

Law360, New York (May 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two former employees who lodged a 2005 qui tam complaint against Kyphon Inc., which was since bought by Medtronic Inc., are in line to collect $14.9 million of a $75 million settlement in a suit that alleged Kyphon caused the submission of false or fraudulent claims to Medicare.

The $75 million deal means the end of the suit that Craig Patrick and Charles M. Bates III filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in October 2005, Medtronic spokeswoman Marybeth Thorsgaard...
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