Jury Hits Cardio Device Maker With $25M Retaliation Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (April 25, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT) --  A California jury on Tuesday slammed Cardiovascular Systems Inc. with $22.4 million in punitive damages in a former sales manager's case claiming he was fired after complaining about doctor kickbacks and promotion of off-label medical device uses, a day after awarding $2.7 million in compensatory damages.

The litigation was brought by Steven Babyak, who worked for the medical device company from October 2012 to June 2015. His suit claims he was terminated in retaliation for making complaints about company conduct he believed to be unethical and illegal. The company maintained Babyak was fired for legitimate business reasons not related to the...

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