Novartis Ducks More Damages In Whistleblower Suit

Law360, Morristown, N.J. (February 27, 2019, 4:28 PM EST) -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. escaped a punitive damages verdict Wednesday in a New Jersey state trial over a former company executive’s claims she was fired in retaliation for objecting to a proposed drug study, a day after the pharmaceutical giant was slapped with nearly $1.5 million in net compensatory damages.

After less than an hour of deliberations, eight jurors in a 7-1 vote decided against awarding such damages after finding that Novartis upper management did not engage in “especially egregious” conduct in connection with Min Amy Guo's termination for allegedly raising concerns about the potential study of cancer drug Afinitor by pharmaceutical...

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