June 4, 2020 / 2:02 PM / a month ago

Appeal of Aranesp false claims suit was timely, but judge skipped a step – 2nd Circuit

A former Amgen sales rep filed a timely appeal from the dismissal of his False Claims Act lawsuit against 16 Florida and Georgia-based oncology practices and a drug distributor even though he missed the usual 30-day deadline by three weeks, a federal appeals court held on Wednesday.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Don Hanks was entitled to rely on a procedural rule that extends the appellate deadline to 60 days for suits in which the U.S. is a “party,” even though the U.S. had intervened in Hanks’ 2008 lawsuit in 2012 solely to consummate a $762 million global settlement with Amgen over its marketing practices and federal and state reimbursements for Aranesp, Neulasta and Enbrel.

To read the full story on Westlaw Practitioner Insights, click here: bit.ly/2UayVwV

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below