December 19, 2017 / 8:27 PM / a year ago

Celgene whistleblower wins $73 million after $280 million accord

A federal judge has awarded an ex-Celgene Corp employee nearly $72.6 million as her cut of a $280 million settlement with the drugmaker, but he ruled the money would not be paid out until the whistleblower resolves a fee fight with her former law firm.

The sum awarded to whistleblower Beverly Brown by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles on Friday was above the $64.8 million the Justice Department contended she deserved for pursuing the False Claims Act lawsuit.

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