April 10, 2017 / 9:35 PM / 8 months ago

J&J seeks dismissal of whistleblower's retaliation claims

Johnson & Johnson urged a judge on Monday to dismiss claims that one of its subsidiary retaliated against a former employee whose whistleblower lawsuit led to an $18 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

Melayna Lokosky, a former sales representative for J&J unit Acclarent, said she was unlawfully fired in 2011 after raising questions internally about the off-label promotion of a medical device called the Relieva Stratus MicroFlow Spacer, or Stratus.

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