September 21, 2017 / 8:42 PM / 10 months ago

J&J unit loses bid to dismiss whistleblower's retaliation claims

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has lost a bid to dismiss claims that it retaliated against a former employee whose whistleblower lawsuit led to an $18 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell in Boston on Wednesday said Melayna Lokosky, a former sales representative with J&J unit Acclarent, could proceed with claims she was illegally fired after questioning the off-label promotion of a medical device.

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