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Ropes & Gray Litigation Team Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice for Covidien Subsidiary

Practices: Litigation, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense, Life Sciences

On Sept. 30, a Ropes & Gray litigation team successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a federal False Claims Act qui tam action filed in Massachusetts against ev3, Inc., a Covidien subsidiary. Judge Richard Stearns’ opinion followed extensive briefing and oral argument and largely adopted Ropes & Gray’s positions on the public disclosure bar and the sufficiency of the pleadings. The Ropes & Gray team was led by government enforcement partner Joshua Levy (Boston).

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