Outcome: $350 million
United States ex rel. Harvey v. Advanced Biohealing, Inc., 8:16-cv-303-T-30TBM, Middle District of Florida
Tycko & Zavareei LLP founder Jon Tycko represented a whistleblower who brought a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act against Advanced Biohealing, Inc. (“ABH”), alleging that ABH utilized illegal kickback schemes to sell its product, Dermagraft, to hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That lawsuit in a number of criminal convictions, as well as a settlement pursuant to which pharmaceutical company Shire, which had purchased ABH, agreed to pay $350 million to federal and state governments—one of the largest settlements ever in a kickback case.