Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DFine Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Merit Medical Systems
Penalty: 
$2,390,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
October 26, 2011
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

DFine Inc. of San Jose, Calif., agreed to pay $2.39 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to induce physicians to use certain of the company's devices that are used in treating spinal fractures.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Utah
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical devices
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Parent company note: 
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