Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lifescan, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$15,000,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
November 14, 2001
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Lifescan, Inc. agreed to pay $15 million to resolve allegations that it failed to notify the Veterans Administration that it had reduced prices to certain commercial customers below the cost negotiated by the agency. As a result, the VA, and other federal agencies purchasing through the contract, were overcharged.

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: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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