Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$362,362
Year: 
2014
Date: 
September 18, 2014
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Medtronic agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of New York, Oregon, Texas and California alleging that it improperly induced physicians to recommend Medtronic devices to treat cardiac rhythmic disease. This was part of a larger $9.9 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-medtronic-inc

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Ireland (reincorporated for tax reasons)
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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