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Stone & Magnanini LLP Announces $520,000 Department of Justice False Claims Act Settlement With Vascular Solutions, Inc.
Date:7/28/2014

SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone & Magnanini LLP today announced a $520,000 settlement of off-label marketing and fraud claims between the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Vascular Solutions, Inc. ("VSI").  The settlement covers fraud in connection with the marketing of various medical devices for endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins for unapproved uses.

Stone & Magnanini, a firm with a history of representing whistleblowers in groundbreaking settlements, represented DeSalle Bui, a conscientious employee who blew the whistle on VSI's fraudulent conduct back in 2010.  Following Mr. Bui's filing, DOJ intervened in the case and the Stone & Magnanini team worked with the Government lawyers to aggressively litigate and ultimately settle this case.

The Stone & Magnanini team which helped achieve this settlement was led by Managing Partners David Stone and Robert Magnanini.

"It is courageous citizens like Mr. Bui, the whistleblower in this case, who, at great risk and personal sacrifice, protect our citizens and health care system and keep medical companies like VSI honest," Magnanini stated.  "We applaud the Government's actions, in particular attorneys Charles Biro, Lamine Hendrix and John LoCurto in this case and we encourage other whistleblowers who know about pharmaceutical and medical fraud to come forward and prevent future harm to patients."

The settlement agreement states that VSI knowingly promoted the Vari-Lase Short Kit for the ablation of perforator veins even th
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