September 22, 2022
BOSTON, September 22, 2022 – Casner & Edwards announces a $4.2 million settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit against Philip North America LLC d/b/a Philips Healthcare, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V. Relators had alleged that Philips Healthcare made false claims to the U.S. government related to the airworthiness of the IntelliVue MP2 Mobile Patient Monitor ("MP2"), a portable medical monitoring device used in military and other government aircraft. Casner & Edwards attorney George W. Price represented the whistleblowers as co-counsel along with Pugsley Wood LLP. Safe-To-Fly and Airworthiness certification ensures that a product and its component parts: (1) will work in the air; (2) will not hinder the operation or navigation of the aircraft; and (3) will not allow for hostile detection of the aircraft or the product. After making modifications to the MP2, Philips admits that it did not adequately notify the relevant military testing facilities to determine whether the device required retesting for certification. As a Casner & Edwards Partner, Price represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts nationwide. He has significant experience in law enforcement and investigations, having served as a police officer, Senior Special Agent with the DEA, and Special Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. Price brings to bear this background to represent publicly traded companies, as well as individuals and corporate officers and directors, in a variety of disputes and special investigations. Price’s experience spans diverse matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty, conversion, theft of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive business practices, mergers and acquisitions, improper valuation, partnerships, professional negligence, insurance, environmental pollution, real estate, employment matters, defamation, civil rights and trust disputes. About Casner & Edwards, LLP Casner & Edwards, LLP represents businesses, individuals and institutions across New England and around the world, providing the core legal services they need to succeed. Clients work directly with a team of expert attorneys, and can expect full attention, seasoned advice, top quality work, and good value.