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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Clarinex Derivative Lawsuit

Schering-Plough settled a shareholders’ derivative lawsuit accusing the company of causing a drop in stock prices by failing to disclose deficiencies in the manufacture of its allergy drug Clarinex that led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to delay its approval. In February 2001, the FDA announced it would put off approving Clarinex because of problems at manufacturing plants in New Jersey and Puerto Rico. A federal judge approved a settlement in which no damages were awarded, but Schering-Plough agreed to pay $9.8 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses and pledged to reform its corporate governance practices.

Misconduct Type
Securities
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
1/15/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Schering-Plough Corporation $9,800,000
Further Information Released
Settlement 3/13/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database