A federal jury in California awarded the former general counsel/executive vice president of Bio-Rad Laboratories nearly $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit he filed against the company. Sanford Wadler sued California-based Bio-Rad, which produces life sciences and clinical diagnostic chemicals, in U.S. District Court for Northern California, claiming the company fired him in June 2013 in retaliation for blowing the whistle on potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in China. Mr. Wadler accused Bio-Rad of terminating his employment just before the company was to present its findings from an internal investigation into bribery in Russia, ... Read More
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