Sometimes corporations pursue a legal case "to send a signal" said Michael Barnett in Trenton Times

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Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017
Location: 
Trenton, NJ

NJ.com

A Novartis employee's lawsuit claiming discrimination has backfired badly, resulting in the court awarding the pharmaceutical giant nearly $2 million for fraud and legal fees.

It is unclear whether the pharmaceutical company will recover any of the money awarded by the court.

Sometimes corporations pursue a legal case even though it may not make sense economically, said two experts in business and law.

"They want to send a signal that you can't mess with us," said Michael Barnett, professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School. "You can't get away with attacking them."

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