Boston Sci sues former sales rep because of overpayment

Boston Scientific is suing a former cardiac rhythm product salesman, maintaining he was overpaid more than $200,000 because of an "administrative error." The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, alleges Tucson-based Michael McCormick tried to resign after the devicemaker approached him with a new employment contract "that contemplated accounting for overpayment," the Star Tribune notes.

In its suit, Boston Scientific maintains McCormick entered into a five-year employment agreement that guaranteed him income "in excess of $1 million." But, according to the company, McCormick wrongly received more than 90 percent of his guaranteed commission for both 2010 and 2011, the Pioneer Press reports. When it approached him with the new contract to account for the adminstrative error, he rejected it and later indicated he was resigning.

Not so fast, the company said. "Boston Scientific declined to accept McCormick's purported resignation and directed him to comply with his obligations under the (employment agreement), which remains in effect," the company states in the lawsuit.

The company is asking the court to compel McCormick to return the total amount of unearned guaranteed payments. An attorney representing the former salesman said his client had no comment, according to the Pioneer Press.

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