News & CommentScientific Misconduct

The ‘Gallo Case’: Popovic Strikes Back

Science  14 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5302, pp. 920-921
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5302.920b

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Cell biologist Mikulas Popovic, who was cleared of scientific misconduct by an appeals board in 1993, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the United States and one of its employees, fraud investigator Suzanne Hadley, for pursuing a “baseless” investigation that caused him “severe emotional stress” and resulted in his “de facto forced exile from science for 4 years.” On 31 January, the government submitted its formal response to the suit, arguing that it should be dismissed on technical grounds.