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Tips for Would-Be SEC Whistleblowers

The SEC’s whistleblower program has been a significant success, with almost $400 million dollars having been awarded to a total of 70 whistleblowers through the program so far. If you are to file an SEC whistleblower claim, it is important you know how to maximize your chances of sharing in recovery. Here are just a Read More

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U.S. Government Joins Lawsuit Alleging False Claims in Marine Corps Contract

The federal government recently opted to intervene in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Navistar Defense LLC, a company that manufactures armored vehicles for the U.S. Military and a subsidiary of Navistar International LLC. According to the lawsuit, Navistar Defense violated the False Claims Act in Read More

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SEC Whistleblower Program Releases its Annual Report for 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress overviewing its highly successful whistleblower award program. According to the report, the program continues to protect investors and promote a strong market integrity while richly rewarding people who come forward with unique, actionable information in a timely manner. Since the Read More

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Federal Whistleblower Claim Targets Independent Health and a Subsidiary Company

Independent Health and one of its subsidiary companies, DxID, were recently sued in a federal whistleblower case. The plaintiff, Tera Ross, is a former medical billing manager at Group health Cooperative in Seattle. The lawsuit charges the defendants with using false risk adjustment information to maximize their claims amounts from the U.S. government. Ross claims Read More

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Safety Inspection Whistleblower Case Results in Employees Receiving $1 Million Settlement

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently awarded a pair of employees just over $1 million in lost wages and punitive damages. The company ordered to pay the damages was fire protection equipment manufacturer Lloyd Industries Inc. and its owner, William P. Lloyd. The court found the Read More

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Tips That Can Help All Corporate Whistleblowers

One aspect of our work with whistleblowers from corporate environments is not just assisting them through the whistleblowing process, but also ensuring the protection and comfort of whistleblowers throughout the process. Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing may be the right thing to do, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful. If you are aware Read More

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Second Circuit Revives Old False Claims Act Case Involving Federal Reserve

The Second Circuit recently revived a False Claims Act case that arose out of the 2008 financial crisis. The case, United States ex rel. Kraus v. Wells Fargo & Co., two employees of banks that were later acquired by Wells Fargo alleged there was a longstanding and significant pattern of fraud in connection with the Read More

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Wells Fargo Must Pay $14.5 Million After Violating Swap Dealer Business Conduct Rules

The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently ordered Wells Fargo Bank to pay $14.5 million as a result of multiple violations of swap dealer business conduct standards. According to the CFTC, Wells Fargo “failed to deal with a counterparty in a fair and balanced manner based on principles of fair dealing and good faith,” Read More

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reaches $13 Million Settlement With Doctor who Criticized Concurrent Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital recently agreed to settle a wrongful termination suit filed by a former orthopedic surgeon for $13 million. According to reports from the Boston Globe and statements from the surgeon’s legal team, settlement terms also included Dr. Dennis Burke getting his job back, and the hospital creating a brand new safety initiative named Read More

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Pratt & Whitney

A federal court recently denied a motion by Pratt & Whitney to dismiss a whistleblower claim against the aerospace company. In the lawsuit, the whistleblower alleges the company regularly falsified inspection reports and sold billions of dollars’ worth of potentially defective jet engines to the U.S. military from 2012 to 2015. Pratt & Whitney has Read More

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