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Ex-California Firefighter Files Major Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A former firefighter from Montebello, California recently filed a federal whistleblower wrongful termination suit worth more than $5 million. That firefighter, Vernon Creswell, already won a $2.6 million payout from the city after a jury found in July 2015 that he was a victim of racial harassment and discrimination while working for the department. Cresswell Read More

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SEC Issues $14 Million Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued a $14 million award to a whistleblower who published an online report that exposed ongoing fraud. That whistleblower shared the same information days later with the SEC. They were proactive in reaching out to the staff and assisting the commission in opening an investigation that resulted Read More

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Federal Government Files Lawsuit Against Doctor for False Claims Act Violations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently announced it initiated a lawsuit against family medical doctor Peter J. Baddick, III over allegations of medically unnecessary prescriptions for Subsys, a fentanyl-based spray used for cancer pain. Case background In the complaint, the federal government alleges Dr. Baddick violated the False Claims Act Read More

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2021 Was a Massive Year for False Claims Act Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice recently revealed that 2021 was a major year for False Claims Act settlements and judgments. According to the DOJ, the federal government took in more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments, the largest since 2014 and the second-largest amount ever recorded. This number includes the gigantic $2.8 billion Purdue Read More

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Surgical Company, Physician Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $3 Million

A recent lawsuit against a Georgia surgical company and the physician who owns it resulted in a $3 million lawsuit. The False Claims Act case was filed against Dr. Jeffrey Gallups and his company, Milton Hall Surgical Associates. A former staff doctor blew the whistle on alleged fraudulent practices, including ordering unnecessary tests for patients Read More

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Important Tips for Consumer Products Whistleblowers

Are you aware of fraudulent activity within a consumer products company, or an inherent danger of a product the company is trying to conceal? It is important to know your rights under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) so you can safely blow the whistle. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Read More

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Quest Diagnostics to Pay $90,000 in Religious Discrimination Case

Quest Diagnostics agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Rockwall-based phlebotomist. In addition, the company agreed (per the terms of the settlement) to adopt a religious accommodation policy, create new protocols for employee relations and offer annual training within Read More

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EEOC Releases New Guidance Warning Aginst Caregiving Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released new guidance warning employers against engaging in various forms of caregiving discrimination. The term “caregiving discrimination” refers to any discrimination in a caregiving setting or situation based on protected class, such as sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, genetic information or disability. About the guidance Read More

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Aviation Company Must Pay Whistleblower Nearly $1 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Retaliation Case

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently ordered Pegasus Elite Aviation, a private aviation company, to pay an employee back wages and other costs after determining that employee was the victim of whistleblower retaliation. The total money owed to the whistleblower was $958,000, which included $898,000 in back wages, Read More

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Documents that are Imperative in a Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Case

Recent years have seen a significant rise in whistleblower reports being made to agencies like the SEC and CFTC. For these cases to be successful (many of which have), it is crucial that the whistleblower come armed with sufficient evidence, and that the agencies launching investigations uncover the complete truth of the allegations. It is Read More

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