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Whistleblower: Medicare Advantage Overcharged for Home Visits

A whistleblower case in Texas has come into the spotlight with allegations that a medical consulting firm is overbilling Medicare for in-home patient examinations. The details of the case were unsealed in June, and it’s only the latest of at least six other whistleblower claims filed in the last five years alleging billing fraud by Read More

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Jury Awards $1.6 Million to Whistleblower in Sarbanes-Oxley Case

A federal jury in New York recently awarded $1.6 million to a whistleblower who provided useful information in a retaliation lawsuit under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This award is consistent with a recent national trend of awarding whistleblowers with large sums of compensation, the idea being that larger rewards lead to more whistleblowers willing to come Read More

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Hair Stylist Awarded $80,000 in Punitive Damages for Role as Whistleblower

The court in Peasley v. Regis Corporation recently resulted in the jury presenting an $80,000 award in punitive damages to the plaintiff, Valerie Peasley, who worked as a hairstylist under the employment of the Regis Corporation. According to Peasley, she had informed her manager at the salon that several coworkers were both using and selling Read More

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Novartis Reaches $390 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Lawsuit

In the lawsuit, a whistleblower alleged the drug company paid illegal and improper kickbacks to various pharmacies in exchange for the extra promotion of its prescription medication. The suit was filed by a former employee of Novartis, who accused the company of providing major incentives and discounts to pharmacies connected to Exjade, Myfortic and other Read More

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Railroad Industry a National Leader in Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

According to a recent report from FairWarning, an investigative news website, the railroad industry is the harshest on whistleblowers in the United States, with more incidents of corporate whistleblower retaliation than other industry. Over the course of eight years, railroads were at the center of more than 2,000 whistleblower retaliation complaints issued to the Occupational Read More

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NLRB Ruling Offers More Protections to Employees in Internal Investigations

Many businesses and organizations will, at some point, need to conduct an internal investigation into possible employee misconduct, whether it’s just as a preventive measure or if there’s actual suspected wrongdoing at play. The National Labor Relations Act makes sure employees have the right to take action to receive protection or mutual aid, including the Read More

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The ‘Three Cs’ to Consider in Internal Investigations

As soon as you become aware of a potential instance of wrongdoing, fraud or other type of problematic conduct in your organization, it’s important to decide how to report it to the proper authorities and whether or not the company will fully cooperate with an investigation. In general, your business is going to encounter several Read More

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Ninth Circuit Decision Makes it Easier for Whistleblowers to Bring Qui Tam Actions

In a new, important development for how False Claims Act cases will proceed, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned precedent that had limited whistleblowers’ ability to recover money reimbursed to the federal government under the FCA to a more significant extent than a large number of other circuits. The ruling came in the Read More

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Texas SC: Absolute Privilege Applies to Statements Made During FCPA Investigations

The Texas Supreme Court recently reversed a ruling in a 2013 Texas Court of Appeals case involving Robert Writt and the Shell Oil Company. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice had asked Shell to conduct some internal investigations into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations within the company, and the company agreed to Read More

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New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door for School Board Clerk to be Indicted

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled, in a 6-1 decision, that an employee of the North Bergen School Board may be indicted for taking documents from the district, even though she claims she planned to use them in a discrimination lawsuit against the board. The decision meant the denial of a motion by Ivonne Read More

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