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SEC Awards Whistleblower with $1.2 Million Payout

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently awarded a whistleblower with $1.2 million after they provided the agency with valuable information and ongoing assistance that led to a successful enforcement action. The award was just the latest in a record fiscal year for the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. Since October 1, 2020, through this Read More

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French Medical Device Company Pays $2 Million to Settle Kickback Case

Medicrea International, a medical device manufacturer based in France, and its American affiliate Medicrea USA agreed to pay a total of $2 million to resolve allegations in a claim brought forth by a whistleblower. The settlement includes: $1 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that the companies violated the Anti-Kickback statute by entertaining American physicians at Read More

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Navistar Defense Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $50 Million

Navistar Defense LLC, a company based in Illinois that manufactures military vehicles, recently agreed to pay $50 million to settle a False Claims Act case alleging it inflated prices in an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps for suspension systems for armored vehicles. Case background The inflated prices came in the midst of a contract Read More

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SEC Rewards Two Whistleblowers with $23 Million Total

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a pair of new whistleblower awards, totaling $23 million. The Commission made the announcement on June 2, stating the whistleblowers in question provided valuable information that led to a successful enforcement action by the SEC and another partnering agency. The awards were for $13 million and Read More

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Kaiser Settles “Racial Glass Ceiling” Case for $11.5 Million

A class action lawsuit against Kaiser claimed the company had a “racial glass ceiling,” in which black employees were prevented unfairly from getting equal pay and promotions at the company. Kaiser recently agreed to settle the case for $11.5 million, pending court approval. Case background Employees in the complaint claimed the company had a policy Read More

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6th Circuit Court Rules FCA Whistleblower Protections Include Post-Employment Retaliation

The Sixth Circuit Court ruled on March 31 that the whistleblower protection provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) include protections for former employees who are subject to retaliation from employers after their employment ceases. The case, United States ex rel. Felten v. William Beaumont Hospital, centered on a plaintiff who worked as a doctor Read More

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CFTC Issues $3 Million Whistleblower Award, Passes Major Milestone

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced an award of approximately $4 million to a whistleblower who provided the commission with credible, specific information that led to a successful enforcement action. It was a milestone case for the CFTC, which surpassed $1 billion in total sanctions associated with whistleblower awards because of the case. Read More

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OSHA Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Hotel Operator in Texas

The federal government brought a lawsuit against a hotel operator in Waller, Texas, claiming it terminated an employee who sought medical attention after exposure to carbon monoxide in the workplace. The suit was filed on March 25, 2021 and seeks the court to order the defendant to comply with the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Read More

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SavaSeniorcare LLC Pays $11.2 Million in False Claims Act Case Settlement

SavaSeniorCare LLC recently agreed to pay $11.2 million and possible additional amounts to resolve allegations the company (referred to as Sava) violated the False Claims Act by causing skilled nursing facilities to bill Medicare for unreasonable rehab services, as well as allegations that the company billed Medicare and Medicaid for “grossly substandard” nursing care. Case Read More

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Lawsuit Claims Four Seasons Miami Kept Workers Guessing About Their Employment Status After COVID Furloughs

A recent lawsuit against Four Seasons Miami alleges the hotel failed to keep workers updated about their employment status after widespread COVID-related furloughs in early 2020. The claim was brought by six employees of Four Seasons Miami, who seek a class action for more than 50 staff members who continue to be affected. Case background Read More

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