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Former CFO of Tenet Healthcare Subsidiary Files Lawsuit Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

Jason Cagle, the former CFO of United Surgical Partners International (a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare in Dallas), filed a lawsuit against his former employer alleging whistleblower retaliation. Cagle had worked for USPI since 2001 and took his position as CFO in January 2013. Tenet bought out USPI in 2015 and owned 95 percent of its Read More

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SEC Issues $125,000 Award to Whistleblower

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award of $125,000 in June to a whistleblower who went through the SEC’s whistleblower program to report wrongdoing. According to SEC representatives, the whistleblower’s information and assistance helped the SEC and another agency it was working with on the case bring a successful enforcement action against Read More

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Whistleblower Claims TSA Worsened the COVID-19 Pandemic

A whistleblower who works for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) alleged the TSA failed to implement appropriate early safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite repeated pleas from employees. As a result, it played a role in worsening the pandemic’s outbreak in the United States. The Office of Special Counsel has now requested the Department Read More

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Department of Education Purposefully Shut Down Loan Forgiveness Process

An official from the United States Department of Education filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this year, stating the Trump Administration and the department under Secretary Betsy DeVos purposefully made it more difficult for people with student loans to apply for federal loan forgiveness. The Borrower Defense to Repayment program was initially implemented by the Obama Read More

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Aveta Settles Suit Alleging it Defrauded Medicare of $1 Billion

Josh Valdez, a former executive for a subsidiary of Aveta Inc., sued the company, claiming it had spent years engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare of hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuit was originally filed in April 2011, but was under court seal until early 2014 and went through an extensive court process Read More

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Lawsuit Alleges CEO Misappropriated PPP Funding

The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was implemented as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing small businesses with some federal funding to keep workers employed during the tough financial times caused by the virus. All money from that program was required to be used for business purposes only. However, there have been a variety Read More

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Former Montebello City Manager Files Lawsuit Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

Francesca Tucker-Schuyler served until recently as the city manager for Montebello, CA. However, she was fired in February 2019 in what she claims to have been a case of wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation. She has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging retaliation, discrimination based on sex, failure to prevent discrimination and wrongful termination. Read More

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Former Employee of Ad Agency Sues Company Alleging Wrongful Termination over COVID Issues in Project

Tiffani Harcrow, a former employee of Omelet LLC ad agency in Culver City, recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. She alleges the company wrongfully fired her in May after she expressed concerns about an advertising project with Princess Cruises that she believed minimized the potential coronavirus-related health risks to customers. Case Read More

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Florida’s COVID-19 Dashboard Designer Files Whistleblower Complaint Against State Department of Health

The designer of Florida’s COVID-9 dashboard recently filed a whistleblower complaint against the Florida Department of Health after being fired for insubordination. The former department employee, Rebekah Jones, claims she was wrongfully terminated after she refused to falsify data in the state’s COVID-19 databases as the state pushed hard to reopen its economy in May. Read More

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Whistleblower Calls Attention to Poor Nursing Home Conditions During Pandemic

An anonymous whistleblower in Brooklyn called attention this spring to some of the dire conditions at nursing homes in New York City. The whistleblower spoke with voice distortion and appeared in silhouette on a teleconference call to speak about her experiences with a nursing home during the pandemic. She was nervous about speaking out publicly, Read More

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