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Surgeon Claims Retaliation After Blowing the Whistle on Colleague

A Cincinnati surgeon has filed a lawsuit against the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, claiming he was retaliated against when he raised concerns about a colleague’s fitness. Dr. Charles Mehlman claims he was targeted by hospital leadership and two other doctors who served on the “professional provider evaluation committee” after he spoke out. Case background Read More

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Citizens Can Use Whistleblower Laws to Report Climate Crimes

It’s no secret that climate change is happening at an increasingly rapid pace. Greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, sea levels are rising and once-normal weather events are more destructive than ever. While the average citizen can cut down on their carbon footprint, certain industries and corporations are adding to the problem. The Climate Corruption Read More

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Former Santa Fe Public School Administrator Awarded $800,000 in Whistleblower Suit

Former Santa Fe High School assistant principal Kelly Rinaldi was awarded nearly $800,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit against the school district. Rinaldi alerted colleagues of allegations of sexual misconduct against high school student athletes in 2017. Case background In 2017, Rinaldi spoke up about the sexual misconduct allegations and asked the district to investigate the Read More

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Facial ID Vendor Sued by Former Illinois Hospital Worker

A former Illinois employee from Lurie Children’s Hospital recently filed a biometric privacy claim against ID.me Inc., the hospital’s identity verification vendor. The suit claimed it stored her and other Illinois users’ facial data twice as long as it was allowed to, before the vendor changed its policies in 2021. Case background When the plaintiff Read More

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Pharmacy Owners Convicted of Fraudulent Multimillion Dollar Telemedicine Scheme

Two pharmacy owners were recently convicted of trying to defraud pharmacy benefit managers of tens of thousands of prescriptions, which were submitted to both private and federally-funded healthcare programs. The PBMs paid claims to the conspirator-owned pharmacies in a multimillion dollar scheme. They face up to 17 years in prison and $50 million in restitution. Read More

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Daily Harvest Whistleblower Speaks Out

Being a whistleblower can be an overwhelming process, according to Daily Harvest whistleblower Abby Silverman. Silverman received a tainted package of “French lentil and leek crumbles,” which sent her to the emergency room twice. Daily Harvest’s tainted meal kits Silverman is a social media influencer who received a meal package from Daily Harvest. After eating Read More

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Class Action Against Tesla Alleges Thousands Laid Off Without Notice

A putative class action suit against automaker Tesla alleges they laid off thousands of workers without issuing federally-required notice. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers to provide 60-day written notice of mass layoffs, but Tesla did not comply. Case background According to the complaint, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced to executives that Read More

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Propose Class Action to Block Price Fixing

Uber and Lyft drivers have alleged the two companies are embroiled in a price-fixing scheme, causing drivers to earn less money for their work than they might have otherwise. Three drivers want to represent a class of all the drivers who opted out of Uber and Lyft’s arbitration clauses. They have asked the San Francisco Read More

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Big Tech Whistleblowers May Be More Likely to Be Women

Technology was a historically male-dominated industry—but over the past decade, high profile, big tech whistleblowers have been disproportionately female. When compared to the percentage of women in the tech workforce, experts wondered if there’s a connection between gender, technology and whistleblowing. Women, whistleblowing and technology The article above studies the nature of the technology sector, Read More

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Whistleblowers File Federal Lawsuit Against Tennessee Valley Authority

Three former members of the Tennessee Valley Authority were removed from their positions after they alerted federal officials about safety concerns and violations. Now, they are suing the utility company in a federal court. The former nuclear oversight managers who blew the whistle on nuclear safety issues were Melody Babb, Deanna Fultz and Mark Richerson. Read More

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