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Preserving Communications from Workplace Messaging Apps Can Be Critical to a Whistleblower Claim

With each new advance in communications, the legal landscape changes. Where many lawsuits involving improper workplace conduct used to hinge on telephone conversations, now many employees go all day without Read More

Qui Tam Case Involving Medicare Fraud Results in $2.1 Million Settlement

Massive government healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid lack the resources to catch every instance of fraud that victimizes taxpayers and makes it more difficult to serve beneficiaries. However, Read More

D.E. Shaw Pays $10 Million for Anti-Whistleblowing Language in Employee Agreements

Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), financial institutions cannot prevent their employees from contacting the SEC regarding improper activity they recognize as part of their work. Read More

J.P. Morgan Securities Pays $18 Million to SEC After Breaking Whistleblower Rules

A Wall Street giant paid an $18 million settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), closing a case that should serve as a bright red light to other financial Read More

Supreme Court Rules Whistleblowers Do Not Have to Prove Retaliatory Intent Under Sarbanes-Oxley

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court fortified the protection that whistleblowers have under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Previously, SOX whistleblowers had to meet a high bar by proving Read More

Whistleblowers' Actions Lead to $1 Million Settlement in False Claims Case

Siemens Industry, Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens Corporation, has agreed to pay over $1 million to settle allegations of False Claims Act violations. The claims against Siemens were first brought forward Read More

Whistleblower Former Employee Gets Six-Figure Settlement from Maker of Auto Accessories

A former employee who alleged in a lawsuit that Yakima Products Inc. was violating the law when exporting materials from China will receive a substantial payment following the manufacturer’s settlement Read More

Nurse Who Reported Safety Concerns Awarded $41.49 Million in Case Against Kaiser

A former nurse, Maria Gatchalian, was awarded $41.49 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury for her claims against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. Gatchalian Read More

How Do Job Duties Impact Eligibility For Whistleblower Awards?

Assessing a whistleblower's job duties is critical for determining eligibility for rewards. By checking early on how a whistleblower's job might affect their chances of getting a reward and protection, Read More

CFTC Shatters Records: Unearthing 1,530 Tips in Fiscal Year 2023

The recently released 2023 Annual Report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows that the CFTC's Whistleblower Office recorded an unprecedented 1,530 tips during this period. The received tips highlighted Read More

The Power of Whistleblowers in Exposing Fraud

Whistleblowers play a critical role in exposing corruption and illegal activities. Despite the risks to their personal and professional lives, individuals with information about corporate wrongdoing regularly step forward to Read More

Whistleblowers Crucial in Exposing and Combating Pump and Dump Schemes

The internet has facilitated the proliferation of pump and dump schemes, with social media platforms like Telegram and Discord becoming conduits for hype. While discussing a stock positively on social Read More

Former CEO Raises Concerns Against Rothman Orthopaedics

In recent legal developments, Christopher T. Olivia, the former CEO of Rothman Orthopaedics, has initiated a lawsuit against the medical group, claiming his termination was a result of whistleblowing about Read More

CFTC Awards $18 Million to Whistleblower

On October 12, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shared that they awarded $18 million to a whistleblower. The award was given through the CFTC Whistleblower Program, established by the Dodd-Frank Read More

What Three SEC Whistleblower Protection Actions Say About Employee Agreements

Three recent enforcement actions from the SEC underscore the importance of companies reviewing their employee agreements, especially in relation to whistleblower protection. All three cases targeted both private and public companies Read More

Neurologist Alleges Retaliation Over Hospital Scheme to Airlift Stroke Patients

A neurologist filed an amended complaint in a Pennsylvania federal court, accusing Jefferson Healthcare System Inc. and Beebe Healthcare in Delaware of retaliating against him for reporting an alleged scheme Read More

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