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Whistleblower Suit Against Medical Device Company Allowed to Proceed

The recent whistleblower decision in Witkin v. Medtronic Inc. has cast a spotlight on the intricate interplay between employee rights, corporate accountability, and ethical conduct within the medical device industry. Read More

Qui Tam Lawsuit Triggers $1.5 Total Payment by Owners of Skilled Therapy Provider

After reporting fraud committed by a company providing treatment for muscle pain, a whistleblowing former employee can receive a share of the $1.5 million paid to the government by the Read More

Who Can Be a Financial Fraud Whistleblower?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a Whistleblower Program that provides valuable assistance in the battle against financial fraud and offers payments to individuals whose reports result in monetary Read More

Home Health Care Whistleblower Case Results in $600K Settlement

The home health care industry frequently generates examples of serious fraud on the government. Work is performed inside private residences, often for clients who lack the ability to communicate regarding Read More

Treble Damages Under the False Claims Act

Acting as a whistleblower when you’ve observed fraud targeting government programs and contracts can seem intimidating. Many people unfortunately choose to not to rock the boat and let misconduct go unreported. Read More

DOJ Announces New White-Collar Crime Whistleblower Program

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) unveiled a groundbreaking whistleblower initiative aimed at fortifying integrity and accountability within our nation's institutions. Spearheaded by Lisa Monaco, the Whistleblower Program marks a Read More

What Is a Qui Tam Action?

Qui tam actions, with a name derived from a Latin phrase meaning "he who sues for the king as well as for himself," serve as a powerful tool in combatting Read More

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

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