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Former VP of State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers Claims to Have Been Forced Out for Whistleblowing

Sg. David “Kawika” Hallums of the Honolulu Police Department said he was removed almost immediately after being sworn in as the vice president of the State of Hawaii Organization of Read More

Department of Justice Announces Pair of False Claims Act Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced two settlements of qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act, which allows private individuals to file lawsuits on behalf of the government Read More

Former White Sox Trainer Claims to Have Been Fired Due to His Sexual Orientation

Brian Ball, a former trainer for the Chicago White Sox who worked for the team for 20 years, filed a lawsuit against the team and its general manager Rick Hahn, Read More

New Bill Would Create Shorter Wait Time for SEC Whistleblower Awards

The Whistleblower Program of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been a significant success since its implementation in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, but there have been some Read More

What Qualifies as “Adverse Action” in a Discrimination or Retaliation Case?

An “adverse employment action” such as wrongful termination, denial of a raise or promotion, denial of benefits or assignment to less-attractive duties could play an important role in a whistleblower’s Read More

SEC Awards Approximately $6 Million to Five Whistleblowers

On April 25, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued whistleblower awards to two groups of recipients comprising five total whistleblowers. According to the SEC, both of these group sof Read More

The CFTC is Accepting Claims for Whistleblower Awards in a $16 Million Case Involving Kraft Foods

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a Notice of Covered Action (NCA) on May 18 for action taken against Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Mondelez Global LLC. The Read More

Qualcomm Settles Lawsuit With Former Engineer Over Trade Secrets

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. recently settled a lawsuit against a former engineer it had alleged stole confidential information before taking a job with a competitor. The former employee was Gaurav Kathuria, who Read More

World Bank Failed to Act in Response to Sexual Harassment Claims

A recent investigation by the World Bank Administrative Tribunal found that the World Bank failed to take appropriate action to protect a pair of employees who filed sexual harassment complaints Read More

Telecom Will Pay $13.4 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

TracFone Wireless Inc., a Miami-based telecommunications carrier, will pay $13.4 million to settle allegations of False Claims Act violations. The case was originally brought by a whistleblower, Farrell Gordon, who will Read More

Ex-California Firefighter Files Major Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A former firefighter from Montebello, California recently filed a federal whistleblower wrongful termination suit worth more than $5 million. That firefighter, Vernon Creswell, already won a $2.6 million payout from the Read More

SEC Issues $14 Million Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued a $14 million award to a whistleblower who published an online report that exposed ongoing fraud. That whistleblower shared the same information Read More

Federal Government Files Lawsuit Against Doctor for False Claims Act Violations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently announced it initiated a lawsuit against family medical doctor Peter J. Baddick, III over allegations of medically unnecessary prescriptions Read More

2021 Was a Massive Year for False Claims Act Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice recently revealed that 2021 was a major year for False Claims Act settlements and judgments. According to the DOJ, the federal government took in more than Read More

Surgical Company, Physician Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $3 Million

A recent lawsuit against a Georgia surgical company and the physician who owns it resulted in a $3 million lawsuit. The False Claims Act case was filed against Dr. Jeffrey Gallups Read More

Important Tips for Consumer Products Whistleblowers

Are you aware of fraudulent activity within a consumer products company, or an inherent danger of a product the company is trying to conceal? It is important to know your Read More

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