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Whistleblower Hotline Tip to Department of Defense Results in $25 Million Settlement

The inspector general’s office at the Department of Defense receives thousands of whistleblower hotline tips every year. Many amount to nothing, but every now and then the department strikes gold Read More

Three El Super Grocery Stores Fined for Violating COVID-19 Leave Rules

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office fined three El Super Grocery Stores in the southern part of the state for failure to comply with COVID-19 leave polices. The fines punished the grocery Read More

Prime Healthcare Whistleblower Lawsuit Results in $37.5 Million Settlement

Prime Healthcare, its founder Dr. Prem Reddy and a cardiologist based in California settled a whistleblower lawsuit for a total of $37.5 million, which will be paid to the federal Read More

Walmart Must Pay $125 Million to Former Employee after Disability Bias Lawsuit

A jury awarded a former Walmart employee with Down syndrome more than $125 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit. The compensatory and punitive damages in the case will be reduced Read More

Want to Qualify for an SEC Whistleblower Award? Here’s How to Perfect Your Claim

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently amended the rules of its program, allowing more leeway for submissions from would-be whistleblowers. Under the new rules, whistleblowers who first failed to comply with Read More

Racist Trophy at Car Dealership Becomes Subject of EEOC Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued an auto dealership in Dallas (AOD Ventures Inc., dob Autos of Dallas) for race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Read More

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Bolsters Its Whistleblower Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working on making it easier for whistleblowers to come forward with their claims. A newly published website helps whistleblowers organize their claims and Read More

Ohio Hospital Must Pay $21.25 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

Akron General Health System (AGHS) recently agreed to a $21.25 settlement to end whistleblower lawsuits alleging the organization violated the False Claims Act’s Anti-Kickback Statute. The whistleblower who brought the case Read More

SEC Awards Whistleblower with $1.2 Million Payout

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently awarded a whistleblower with $1.2 million after they provided the agency with valuable information and ongoing assistance that led to a Read More

Edward Jones & Co. Must Pay $34 Million to Settle Discrimination Case

A federal court approved a $34 million settlement between Edward Jones & Co. and black financial advisors at the company, ending years of litigation. In addition to the financial settlement, Read More

Judge Allows Whole Foods “Black Lives Matter” Mask Lawsuit to Continue

A federal judge ruled a lawsuit regarding “Black Lives Matter” masks worn by Whole Foods workers will be allowed to proceed, overruling the initial dismissal in the district court. According to Read More

French Medical Device Company Pays $2 Million to Settle Kickback Case

Medicrea International, a medical device manufacturer based in France, and its American affiliate Medicrea USA agreed to pay a total of $2 million to resolve allegations in a claim brought Read More

Navistar Defense Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $50 Million

Navistar Defense LLC, a company based in Illinois that manufactures military vehicles, recently agreed to pay $50 million to settle a False Claims Act case alleging it inflated prices in Read More

SEC Rewards Two Whistleblowers with $23 Million Total

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a pair of new whistleblower awards, totaling $23 million. The Commission made the announcement on June 2, stating the whistleblowers in question Read More

Kaiser Settles “Racial Glass Ceiling” Case for $11.5 Million

A class action lawsuit against Kaiser claimed the company had a “racial glass ceiling,” in which black employees were prevented unfairly from getting equal pay and promotions at the company. Read More

6th Circuit Court Rules FCA Whistleblower Protections Include Post-Employment Retaliation

The Sixth Circuit Court ruled on March 31 that the whistleblower protection provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) include protections for former employees who are subject to retaliation from Read More

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