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The Incentives of Becoming a Whistleblower

If you become aware of wrongdoing within your company or organization it can be an understandably difficult or uncomfortable decision to blow the whistle. But if you do decide to become Read More

TriMark USA Will Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Whistleblower Case

TriMark USA, LLC recently agreed to a $48.5 million settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit, the largest single amount ever recorded in a False Claims Act case involving small business fraud. Read More

New York Boosts its Whistleblower Protections

As of January 26, 2022, some new, enhanced whistleblower protections went into effect in the state of New York. The changes to the law were as follows: The state change the definition Read More

Healthcare Employers Saw Rise in Whistleblower Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic approximately two years ago there has been a steep increase in the number of whistleblower lawsuits filed against healthcare employers. With the significant rise Read More

California Supreme Court Ruling Makes it More Difficult for Employers to Dismiss Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

A recent opinion from the California Supreme Court makes it more difficult for employers to avoid or dismiss claims of whistleblower retaliation. The ruling came in the case of Wallen Lawson Read More

SEC Considers Changes to Rules of its Whistleblower Program

On February 10, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a pair of proposed changes to some of the rules that govern the agency’s successful whistleblower program. The proposed amendments are Read More

SEC Issues $600,000 Whistleblower Award

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a $600,000 whistleblower award on Tuesday, February 22 to an individual who voluntarily submitted unique, credible information to the agency that led Read More

Maryland Doctor Imprisoned Over Illegal Kickback Scheme

A doctor in Baltimore County, Maryland will spend eight months in federal prison and another with supervision upon release after he was involved with in a kickback scheme to prescribe Read More

Hayat Pharmacy to Settle False Claims Act Case for $2 Million

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement with Milwaukee-based chain Hayat Pharmacy for $2.05 over allegations the pharmacy made false claims to Medicaid and Medicare for Read More

Hawaii Deputy Fired After 40 Years of Service Files Wrongful Termination Claim

A former deputy sheriff recently filed a lawsuit against Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety, claiming he was a victim of wrongful termination. The whistleblower, Tommy Cayetano, claimed former DPS Director Nolan Read More

Brockton Urology Will Pay $100,000 in False Claims Act Settlement

Brockton Urology Clinic LLC in North Easton, Massachusetts recently agreed to pay $100,000 to settle claims it submitted false claims to Medicare in violation of federal law. The case is yet Read More

San Jose State University Agrees to Settle Sex Abuse Coverup Lawsuit

San Jose State University (SJSU) recently agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging a coverup of sexual abuse allegations. The claimant was a whistleblower who targeted the suit against the university Read More

Information About the Major 2021 Medicare Part C Fraud Settlements

Healthcare fraud costs the United States billions of dollars every year—and those are just the schemes that get uncovered. This was true once again in 2021, as healthcare fraud was the Read More

Older Employees At Risk for Age Discrimination

In late 2018, ProPublica and the Urban Institute released studies that indicated more than half of older American workers were pushed out of their jobs before they were ready to Read More

$13 Million Whistleblower Award First from SEC of 2022

On January 6, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) handed down its first whistleblower award of the year, a sizable $13 million pot to a whistleblower who provided the Read More

Associate Athletic Director at LSU Claims Termination Was Retaliation for Whistleblowing

The attorneys for former associate athletic director Sharon Lewis of Louisiana State University (LSU) claim her firing was a result of retaliation. Lewis had previously filed a $50 million federal racketeering Read More

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