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Recapping 2021 for the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Whistleblower Program had a banner year in 2021, with its record-setting $200 million whistleblower award serving as the headline for the year. There were plenty Read More

Hayat Pharmacy to Pay More than $2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit

Hayat Pharmacy, which operates 23 pharmacy locations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area, will pay more than $2 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for Read More

SEC Issued 11 Whistleblower Awards in January Alone

January was a busy month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the agency, it issued 11 whistleblower awards in the first month of 2022. This year marks the Read More

Sixth Circuit Provides Clarification on False Claims Act Whistleblower Statute of Limitations

On January 10, 2022, the Sixth Circuit ruled the statute of limitations period for False Claims Act whistleblower retaliation cases begins when the whistleblower is first notified of the adverse Read More

Arthrex Agrees to $16 Million Settlement in Kickback Case

Arthrex Inc., an orthopedic device company based in Florida, agreed to pay $16 million to settle claims it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) in illegally paying kickbacks to a Read More

Department of Labor Investigating Apple Over Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

The United States Department of Labor will investigate allegations that Apple retaliated against an employee who blew the whistle on company wrongdoing. The whistleblower is Ashley Gjovik, a former senior engineering Read More

NHTSA Issues First Ever Whistleblower Award

There is an increasing number of options for whistleblowers to submit information to the federal government and share in recovery money. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently joined Read More

CFTC Now Accepting Claims for Whistleblower Awards in Massive Cattle Fraud Case

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently released a Notice of Covered Action (NCA) regarding enforcement actions being taken against Easterday Ranches, located in Washington. In December, the government ordered Read More

McDonald’s Will Pay Black Franchisee $33.5 Million to Settle Racial Bias Claim

McDonald’s must pay $33.5 million to a black man who owns multiple franchises of the fast food restaurant to settle a lawsuit he filed against the company in which he Read More

Former Utah Professor Suits for Whistleblower Retaliation, Wins $760K

Judith Zimmerman, a former professor at the University of Utah, won $760,000 in damages in a jury trial after she sued the university claiming whistleblower retaliation. The case was another example Read More

Former Medical Testing Lab CEO Settles False Claims Act Case

The Department of Justice recently announced it reached a settlement with Jae Lee, who formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL). The terms of the settlement Read More

Whistleblower Receives Award of More Than $2 Million from the SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently awarded a whistleblower more than $2 million for disclosures that resulted in successful enforcement actions by both the SEC and the U.S. Read More

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Billing Over Concurrent Surgeries at UPMC

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a department chair and the university’s physician group. The lawsuit stems from Read More

SEC Whistleblower Program Surpasses $1 Billion Threshold

The SEC whistleblower program achieved a significant milestone at the beginning of September when it surpassed a total of $1 billion in awards. The agency announced this first whistleblower award in Read More

Report: Colorado Air Quality Division Gave Permits Despite EPA Standard Violations

Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division allegedly issued multiple air quality permits to facilities despite predictive models demonstrating those facilities could violate pollution standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These Read More

Whistleblower Claims Executives at Minnesota Nursing Home Instructed Staff to Ignore COVID-19 Protocols

In a September article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a whistleblower alleges executives of St. Therese of New Hope nursing home instructed staff to ignore protocols related to the COVID-19 Read More

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