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New York Nurses Union Sues Over Poor COVID-19 Working Conditions

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) filed three lawsuits, alleging failures on the part of several healthcare entities to protect nurses in COVID-19 wards. The defendants in the suit Read More

Wells Fargo Accused of Unfair Methods of Processing PPP Applications

A company filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo on behalf of small business owners, alleging the bank took unfair actions against small businesses seeking COVID-19 relief through the Paycheck Protection Read More

COVID-19 Fraud Cases are Coming: What To Expect

Healthcare fraud costs American taxpayers billions of dollars every year. With the widespread coronavirus pandemic, it is expected that much of the fraud in 2020 will be related to the Read More

Long Island City Council Creates New Law for Greater Whistleblower Protections During Pandemic

Members of the City Council for Long Island City developed new legislation to offer greater protections for whistleblowers who speak out about workplace safety issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Read More

Employees Take Legal Action Against Smithfield Foods, Alleging Negligence During Pandemic

Meat packing plants across the nation have been in the news throughout the spring for the challenges they’ve faced in staying operational while also keeping their employees safe from the Read More

Employers Now Have Expanded Whistleblower Liability Under OSHA Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced some changes to its whistleblower system that will result in employers having greater liability in whistleblower cases. OSHA has had a massive Read More

Florida Attorney General Goes After Third-Party Vendors for Gouging Prices on Amazon

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced subpoenas issued to 43 third-party vendors in the state that are alleged to have gouged prices of essential items on to take advantage Read More

Amazon Worker Fired After Leading Protest Against Poor Working Conditions

Chris Smalls, an assistant warehouse manager for Amazon, was recently fired after organizing a walking protest over working conditions at the company’s facility on Staten Island. The incident quickly made Read More

Chicago Nurse Claims She Was Fired for Warning About COVID-19 Mask Inadequacies

A nurse in Chicago is claiming wrongful termination after she warned colleagues the masks they were given by Northwestern Memorial Hospital were insufficient protection against the COVID-19 virus. The nurse, Lauri Read More

Monetary Rewards Make Good Incentive for Whistleblowers, but Aren’t the Only Reason They Report Wrongdoing

Over the last decade, a variety of programs have started up in federal agencies that incentivize whistleblowers to come forward with tips about wrongdoing within their companies or organizations, and Read More

SEC Issues $1.6 Million Whistleblower Award

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a $1.6 million award to a whistleblower who provided information that helped form the basis for charges that led to a successful Read More

Whistleblower Receives More than $760,000 in Retaliation Lawsuit

Coloplast, a Minneapolis-based medical device provider, agreed to pay more than $760,000 to Amy Lestage, who claimed the company retaliated against her after she blew the whistle on company wrongdoing. Lestage, Read More

New Whistleblower Laws and Policies In Effect for 2020

There has never been a time in American history when whistleblowers have had more protections afforded to them than they do right now. The last 10 years have seen significant Read More

Assisted Living Companies Settle Disability Bias Suit for $2 Million

An assisted living company, Prestige Care, Inc., and its subsidiaries recently agreed to settle a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity commission for $2 million. In the suit, the Read More

Former Hospice Executive Claims Wrongful Termination After Blowing the Whistle on Medicare Fraud

Jake Summers, the former executive director of LHC Group Inc. (an Idaho-based health care group), claims to have been terminated for reporting what he believed to have been Medicare fraud. Read More

Judge Rules False Claims Act Suit Against Team Health Holdings, Inc. May Proceed

Team Health Holdings, Inc., a physician staffing firm, will have to face a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging the company overbilled Medicaid and Medicare for services not performed. This is Read More

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