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Former Employees of Life Spine Inc. File Complaint Alleging Wrongful Termination

Four former employees of Life Spine, Inc., a company that provides various solutions addressing spinal pathology and surgical issues, recently filed a federal lawsuit against the company with allegations they Read More

The Department of Justice Recovered More Than $3 Billion in Fraud Cases in 2019

The United States Department of Justice recovered more than $3 billion in judgments and settlements from cases involving fraud, including false claims against the government. Of that $3 billion, $2.6 billion Read More

Never Assume Anything About Whistleblowing

Whistleblowers have played a big role in national news over the last couple years. With whistleblowers making up more headlines than ever before, from the #MeToo movement to the Ukraine Read More

New Law Improves Whistleblower Protections for Tax Professionals and Accountants

In 2019, congress passed a new law offering greater protections to tax and accounting whistleblowers. These whistleblower provisions were a part of the Taxpayer First Act (TFA). The TFA covers a Read More

Study Indicates Secondhand Whistleblower Reports Have Significant Value

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review contained an overview of research that found that more whistleblowers means more value to whistleblower programs, even when those whistleblowers are reporting Read More

Can a Culpable Whistleblower Receive an Award from the SEC?

There are some circumstances in which culpable whistleblowers can receive SEC whistleblower awards. According to the rules of the SEC Whistleblower Program, culpable whistleblowers increase the agency’s ability to uncover Read More

CFTC Whistleblower Program Hauls In Seven-Figure Award to End 2019

In December, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $1 million-plus award to a person who submitted a tip to the agency with unique information that helped expose Read More

Oracle Accused of Wage Discrimination Against Women, Minorities

A court filing by the U.S. Department of Labor accuses Oracle, a software company, of systematic discrimination against female and minority employees, resulting in those employees being shortchanged about $400 Read More

OSHA Expands Whistleblower Liability

Over the six years from 2012 to 2018, the number of whistleblower complaints that were filed through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration increased by 74 percent. This is thanks Read More

Billionaire Alki David Must Pay $50 Million in Punitive Damages in Sexual Battery Case

A Los Angeles jury ordered Alki David, a billionaire entrepreneur, to pay $50 million in punitive damages after he was found liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against Read More

Mark Ruffalo Plays Environmental Whistleblower in New Movie, Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo is widely known for playing Bruce Banner and his alter-ego, the Incredible Hulk, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he’s known almost as much for his activism and Read More

Whistleblowers Should Be Careful About Taking Documents

People who become aware of wrongdoing within their company and wish to act as whistleblowers will need to provide proof of wrongdoing on the part of their company. This can Read More

Fiscal Year 2019 Saw $40 Million in Employment Discrimination Settlements for OFCCP

The 2019 fiscal year was a record-setting year for the Office of Federal contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the Department of Labor. The OFCCP was created to ensure Read More

Television Executive Files Wrongful Termination Claim Against CBS

Ghen Maynard, a longtime executive behind shows such as “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race,” recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against CBS Corp., his former employer. Maynard alleges he was forced Read More

Former Bus Driver Sues WMATA for Wrongful Termination and Harassment

A former bus driver for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was harassed by supervisors and then terminated after Read More

Tips for Would-Be SEC Whistleblowers

The SEC’s whistleblower program has been a significant success, with almost $400 million dollars having been awarded to a total of 70 whistleblowers through the program so far. If you Read More

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