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Kool Smiles Dental Clinics to Pay Nearly $24 Million to Settle FCA Case

A national chain of dental clinics that has been connected to a pair of child deaths in Arizona will be forced to pay $23.9 million to the United States government Read More

Tips for Preventing Harassment Claims in the Restaurant Industry

Many high-profile figures have been accused of sexual harassment within the last year and essentially seen their careers come to an end as a result. In this environment, it is Read More

Panama City Beach Faces Whistleblower Lawsuit

A former employee for the Panama City Beach building department filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city, alleging she was forced to endure a hostile work environment after reporting instances Read More

K-Mart to Settle Drug Overcharge Whistleblower Case for $32 Million

K-Mart Corp. agreed to pay $32.3 million to the federal government to settle lawsuit in which it was alleged that K-Mart’s pharmacies overcharged federal healthcare programs. The Department of Justice announced Read More

Another Columbia Professor Resigns in Wake of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The string of high-profile sexual misconduct allegations has not been limited to the entertainment and media industries. Columbia University has now lost two professors to accusations of sexual misconduct and Read More

What Is It About Sexual Harassment Allegations that Ends Careers?

The #metoo movement that sprang to the forefront of the news cycle in the latter half of 2017 helped empower victims of sexual harassment to share their stories and seek Read More

Accusations of Age Discrimination Against Verizon Arise in Relation to Facebook Job Ads

Verizon recently came under criticism with accusations of age discrimination in its Facebook marketing of job openings at the company. The advertisements used on Facebook intended to recruit applicants for financial Read More

Ninth Circuit Court Dismisses Challenge to Consumer Arbitration in AT&T Case

In the case of Roberts v. AT&T Mobility, the Ninth Circuit court made a quick dismissal of a First Amendment challenge to consumer arbitration, finding there was no state action Read More

Whistleblowers Who File Late May Not Receive Awards

A pair of recent victories by defendants in False Claims Act lawsuits demonstrates the importance of speaking up quickly for whistleblowers who wish to share in fraud enforcement action recoveries. Two Read More

Tips for Creating a Company Culture that Discourages Sexual Harassment

The last year has seen countless powerful media and entertainment figures fall out of the limelight because of sexual harassment allegations. The #metoo conversation has made it necessary for employers Read More

Banning NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases Could Harm Women

Throughout 2017, we saw victims of sexual harassment become more empowered than ever before to come forward and tell their stories. But while many Americans begin to speak out and Read More

Banc of California Whistleblower’s Salacious Allegations Made Public

According to a recently filed whistleblower lawsuit, Banc of California Inc., which is under investigation by federal regulators after being linked to a con man’s illegal activity, allegedly inflated its Read More

Facebook’s Internal Harassment Policy Could Become Influential in the World of Business

In December, Facebook publicly released its internal company policy on harassment in the hopes that other companies would be able to learn from them. The idea, according to two executives Read More

Wall Street, Pay Attention: Whistleblowers Will Reap $45 Million in CFTC Awards in 2018

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). For the most part, it’s been the SEC’s Read More

New Special Counsel Will Increase Efficiency of Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

Under federal law, it is illegal for agencies or offices to take any sort of action against an employee who reports wrongdoing or safety concerns. Of course, retaliation still unfortunately Read More

Whistleblower Claims Medicaid Managed Firm Repeatedly and Improperly Denied Care

This fall, an executive at SynerMed, one of the largest physician-practice management firms in the nation, provided a report to her bosses that detailed how the company had improperly denied Read More

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