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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

Whistleblower Reveals Healthcare Fraud Scheme in Twin Cities

Information a whistleblower provided recently led to federal prosecutors bringing a fraud case against a dermatology chain in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. According to an announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Whistleblower Retaliation

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will take up a case that could determine if corporate whistleblowers have the same protections against retaliation when they report their concerns about misconduct Read More

SEC Awards More than $16 Million to Pair of Whistleblowers

On November 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower announced a new award of more than $16 million paid to two whistleblowers. Each received an Read More

Google Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Issue of Equal Pay

Google is the most recent of a series of large companies to face class action lawsuits from women who allege they do not receive equal pay. This lawsuit comes at Read More

Morgan Stanley Hit with $13 Million Penalty for Failure to Supervise Salespeople

According to a recent announcement, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has penalized Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC approximately $13 million for failure to supervise its salespeople’s short-term trades of Read More

SkyWest Airlines Employee Awarded $2.45 Million in Wrongful Termination Suit

A U.S. District Court recently awarded $2.45 million in damages to John Hayes, a former employee of SkyWest Airlines, in a wrongful termination lawsuit. In the case, Hayes alleged the Read More

Jury Determines Raytheon Not Guilty of Retaliation in Major Lawsuit

A former engineer at Raytheon filed a $3.56 million lawsuit alleging wrongful termination and retaliation for having reported his concerns about timecard fraud to ethics officials within the company. However, Read More

Sexual Harassment Not Just Problematic for Rich and Famous

Over the past several months, we have seen high-powered, A-list celebrities and public officials toppled by allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Many of these cases involved powerful men taking Read More

EEOC Wins Nearly $500 Million for Victims of Discrimination in 2017

In a news release posted on its website, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports it won nearly $500 million for victims of workplace discrimination in 2017. It also Read More

Owners of Texas Clinic Accused of Healthcare Fraud

A group of health clinic owners in Houston will head to federal court after being indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks, according to a joint Read More

Former Employee of Fidelity Investments Seeks Compensation for Workplace Retaliation

A former executive for Fidelity Investments has sued the mutual funds company, claiming it retaliated against her after she blew the whistle on potential fraud to investors. The whistleblower, Jackie Hosang Read More

Whistleblower Protection Act Sponsored by Wisconsin Senator Signed into Law

A bill named after a whistleblower who worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin, was signed into law in October. The legislation, entitled the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Read More

Successes Highlighted in SEC Whistleblower Program’s Annual Report

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower recently released its annual report for 2017. The big headline coming from the report is that whistleblower tips have helped the SEC recover nearly Read More

Attorney Steve Kardell is Quoted in Bloomberg Government

Attorney Steve Kardell was quoted in the December 26, 2017 edition of "Bloomberg Government." In an article titled, "Lockhead, Northrop Grumman Again Thward F-35 Cost Claims," by Daniel Seiden, Attorney Read More

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