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Federal Judge Rules Whistleblowers Allowed to Send Confidential Documents to SEC

A federal judge in San Diego recently ruled that whistleblowers can be protected for sending confidential information to the SEC for the purposes of reporting fraud. BofI Federal Bank, a San Read More

New Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges UnitedHealth Defrauded Medicare

A recently filed whistleblower lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth Group and other health plans that hired subsidiaries of the insurance company routinely submitted false information about the conditions of patents to boost Read More

What Protections are Available for America’s Aging Workers?

The American workforce is continuing to get older. While many Baby Boomers have already hit retirement, many still have some years left in their careers, while others are foregoing retirement Read More

Doctor Awarded $11.4 Million for Uncovering False Claims Act Violations

A Texas doctor received an $11.4 million award for helping uncover a major fraudulent scheme by a hospital service provider. The doctor, Bijan Oughatiyan, filed the suit against his former employer, Read More

TeamHealth Holdings Will Pay $60 Million to Settle Whistleblower Case

TeamHealth Holdings, a hospital service provider, recently agreed to pay out $60 million plus interest to settle claims that one of its subsidiaries, IPC Healthcare Inc., knowingly overcharged certain federal Read More

Trump: Pharmaceutical Companies are ‘Getting Away with Murder’

One of the big takeaways from President Donald Trump’s first press conference since being elected was his claim that the pharmaceutical company is “getting away with murder” in terms of Read More

JP Morgan Fined for Whistleblower Retaliation

Per a recent decision from the U.S. Department of Labor, JPMorgan Chase wrongfully retaliated against a former employee who had raised questions about the sales tactics and investment products offered Read More

SEC Charges 2 Companies with Whistleblower Retaliation

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged two different companies with whistleblower retaliation, leading to a pair of high-price settlements within a day of each other. The first of Read More

SEC, Congress Take Steps to Protect Whistleblowers by Targeting Severance Agreements

A pair of recent enforcement actions by the SEC describe ways in which severance agreements could violate whistleblower protections as outlined in federal securities laws. When employers provide severance packages, there Read More

SEC Issues First Ever Penalty for Internal Whistleblower Retaliation

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that SandRidge Energy, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company, would pay out $1.4 million to settle claims of retaliation against a whistleblower Read More

2016 Was by Far the SEC Whistleblower Program’s Biggest Year

There were numerous milestones in 2016 for the SEC Whistleblower Program, in many regards. It marked five years since the program was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Read More

Infosys GC Receives $1 Million Severance Upon Departure from Company

Infosys Ltd., the second-largest provider of software services in India, announced its general counsel and chief compliance officer, David Kennedy, was leaving the company effective December 31. The announcement was Read More

CSU’s Latest Whistleblower Settlement Worth $1.3 Million

Chicago State University recently agreed to a $1.3 million settlement in a whistleblower suit brought forth by a former university administrator who claimed he was fired for reporting financial wrongdoing Read More

Whistleblower Wins $2.6 Million Settlement in Suit Against Bay Sleep Clinic

A whistleblower in northern California recently won a $2.6 million settlement in a lawsuit against Bay Sleep Clinic, a company that operates 20 different clinic locations throughout the northern part Read More

Whistleblower in Arkansas Settles Lawsuit for $87,500

The city of Hot Springs, Arkansas recently paid out $87,500 to settle a lawsuit filed in 2015 stemming from a case of whistleblower retaliation. The settlement terms were publicized after Read More

SEC Awards Nearly $1 Million to Whistleblower Who Provided High-Quality Tip

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in December that it was awarding a whistleblower with more than $900,000 for a tip that allowed the agency to bring multiple Read More

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