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Whistleblowers Urge Judge to Reconsider Dismissal of Claim Against CCS Medical

Three whistleblowers have asked a federal judge in Massachusetts to reconsider her dismal of a False Claims Act case in which a large medical supplier was accused of converting customers Read More

Pittsburgh Hospital Settles Medicare False Claims Lawsuit for $2.5 Million

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) and three of its associated providers have settled a case in which they were accused of submitting false claims to the federal Medicare Read More

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Promotes an Important Issue

This year, the National Whistleblower Center declared July 30 to be National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The organization received a great deal of support on its Facebook page when it made Read More

Recent Case Highlights Importance of Retaining Legal Counsel During Internal Investigations

If a business or organization becomes aware of potential wrongdoing by one of its employees, it should conduct a thorough internal investigation to get to the bottom of the issue. Read More

Panama Papers Leak Exposes How Saipem Used Shell Companies

The law firm that was the center of the “Panama Papers” leak earlier this year may have been involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme tied to contracts from Algeria energy Read More

CFTC Awards $50,000 to Whistleblower in July

This past summer, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) awarded $50,000 to a whistleblower for information provided to the agency. This was the fourth award CFTC has paid out Read More

Are FMLA Leave Requests Also ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests?

Through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), most employers in the United States are required to provide protected and unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons, such as the Read More

Why You Should Retain Counsel During an Internal Investigation

If you have blown the whistle on potential ethics violations or illegal activity within your organization, you may need to take part in an internal investigation. This may appear to Read More

TV Program Focuses on Whistleblower Issues

In a recent episode of the McCuistion Television Program, a panel of experts discussed important issues related to whistleblowers and why they often feel compelled to expose wrongdoing within businesses Read More

Lexington Medical Opts to Settle $17 Million Whistleblower Suit

Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina, has settled a $17 million lawsuit with one of its former physicians, who had blown the whistle on alleged wrongdoing within the organization. As Read More

Social Security Office Employee Files Complaint with Senate Committee

An openly gay employee of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orland Park, Illinois, has filed a whistleblower complaint against the agency, stating that his superiors and Read More

Former Director Blows Whistle on Higher Education Company

A former director of a satellite college campus location in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is suing the organization, alleging wide-scale fraud. Debbi Potts says she quit her job in 2012 after she was Read More

SEC Whistleblower Chief Leaves Post

Sean X. McKessy officially left his post as chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower in July. McKessy, who directed the office ever since it Read More

Whistleblower Protection Bill Blocked in the Senate

A federal whistleblower protection bill introduced to the U.S. Senate by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has been blocked by Minority Leader Harry Reid. The Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of Read More

Strategies for an Effective Internal Investigation

If your business or organization is accused of wrongdoing, it’s important to have a sounds strategy in place to conduct a thorough internal investigation, responding quickly and effectively. However, these Read More

SEC Pays Out Second-Highest Whistleblower Award Ever in June

In early June, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave out the second-highest whistleblower award since 2011, the year its whistleblower program was established after the passage of the Read More

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