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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

SEC to Use Whistleblower Tips in Merrill Lynch Lawsuit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will take action against brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, claiming that an investment that declined by about 95 percent in value was marketed using Read More

Plaintiff Uses LexShares to Raise Money for Whistleblower Lawsuit

An online application that assists with financing litigation has announced that the plaintiff in the case of US ex rel. Jennifer Perez v. Stericycle, Inc., et al. used its platform Read More

House Passes Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a law providing reauthorization of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for the next five years, while also expanding the agency’s investigative powers. The Read More

Wells Fargo Scandal Could Lead to Major Whistleblower Liability for Businesses

Americans have been shocked by news reports about false accounts at Wells Fargo Bank, which led to $185 million in fines and the firing of 5,300 employees. With such widespread Read More

Critics Call OSHA Whistleblower Initiative a ‘Shaming Program’

Business leaders across a wide range of industries are criticizing a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program that “shames” employers who have allegedly violated their workers’ whistleblower rights. The Read More

Texas Agency Seeks Dismissal of Employee’s Claims

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) wants the state Supreme Court to disallow a former employee to bring a lawsuit against the agency for failing to accommodate Read More

3 Major Retailers Won’t Face False Claims Act Suit

Three of the world’s largest retailers have avoided a potential False Claim Act lawsuit, after claims surfaced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kmart Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. had charged the Read More

Is the SEC Relying Less on Businesses’ Self-Policing?

A notable increase in the number of whistleblower awards the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given out this year has led many legal analysts to conclude that the Read More

What Affect Does the Yates Memo Have on Internal Investigations?

In September 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released a memo that served as a guidance to U.S. Department of Justice attorneys related to the emphasis they should place on Read More

Medical Device Maker Agrees to $8 Million Settlement in FCA Violation Case

Cardiovascular Services Inc., a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of a heart surgery device, will pay $8 million to settle a case in which it was accused of violating False Claim Act regulations. The Read More

Temporary Injunction Issued on Department of Labor ‘Persuader Rule’

A U.S. District Court judge in the Northern District of Texas has placed a temporary hold on a key Department of Labor rule regarding employers’ ability to influence union matters. In Read More

Merrill Lynch to Pay Large Fine, Admit to SEC Rules Violations

In late June, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. agreed to wrongdoing and a fine of $415 million to settle charges involving violations of Read More

Tips to Ensure SEC Compliance for Private Fund Advisers

When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issues a guidance impacting long-standing practices for fund advisers, it’s important that these professionals take action quickly to ensure they are in Read More

Attorney Steve Kardell Offers Input on Ailes Case to Wall Street Journal

Attorney Steve Kardell has been was cited in a recent Wall Street Journal article covering the recent issues at Fox News related to the ouster of Chairman and CEO Roger Read More

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