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Kmart Pays $1.4 Million Settlement in Medicare Fraud Case

The Kmart Corporation has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle allegations by the federal government that it violated the False Claims Act. The U.S. Department of Justice said Kmart Read More

First ACA Whistleblower Claim Resolved with $6.88 Million Settlement

In the first-ever healthcare fraud lawsuit resulting from whistleblower actions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a provider of home medical care services to medically vulnerable children has Read More

Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Work Well in Whistleblower Cases

When Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, it included a whistleblower provision (Section 806) that protected employees of public companies who were victims of retaliation after they had either Read More

SEC Clarifies Discrepancy in Whistleblower Definitions

An important milestone in U.S. whistleblower protections came last August when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clarified some existing discrepancies in what constitutes “whistleblowers” and the protections afforded to Read More

DC Circuit Rules Internal Investigation Documents Protected from Disclosure in FCA Cases

In a ruling that reversed the decision of a lower court, the D.C. Circuit recently determined that specific documents detailing internal audits are to be considered protected from disclosure under Read More

How to Reduce Risk Associated with Employees Leaving Your Company

There has been a growing amount of litigation under the False Claims Act in recent years, with many more cases being brought by current or former employees against their companies. Read More

Why Do So Many Courts Have Differing Opinions on Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank?

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 contains a number of important rules regarding the protection of employees who blow the whistle on corporate wrongdoing. Numerous corporations have tried to strike down these Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege Also Protects Employee-Employee Communications

The protections available in terms of attorney-client privilege often depend on the type of content found in the communications. Because of this fact, privilege logs almost never play a dispositive Read More

New OSHA Directive Will Help to Create Earlier Resolutions of Whistleblower Complaints

In August, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a variety of new policies to apply a new process that aim to create earlier, more efficient resolutions of whistleblower Read More

Genesis Healthcare Faces FCA Action After Claims of Unnecessary Treatments

A group of therapists has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Genesis Healthcare LLC, claiming the organization was regularly overcharging the government for therapies and putting its patients through Read More

$20 Million Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Morgan Stanley

Two former brokers for Morgan Stanley who worked at the midtown Manhattan branch of the firm filed a lawsuit against the company and a manager of the branch worth $20 Read More

SOX Whistleblower Protection Still Important Remedy in Wake of Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy

The recent Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy case showed us that the whistleblower protections afforded in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are still extremely important and relevant, despite many predictions that the whistleblower provision Read More

Key Highlights from the SEC’s 2015 Annual Whistleblower Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its yearly report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program to Congress in November. The report includes a variety of information about Read More

Shortcomings Still Exist in Texas Whistleblower Law

In 1983, the Texas state legislature passed the Texas Whistleblower Act, a major step in protecting employees across nearly all industries throughout the state. However, more than 30 years later, Read More

Whistleblower Claim Arises from Food Safety Concerns at High School

A recent whistleblower lawsuit against the David Douglas School District near Portland, Oregon alleges that its high school was not engaging in proper food safety practices. The suit was filed Read More

A Roundup of Recent Important Whistleblower Cases

Are you trying stay up-to-date with the latest cases and happenings in the field of whistleblower law? We have compiled a few important cases that might piqué your interest: Whistleblowers split Read More

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