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SEC Brings First-Ever Enforcement Action Regarding Employee Confidentiality Agreements

In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated the very first enforcement action regarding employee confidentiality agreements against KBR, Inc., a technology and engineering company based in Houston, Texas. Read More

When Do Reports Not Constitute Whistleblower Actions?

Not all reports of internal wrongdoing are technically considered whistleblower actions. In 2013, the First Circuit Court established an important “job duties” exception related to the Maine Whistleblowers Protection Act. Read More

SEC Offers More Guidance on How to Interpret Whistleblower Rules

In early August, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued some clarification on rules regarding internal whistleblower reporting. According to the agency, whistleblowers are to be protected under the Dodd-Frank Read More

A Brief Overview of the New Dodd-Frank CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On August 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially approved what has been called the “CEO pay ratio disclosure rule” under the Dodd-Frank Act. This new rule will require Read More

New OSHA Directive to Help Resolve Whistleblower Complaints Early

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a number of new procedures and policies August 19, outlining how a new process will be established to resolve whistleblower disputes more Read More

How Long Do Employers Have to Repay After a False Claims Act Violation?

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, anyone who receives an overpayment of Medicaid or Medicare funds report is required to pay back the amount of Read More

Texas Expands Handgun Rights Through 2016 and Beyond

The Texas legislature recently passed two bills related to handgun possession in the state. House Bill 910 makes it legal for people to carry handguns openly. Senate Bill 11 allows Read More

Hanford Whistleblower Case Comes to $4.1 Million Settlement

A former employee at a nuclear weapons cleanup project run by Hanford recently came to a $4.1 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging the company retaliated against him for speaking Read More

Albuquerque Public Schools Whistleblower Speaks Out About Allegations

Don Moya, the chief financial officer of the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools, recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the school district, its superintendent (Luis Valentino) and the New Mexico Read More

Whistleblower Accuses Medicare Advantage Organizations of Overbilling

A Texas whistleblower has filed a lawsuit against CenseoHealth LLC and various other Medicare Advantage organizations, claiming they have been regularly overcharging Medicare for the in-home care they provide to Read More

5th Circuit Court Revives a SOX Whistleblower Action

The Fifth Circuit Court recently revived Wallace v. Tesoro Corp, a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaint that had previously been dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Read More

Civil Servants: the Government’s First Line of Defense Against Corruption

Within the last five years, the federal government has introduced unprecedented levels of protection for whistleblowers and greater incentives for them to come forward in the form of record amounts Read More

Senate Once Again Looks at Antitrust Whistleblower Protection Bill

In June, some members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a new measure entitled the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015. This bill, if approved, would add some additional Read More

Armani Accused of Retaliating Against Whistleblower Who Claims Racial Discrimination

The Giorgio Armani Corporation recently became the target of a whistleblower lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, by Norma Moreno, a former sales associate Read More

Judge Sides with Lincare in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A Florida judge recently shot down a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Lincare Inc. after a plaintiff accused the medical supplies company of fraudulent billing and making a number Read More

A Roundup of Recently Unsealed Health Care Qui Tam Whistleblower Cases

There were 36 different qui tam cases related to healthcare law that have recently been unsealed, eight of which were filed just within the past year and others of which Read More

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