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Allied Dental Forced to Pay $420,000 to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Allied Dental Practices of New Jersey agreed to pay a $420,000 settlement in a case involving a whistleblower who alleged the company simply deleted accounts in which it still owed Read More

SEC Backs Protections in Place for Internal Whistleblowers

Some new guidance provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this summer gave some additional reinforcement to the agency’s stance that whistleblowers who report misconduct through their company’s internal Read More

Whistleblower: Medicare Advantage Overcharged for Home Visits

A whistleblower case in Texas has come into the spotlight with allegations that a medical consulting firm is overbilling Medicare for in-home patient examinations. The details of the case were unsealed Read More

Jury Awards $1.6 Million to Whistleblower in Sarbanes-Oxley Case

A federal jury in New York recently awarded $1.6 million to a whistleblower who provided useful information in a retaliation lawsuit under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This award is consistent with Read More

Hair Stylist Awarded $80,000 in Punitive Damages for Role as Whistleblower

The court in Peasley v. Regis Corporation recently resulted in the jury presenting an $80,000 award in punitive damages to the plaintiff, Valerie Peasley, who worked as a hairstylist under Read More

Novartis Reaches $390 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Lawsuit

In the lawsuit, a whistleblower alleged the drug company paid illegal and improper kickbacks to various pharmacies in exchange for the extra promotion of its prescription medication. The suit was Read More

Railroad Industry a National Leader in Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

According to a recent report from FairWarning, an investigative news website, the railroad industry is the harshest on whistleblowers in the United States, with more incidents of corporate whistleblower retaliation Read More

NLRB Ruling Offers More Protections to Employees in Internal Investigations

Many businesses and organizations will, at some point, need to conduct an internal investigation into possible employee misconduct, whether it’s just as a preventive measure or if there’s actual suspected Read More

The ‘Three Cs’ to Consider in Internal Investigations

As soon as you become aware of a potential instance of wrongdoing, fraud or other type of problematic conduct in your organization, it’s important to decide how to report it Read More

Ninth Circuit Decision Makes it Easier for Whistleblowers to Bring Qui Tam Actions

In a new, important development for how False Claims Act cases will proceed, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned precedent that had limited whistleblowers’ ability to recover money Read More

Texas SC: Absolute Privilege Applies to Statements Made During FCPA Investigations

The Texas Supreme Court recently reversed a ruling in a 2013 Texas Court of Appeals case involving Robert Writt and the Shell Oil Company. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door for School Board Clerk to be Indicted

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled, in a 6-1 decision, that an employee of the North Bergen School Board may be indicted for taking documents from the district, even Read More

Former VA Official Offers Details on Illegal Removal of Phoenix Whistleblower

A former official from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix recently signed a sworn affidavit in which she testifies about some serious retaliations made against a whistleblower at the Read More

Complaints to a Harassing Supervisor are a Protected Activity Under Federal Law

In a potentially significant case, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the prior decision in EEOC v. New Breed Logistics that in a retaliation claim, requests made to a Read More

Manager at Philadelphia VA Uses Twitter to Threaten Whistleblowers

Veterans Administration locations across the country have been the subject of a great deal of scrutiny over the past year and half. A recent report reveals a manager at the Read More

NDAA Continues to Provide Whistleblowers Much-Needed Protection

July 2015 marked the second anniversary of when the whistleblower protection statutes of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) went into effect. The law has provided a number of Read More

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