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Mississippi Trucking Company Settles EEOC Gender Discrimination Claim

A Mississippi trucking company has settled a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for refusing to hire female applicants since 1986. The company will pay $490,000 and Read More

Supreme Court Lowers the Bar for Religious Accommodations Under Title VII

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that “employers may not demonstrate that a proposed accommodation of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief or practice constitutes an undue hardship under Title Read More

Georgia Healthcare Whistleblowers to Share $320,000 Award for Medicare Fraud Allegations

Two healthcare companies, CRH Healthcare, LLC and Peachtree Immediate Care FP, LLC, have agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle accusations of False Claims Act (FCA) violations. In turn, multiple Read More

Healthcare Whistleblower Receives $5.2 Million After Exposing Kickback Scheme

Vanguard Health Systems (doing business as The Detroit Medical Center Inc. (DMC)) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation has recently settled a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit for $29.7 million. The government Read More

Jacksonville Pharmacies Agree to Pay $7.4 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

Smart Pharmacy, Inc., SP2, LLC and owner Gregory Balotin have settled a False Claims Act lawsuit for at least $7.4 million. The Justice Department alleged that the pharmacies “violated the Read More

Skilled Nursing Facility and Management Company to Pay $3.825 Million to Settle Physician Referral Kickback Suit

Alta Vista Healthcare and Wellness Center, LLC and its management company, Rockport Healthcare Services, have settled a kickback suit for $3.825 million. Read More

Understanding the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act

In December 2022, Congress presented the omnibus budget to President Biden, including the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act. This Act amends the Anti-Money Laundering Act to be more like other Read More

Medical Device Component Manufacturer Settles Age-Based Discrimination Claim for $460,000

A Swiss-based medical device component manufacturer has settled an age-based discrimination lawsuit for $460,000. Fischer Connectors was sued for age bias, including replacing older workers with younger, less-qualified candidates, forcing Read More

Fired Whistleblowers to Receive $15,000 in Back Wages

Fired Whistleblowers to Receive $15,000 in Back Wages A Texas dental practice has been ordered to pay a combined $15,706 in back pay to two former employees. The workers claimed they Read More

Whistleblower Receives $210,000 from Government Customs Fraud Settlement with Global Trading and Investment Company

Devyn Taylor, who alleged that Samsung C&T America committed False Claims Act violations, is set to receive $210,000 for blowing the whistle. The settlement was approved in early February 2023 Read More

OSHA Proposes Interim Rule for Handling Retaliation Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a new rule to enhance antitrust whistleblower protections. Under the new rule, employees and contractors are protected from retaliation when they Read More

Are We Headed for a Period of Increased Corporate Financial Fraud?

As many Americans have noticed, financial conditions are getting worse across the board—including for corporations. As profits go down and interest rates go up, more corporate executives may be tempted Read More

SEC Settles Enforcement Action Against Activision Blizzard

In February 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission settled an enforcement action against Activision Blizzard Inc., a publicly traded video game company. The SEC accused Activision of failing to maintain Read More

Former Barclays Executive Asks Second Circuit to Hear Retaliation Claim

A former Barclays vice president has asked the Second Circuit to overturn a ruling in favor of Barclays, claiming he was shut out of meetings and fired after sounding an Read More

DOJ Requests $490 Million Award After False Claims Act Kickback Verdict

The United States Department of Justice asked a federal judge in Minnesota to order an ophthalmology distributor to pay around $490 million in damages after a False Claims Act kickback Read More

Healthcare Staffing Executive Indicted by Grand Jury for Fixing Vegas Nurse Wages

A healthcare staffing executive was indicted in March by a federal grand jury, for claims he conspired with others to fix the wages of Las Vegas nurses. The United States Read More

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