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Fourth Circuit Allows United Airlines Whistleblower Retaliation Claim to Proceed

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reinstated a whistleblower claim filed by a former employee of United Airlines who claims he was fired after repeatedly issuing complaints about the company’s failure to properly conduct repairs on U.S. Air Force cargo planes. A judge in district court had dismissed the retaliation claim, but on appeal, […]

Florida Healthcare Organization Faces Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit for Medicare Fraud Allegations

A former auditor for Lee Health alleges in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that the Florida hospital system routinely defrauded Medicaid and Medicare by inflating doctor’s bills to drive more referrals to its clinics and hospitals. The case specifically points to fraudulent incidents involving certain neurosurgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists and a cancer doctor who received six- and […]

Study Indicates Whistleblowers Indicate a Healthy Company Culture

The Harvard Business Review recently published research about whistleblowers in the United States. It led to the conclusion that whistleblowers, while they may often herald corporate disaster, are actually indicative of healthy companies. The researchers had access to more than 1.2 million records of internal reports made by employees of U.S. public companies. It found […]

Curo Health Services Subsidiary Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $5.9 Million

SouthernCare Inc., a subsidiary of Curo Health Services, recently agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a federal whistleblower lawsuit alleging the company submitted unnecessary or insufficiently documented Medicare claims. SouthernCare Inc. is a hospice provider that operates across nine states. It settled the allegations in December before the case could go to trial. The […]

Federal Government Joins Hospital Whistleblower Lawsuit

The U.S. federal government announced it will join a lawsuit against a hospital in West Virginia. The lawsuit alleges the hospital improperly issued payments and kickbacks to doctors under the supervision and direction of its CEO and management firm. The lawsuit became public for the first time in late December, after it was initially filed […]

TSA Whistleblower’s Disclosures Lead to Pair of Aviation Security Investigations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was ordered in late December to reexamine the precautions being taken against the potential for attacks on airplanes using chemicals and other threats after disclosures made by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) whistleblower. The whistleblower, Robert MacLean, revealed the TSA had failed to ensure air marshals and flight crews […]

Federal Jury Awards Montana Man $2 Million in Lawsuit Against BNSF Railway

A federal jury recently awarded a Montana man more than $2.1 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against BNSF Railway Co. The employee and plaintiff was Zachary Wooten of Columbia Falls, Montana. He sued the company, alleging it violated the Federal Rail Safety Act after he was injured on the job at a Whitefish rail […]

Facebook Ordered to Pay $69 Million in Attorney Fees in Shareholder Action

Facebook Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $69 million in attorneys’ fees in a mooted shareholder lawsuit over a scrapped plan that would have reclassified the company’s stock. The deal was reached in late October in Delaware Chancery Court. The deal marked the end of a legal battle over attorneys’ fees that that continued long […]

Department of Justice Claims Businesses May Discriminate Against Transgender Workers

The U.S. Department of Justice told the Supreme Court in October 2018 that businesses are allowed to discriminate against workers based on gender identity without violating federal law. In an appearance in front of the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said the civil rights law that bans sex discrimination in the workplace does not […]

Memo Reveals Several Managers Knew of Medicaid Fraud in New Jersey Case

A state comptroller for New Jersey claimed that one of his employees acted of his own accord by discounting $2.6 million on how much certain fraudsters had to repay taxpayers for Medicaid. However, a new memo obtained by reporters indicates several levels of managers in the comptroller’s office knew about these deals, indicating an organized […]

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