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State of Idaho Pays $500,000 Settlement in Whistleblower Case

The state of Idaho recently settled a whistleblower lawsuit to the tune of $500,000, stopping the case before it reached federal court. The suit was filed by James Cryer, a former purchasing agent for the Idaho Department of Labor. He filed the claim in December 2016, alleging the state retaliated against him and fired him […]

Jury Sides with City of Flint in Whistleblower Lawsuit

The water crisis in Flint has been national news for the last several years, and one legal battle surrounding the crisis recently came to a head with a jury siding with the city. The former city administrator, Natasha Henderson, had sued the city under Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act. In 2016. According to Henderson, Mayor Karen […]

What You Need to Know About Filing an SEC Whistleblower Claim

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) whistleblower program gives would-be tipsters an opportunity to earn a significant amount of money for reporting unique and actionable information on fraud and other wrongdoing in their companies or government agencies. Most recently the organization paid out $50 million to a pair of financial whistleblowers, but there have […]

IRS Reports Indicate Tenfold Increase in Tax-Related Whistleblower Awards

The Director of the IRS Whistleblower Office recently released the annual report for the agency’s whistleblower program, which included an announcement that the IRS collected $1.441 billion in penalties, interest and taxes from individuals and organizations that had been attempting to cheat the IRS. These collections came thanks to information provided by whistleblowers. For their […]

SEC Pays Out $50 Million to JP Morgan Whistleblowers

A pair of whistleblowers shared in a $50 million award from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for providing unique information that helped the agency bring an end to misconduct by JPMorgan Chase. The major financial institution allegedly hid information on some of its conflicts of interest from consumers, resulting in a $307 million SEC […]

UC-Irvine Surgeon Wins $2 Million Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A jury in Orange County, California, recently awarded $2 million to a neurosurgeon from the University of California-Irvine who alleged that the university system’s Board of Regents and the former dean of the UCI School of Medicine wrongfully retaliated against him after he filed a grievance against his supervisors. The lawsuit took nearly three years […]

Whistleblower Challenges SEC After Lengthy Delays on Award Decision

A whistleblower who produced information leading to a corruption case against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is asking a federal court to intervene in the matter, arguing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking too long to determine whether the individual will receive an award. The anonymous whistleblower filed the petition in late April. […]

Camden Parking Authority Subject of High-Profile Whistleblower Lawsuit

An employee of the Camden Parking Authority in New Jersey recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the agency and her boss, alleging ongoing payroll fraud, public corruption and rigged bidding processes. She also claims to have been a victim of retaliation for reporting the wrongdoing. In her lawsuit, Nicole Rojo says she was fired in […]

Study from Whistleblower Organization Claims Facebook Inadvertently Creates Terror Content

A study released recently by the National Whistleblowers Center offers detail into the activity of terrorist groups on Facebook. It finds that the social network could be accidentally assisting in the generation of terrorist content. The study was conducted over the course of five months and involved the analysis of more than 3,000 people known […]

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