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House Passes PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act

On September 24, the House of Representatives passed the PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019. If the Act were to go into law, it would establish a new whistleblower reward program at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board modeled after the highly successful SEC whistleblower program. It would also enact new protections for whistleblowers against Read More

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Whistleblower Reveals Local Pediatric Dental Chain in Washington Reuses Disposable Utensils, Tools

A former employee of Smiles 4 Kids, a Washington-based pediatric dental chain, filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the company of reusing disposable dental tools. As a result, the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission is now investigating the organization. The whistleblower was Lisa Walker, a former office manager at the Smiles 4 Kids building in Read More

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Whistleblower Claims Medicaid Managed Firm Repeatedly and Improperly Denied Care

This fall, an executive at SynerMed, one of the largest physician-practice management firms in the nation, provided a report to her bosses that detailed how the company had improperly denied care to thousands of Medicaid patients and developed a system of falsifying documents to hide the evidence. The confidential report stated that the violations were Read More

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Whistleblower’s Retaliation Claim in Minnesota Reinstated by Federal Appeals Court

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled a whistleblower retaliation claim filed by a lab quality technician at a Springfield, Minnesota, facility run by MAT Holdings, Inc. would be allowed to proceed. In the claim, the worker claims he was fired after complaining to a state agency about his employer asking him to Read More

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Recent Cases in Pennsylvania Reflect Potential Expansion of Damages Available to Whistleblowers

With more employees than ever becoming aware of the federal protections available for whistleblowers, there has been a corresponding rise in unhappy workers looking to sue their former employers. However, in at-will employment states like Pennsylvania, proceeding with these claims is not always a viable prospect. Recent trends, however, appear to provide greater relief to Read More

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Up to 80 Percent of Execs Admit to Witnessing Bribes

In a stunning revelation from a recent Bloomberg survey, approximately 80 percent of board-level executives polled admitted to having seen bribery and other types of corruption within their organizations. Many critics say this is a sign that despite anti-bribery laws throughout the United States and internationally, the presence of corruption is still a major problem. Read More

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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 in June, and it’s only the latest of at least six other whistleblower claims filed in the last five years alleging billing fraud by Read More

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Rutgers Pays Nearly $2 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claims Against UMDNJ

Rutgers University recently merged with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, but as a result it also inherited a pair of ongoing whistleblower claims against that school. Those cases were recently settled for a combined award of nearly $2 million. In one of the lawsuits, the former chief financial officer of UMDNJ’s Read More

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OSHA Requests $39 Million in Additional Funding for 2016

According to the 2016 Fiscal Year budget proposals in the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has requested an additional $39 million of funding for next year. The funding would help the agency to hire 90 additional members to its full-time staff, including 60 that would be dedicated to federal enforcement. Read More

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Dignity Health Pays $37 Million After Claims of Overbilling

Major whistleblower claims have been occurring in a wide variety of industries lately. One of the industries in which fraud is most prevalent is the health care industry, and this past fall an instance of fraud cost a hospital chain a great deal of money. Dignity Health, a hospital chain based in San Francisco and Read More

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