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A Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments: October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business. Senate Proposes Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act In late September, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act, which would protect […]


Multimillion-dollar medical scams stopped by whistleblowers

October 23, 2019

In theory, whistleblowing should be patently protected at every level. In reality, whistleblowing is advocated for via a complex web of US statutes, protections, and agencies. For instance, OSHA enforces more than 20 federal laws—such as the Affordable Care Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act—that protect workplace safety in a variety of industries, including […]


Whistleblowers Accuse Infosys Execs Of Hiding Damaging Figures: Report

October 21, 2019

Infosys whistleblowers are accusing the CEO and CFO of misleading the board as well as shareholders by withholding some figures in order to make the company’s performance appear better than it is, according to a report. In two letters published by the Economic Times of India, the whistleblowers said last quarter they were told not to […]


Whistleblower Alleges Fraud At A Large Medicare Advantage Plan In Seattle

October 18, 2019

Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the United States’ oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Teresa Ross, a former medical billing manager at the insurer, alleges that it sought to reverse financial losses in 2010 by claiming […]


Whistleblower Exposed $1.34 Million in Army Losses

September 19, 2019

A whistleblower exposed how the Army lost possession of six government-purchased fuel trucks, mainly due to improper contracting procedures, which cost the service about $1.34 million. The Office of Special Counsel sent a letter to the White House and Congress on Wednesday, which included a June 2018 Army report and its own findings regarding the revelation, making it public […]


Mallinckrodt to pay $15M to resolve whistleblower allegations

September 9, 2019

Mallinckrodt has agreed to pay $15.4 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that the drugmaker paid physicians illegal kickbacks to boost prescriptions of its pricey H.P. Acthar Gel, the U.S. Justice Department said. The alleged misconduct was by 12 sales representatives from Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which Mallincrodt acquired in August 2014. Prosecutors claim that the drugmaker, between 2009 […]


The Largest SEC Whistleblower Awards (2012-2019)

September 2, 2019

What Makes a Successful Whistleblower? The SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs were created to encourage insiders to come forward with original information that can lead to enforcement actions against unethical financial industry players. By offering rewards to tipsters, the programs help protect investors and other potential victims of financial fraud. The agency’s whistleblower provisions, the […]


SEC awards whistleblower $1.8 million for ‘stellar information’

August 30, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $1.8 million to a whistleblower who provided critically important information and assistance to an enforcement action involving overseas misconduct. The SEC’s redacted award order (pdf) didn’t provide other details about the whistleblower or the company involved. By law, the SEC protects the confidentiality of whistleblowers and doesn’t disclose information that […]


How is a whistleblower protected by law?

August 28, 2019

Whistleblowing is when an employee exposes some sort of wrongdoing that they’ve witnessed at their place of employment. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 protects employees from retaliation they face for being whistleblowers, such as suspension or termination of employment or getting blacklisted in an industry. This is a highly-valued law that has been the focus […]


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