Health Management Associates Pays $260 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuits. Exposing Misconduct.


Health Management Associates Pays $260 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuits

September 25, 2018

Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH), today agreed to pay more than $260 million to settle whistleblower lawsuits alleging wide-ranging misconduct in emergency rooms, including $62.5 million to resolve allegations that HMA forced physicians to make unnecessary admissions to its hospitals. The United States Department of Justice […]

SEC Announces $4 Million Bounty to Foreign Whistleblower

September 24, 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded an anonymous foreign whistleblower, who had come forward with information leading to an enforcement action with a regulatory bounty. The tipster is getting $4 million, in line with most payouts the Wall Street’s top regulator has made to tipsters since it distributing awards six years ago. Committed to […]

TSA Whistleblowers Named Public Servants of the Year

September 20, 2018

The Office of Special Counsel has named three TSA employees as winners of its Public Servants of the Year award for blowing the whistle on “systemic deficiencies and lax airport security protocols that were largely dismissed by TSA leadership.” F. Michael Abreu, Heather Callahan Chuck, Sharlene Mata each served as deputy federal security directors for […]

Whistleblower Advocacy Group Requests SEC Extend Public Comment Period on Controversial Changes to Whistleblower Program

September 17, 2018

Today the National Whistleblower Center(NWC), the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacy group, formally requested the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the public comment period for proposed changes to the SEC Whistleblower Program.  The request is based on the failure of the SEC to produce 15,877 emails and other documents it identified in response to a Freedom of Information Act […]

SEC: Whistleblower Receives Award Of Approximately $1.5 Million

September 14, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a whistleblower has earned an award of more than $1.5 million.  The whistleblower provided the SEC with vital information and ongoing assistance that proved important to the overall success of an enforcement action.  However, the SEC’s order notes that the award was reduced because the whistleblower did […]

SEC awards $54M to two whistleblowers

September 6, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is awarding $54 million to two whistleblowers, whose critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an enforcement action. One whistleblower will receive an award of $39 million—the second-largest award in the history of the SEC’s whistleblower program—and the second whistleblower will receive an award of […]

Whistleblower Hopes Win Over Globe University Inspires Others To Speak Up

August 31, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities woman stood up to a multi-million dollar college system and won. Now, she hopes a TV series will inspire others to speak up if they see wrongdoing at the workplace. WCCO recounts the shocking revelations made in court, now for a national audience to see on Whistleblower. Heidi Weber spent a year as […]

SEC Whistleblower Protections: Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Prohibitions Against Retaliation

August 21, 2018

SEC Whistleblower Protection Lawyers The courageous whistleblowers we represent put a lot on the line when they disclose fraud or other securities law violations to their employers or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Unfortunately, retaliation against whistleblowers is all too prevalent at many companies.  According to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s Global Business Ethics Survey, […]

Bill Meant to Protect Whistleblowers

August 10, 2018

Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would provide more protections to whistleblowers. Democratic Representative Jack Cera is a co-sponsor of a new bill that would provide more protections to people who report wrongdoing involving taxpayer funds. “No one should be silenced for fear of losing their job, be […]

Whistleblower to share in $65-million settlement from Prime Healthcare in Medicare overbilling case

August 4, 2018

A San Diego whistleblower will receive $17.2 million with the settlement of a 7-year-old false claims lawsuit against Prime Health Care regarding overbilling for Medicare services at 14 California hospitals. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached a $65-million settlement with the Ontario-based healthcare system, resolving allegations that Prime “engaged in […]

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