Home Depot Must Defend in Whistleblowers’ Tax Fraud Case. Exposing Misconduct.

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Home Depot Must Defend in Whistleblowers’ Tax Fraud Case

April 25, 2019

The Illinois Appellate Court has breathed new life into a whistleblower suit against Home Depot that alleged the retailer engaged in tax fraud through a scheme that declined to collect sales tax on installations of dishwashers and microwave ovens. A practitioner told Bloomberg Tax the ruling could have implications for other big box retailers such […]


Comprehensive Pain Specialists lawsuit: Who are the 7 whistleblowers?

April 24, 2019

Federal and state prosecutors confirmed this week they plan to file a fraud lawsuit against the owners of Comprehensive Pain Specialists, a Brentwood company that was once one of the largest pain management chains in the nation. Defendants will include the company owners, including Nashville Sen. Steve Dickerson, an anesthesiologist who co-founded CPS in 2005. […]


Jury rules against employer who fired safety whistleblowers

April 19, 2019

A Pennsylvania jury has found that a manufacturing company unlawfully terminated two employees because of their involvement in a safety investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In July 2014, employee Joshua Elbolde was operating a press brake that did not have machine guarding and three of his fingers were crushed and […]


A Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments: April 15th

April 15, 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. Recent developments include: Fifth Circuit Affirms SOX Dismissal for Failure of “Reasonable Belief” CFTC Issues a Hefty Whistleblower Award to Single Whistleblower Federal Appellate Court Upholds Nearly $8 million Whistleblower Verdict […]


Advocates Mark 30 Years of the Whistleblower Protection Act, Cite Need for Reform

April 10, 2019

The Project On Government Oversight has advocated for federal whistleblower reforms for almost forty years, fighting to preserve the right of whistleblowers to expose government waste, fraud, and abuse, while also fighting for retaliation protections for those who come forward. For years, we’ve helped to lead the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC), a group of […]



Whistleblowers Awarded $50 Million by SEC in JPMorgan Case

March 26, 2019

Bloomberg) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed to pay a total of $50 million to a pair of whistleblowers who provided information that helped the agency win a $267 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over claims that the bank failed to inform wealthy clients of conflicts of interest in managing their money. One […]


Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

March 25, 2019

(Reuters) – Duke University agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle claims by a whistleblower that a former research technician knowingly submitted fake data in applications for federal research grants, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday. The accord resolves claims by a former Duke laboratory research analyst who said the Durham, North Carolina-based […]


MedStar Health to Pay $35M to Settle Alleged Violations of False Claims Act

March 22, 2019

MedStar Health agreed to pay the United States government $35 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act. MedStar Health allegedly paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates (MACVA) under the guise of professional services agreements. In exchange, it will receive referrals to Union Memorial and Franklin Square Hospitals […]


Understanding the SEC Whistleblower Program

March 21, 2019

In 2010, Congress realized they had to take significant action in response to the rise in corporate scandalsthat had caused irreparable harm to so many companies and individuals. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created the SEC Whistleblower Program – a program that […]


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