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Doctor-device maker relationships ripe for fraud litigation

August 26, 2019

A recent False Claims Act lawsuit claiming that a medical device company paid kickbacks to doctors illustrates an increasingly tenuous arrangement that may spur more whistleblower cases. The Department of Justice intervened in the whistleblower suit against Life Spine seeking millions of dollars of damages for allegedly paying kickbacks in the form of consulting fees, royalties and […]

More Articles Government Joins Seven Whistleblowers in $50 Million Lawsuit Against Sen. Steve Dickerson and CPS Pain Clinics Over Fraudulent Urine Test Billings

August 20, 2019

In November 2017 a Bloomberg headline ironically advised, “Want to turn that pain clinic into a real moneymaker? Open your own urine-testing lab and start billing Medicare.” Back in July of 2016, when neither the public nor the authorities were aware that certain pain clinics executives were referring to these pricey urine tests as “liquid […]

What is the Statute of Limitations for SEC Whistleblower Reward Cases?

August 19, 2019

Statute of Limitations for SEC Whistleblower Reward Cases The statute of limitations impacting SEC whistleblower reward cases is, with few exceptions, five years from the date of the violation. See 28 U.S.C. § 2462. The five-year clock begins to tick when the violation occurs, not when it is discovered. See Gabelli v. SEC. This limitations period applies to the SEC’s claims for […]

General Electric engaged in ‘bigger fraud than Enron’: Whistleblower

August 17, 2019

A whistleblower has accused General Electric (GE) of hiding massive losses by engaging in a $38 billion accounting fraud, which is “bigger than Enron”. In his report this week, investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE of utilising many of the same accounting tricks as Enron did to mislead the investors. “In fact, GE’s $38 billion in […]

Five Things Every Company Should Know About SEC Whistleblowers

August 8, 2019

he recent payment of $50 million to a pair of whistleblowers should serve as a wake-up call to companies that the SEC’s Whistleblower Program is alive and well. Cadwalader attorneys provide five key compliance steps to help companies respond to whistleblowers and minimize their associated risks. No magic policy or state-of-the-art compliance system will fully […]

3rd Circuit revives whistleblower’s Sarbanes-Oxley claim against Citigroup

August 6, 2019

A federal appeals court has revived part of a former Citigroup worker’s whistleblower lawsuit alleging that he was fired after reporting improprieties in the firm’s internal complaint system. Former Citigroup data center employee Abdul Jaludi had sued Citigroup for alleged violations of anti-retaliation provisions of the 2002 Sarbanes Act and the U.S. Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt […]

Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million in Whistleblower Case for Flawed Software

August 2, 2019

Cisco has agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle a case involving allegations it knowingly sold vulnerable video surveillance software to federal, state and local government agencies. The settlement resolves claims under the federal False Claims Act and other jurisdictions arising from Cisco’s sale of defective video surveillance software to the federal government, 15 plaintiff states and the District of […]

Defense officials plan to bolster whistleblowers with analytics, artificial intelligence

July 31, 2019

Federal investigators have announced plans to boost resources for whistleblowers reporting fraud, corruption and other wrongdoing. The Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General is increasing its use of analytics and artificial intelligence to support whistleblowers, while the Council of the Inspectors General, which represents more than 70 federal inspectors general, is making it easier to protect […]

If you have to be a whistleblower, don’t blow it. Protect yourself and be rewarded.

July 29, 2019

If you are going to blow the whistle, do it right, says Stephen M. Kohn, chair of National Whistleblower Center. He delivered that message Monday morning during an a live interview on The Hill’s morning news show. “There are fantastic whistleblower laws,” he said. “But there are other ways people blow the whistle and they end […]

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