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Keep your eyes on these cases in 2018

January 5, 2018

In the coming year, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Michigan appellate courts will do more to shape the future of doing business in our state than just about any other entity — aside from changes to the tax code. What’s in store for the coming year? In the U.S. Supreme Court, the now-complete contingent […]



Whistleblowers Save Taxpayers $3.4 Billion

December 28, 2017

Last week, the Department of Justice announced that it collected $3.7 billion in settlements and judgements from False Claim Act (FCA) cases against the government in 2017. The FCA is a statute that allows individual whistleblowers, called relators in this context, to file lawsuits on behalf of the government. Known as Lincoln’s Law, the FCA was originally passed […]


Kmart pays $35.3M to settle hard-fought whistleblower case alleging inflated prescription drug prices

December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $35.3 million to the federal government and a number of states to settle a whistleblower lawsuit jointly litigated by Phillips & Cohen LLP and Korein Tillery that alleged Kmart overcharged government healthcare programs and private insurers for generic prescription drugs.  The “qui tam” (whistleblower) case – filed in 2008 by […]


$8 Million Each for Two SEC Whistleblowers, SEC Hits $1 Billion Thanks to Tipsters

December 21, 2017

The SEC does the best job of any government agency when it comes to ensuring whistleblower identities remain confidential. The recent awards are not the exception. All we know is that five different individuals submitted information to the SEC exposing misconduct by a company in the securities industry. After careful consideration, the SEC established that […]


Whistleblowers’ lawsuit leads to massive medical fraud settlement

December 19, 2017

What started seven years ago as a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two Charlotte-area doctors ended Tuesday with two emergency room physicians groups paying federal and state governments more than $33 million to avoid going to court. The payments cap off longstanding allegations of a vast medical-fraud conspiracy between a major hospital chain and the physicians […]



Bill Aims to Restore Protections for Whistleblowers in Missouri

December 11, 2017

A proposal in the Missouri legislature would codify new protections for whistleblowers in the public sector — restoring, and in some cases, improving upon the provisions stripped out by lawmakers in Jefferson City last summer. State Senator Jill Schupp (D-St. Louis County), the sponsor of Senate Bill 786, says she’s aiming for bipartisan support. “You […]


United States: SEC Awards Over $16 Million To Whistleblowers In Enforcement Case

December 4, 2017

The SEC awarded more than $16 million to two whistleblowers for providing information critical to an investigation that resulted in an enforcement action. According to the SEC, the first whistleblower informed enforcement staff of specific misconduct that became the “cornerstone” of an enforcement action, and the second whistleblower provided significant information and cooperation that saved a substantial […]


Whistleblower brings allegations of Medicare fraud to light

December 1, 2017

A whistleblower helped federal prosecutors bring a fraud case against a Twin Cities dermatology chain with offices in Burnsville, Orono, Edina and St. Cloud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis announced on Friday, Dec. 1, that Skin Care Doctors and its CEO founder, Michael Ebertz, agreed to pay $850,000 to settle the case. The prosecutors […]


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