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Police Whistleblowers Could Help Curb Unethical Practices within the Force

October 25, 2017

A jury in Idaho recently awarded an Idaho State Police (ISP) whistleblower a verdict of $1.53 million on his charges of unlawful retaliation in violation of the Idaho Protection of Public Employees Act. Detective Brandon Eller had been marginalized, denied a pay increase, and transferred into less attractive night and weekend shifts after he refused to destroy […]


Whistleblowers: Who is Protected Against Retaliation?

October 23, 2017

It is illegal to retaliate against a whistleblower, but who is considered a whistleblower? In Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the question of whether internal whistleblowers, not just those who report alleged misconduct to the SEC, are protected against retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act. The Digital Realty Trust case, scheduled for […]


Vermont employee gets $31k in whistleblower lawsuit

October 20, 2017

A former employee who sued the state of Vermont, claiming that she had been fired in retaliation for whistleblower activity, has settled her case. Jacqui Carlomagno, of Montpelier, was a grants administrator for the Agency of Education who raised concerns with her supervisors about checks and balances in federally-funded early childhood contracts. She was fired […]


Wall Street’s War on Corporate Whistleblowers Reaches Supreme Court

October 16, 2017

The fate of corporate whistleblowers and compliance programs is on the line as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the case of Digital Realty Trust V. Somers. At issue in this case is whether whistleblowers who report potential violations within their organizations, as opposed to reporting directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are protected under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA). […]


Congress approves expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

October 12, 2017

Washington • Congress voted Thursday to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. The House easily cleared the bill, 420-0. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature, having previously passed the Senate in May. […]


SEC $1 Million Whistleblower Award

October 12, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that a whistleblower has earned an award of more than $1 million for providing the SEC with new information and substantial corroborating documentation of a securities law violation by a registered entity that impacted retail customers. “Today’s award reflects the impact that whistleblower information can have in uncovering violations […]


PharMerica Must Face State FCA Claims, Whistleblowers Say

October 5, 2017

Law360, New York (October 5, 2017, 3:36 PM EDT) — Two whistleblowers accusing PharMerica Inc. of accepting kickbacks from drugmaker Organon USA Inc. have asked a Massachusetts federal court to revive claims dismissed in 2012, arguing claims under various state False Claims Acts aren’t blocked by the first-to-file bar, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Senior […]


Whistleblowing in the financial services sector

October 4, 2017

In the age of Wikileaks, “whistleblowing” is a term with which we are all familiar and the role of the whistleblower is more prominent now than ever. The financial services sector is no exception, with the expectations and requirements placed upon financial institutions in relation to their whistleblowing arrangements continuing to grow.


CFTC Provides More Protection and Broader Eligibility with Changes to Whistleblower Program

September 28, 2017

In the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Congress established a whistleblower program for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the United States’ primary regulator of commodities, in an effort to encourage whistleblowers to report possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. On May 22, 2017, the CFTC announced modifications to the rules governing its whistleblower program that will expand the […]


AnMed Health Pays $7,923,000 to U.S. Government to Settle Whistleblower Claims for Improper Radiation Oncology and E.R. Services; Plus, Whistleblower Retaliation Claims, Announces Moss & Gilmore LLP

September 27, 2017

ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlanta- and New York-based Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today the settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice of a False Claims Act lawsuit against AnMed Health, an affiliate of Carolina Health Care System (“CHS”). AnMed Health is a not-for-profit health system in Anderson, South Carolina that provides hospital and other healthcare services to residents […]


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