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We Need To Change the Way We Talk About Whistleblowers

March 15, 2019

They say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. When information about corruption or other wrongdoing comes to light, that transparency results in accountability, both against those who are culpable and for those affected by it. Whistleblowers are the ones with that crucial information. Whistleblowers are people who bravely come forward with information about fraud, corruption, […]

Senate passes added whistleblower protections by unanimous vote

March 8, 2019

RALEIGH — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to protect state whistleblowers from retaliation. Senate Bill 127, which heads to the House, would bring North Carolina in line with laws in dozens of other states. Senators said the bill didn’t arise from any specific situation. But they acknowledged it would apply to a […]

Hagens Berman’s Client and CFTC Whistleblower Receives $2 Million Award for Reporting Fraud under Dodd-Frank Act

March 5, 2019

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a $2 million whistleblower award given to an individual anonymous whistleblower client represented by attorneys at Hagens Berman. The award recognizes the contribution of the whistleblower in providing critical information through independent analysis of market data. Under the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program created under Section 748 of the […]

Department of Justice Recovers $2.8 Billion from FCA Cases in 2018

March 3, 2019

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it has recovered $2.8 Billion from False Claims Act (FCA) cases during fiscal year 2018 (the 12 months ending on September 30, 2018). The DOJ’s overall recovery in fiscal 2018 remained substantial; however, it marks a decline from the DOJ’s recoveries in fiscal year 2016 ($4.7 Billion) and […]

Court agrees Bay Area man was fired for whistle-blowing; upholds $8 million verdict

February 26, 2019

A federal appeals court upheld about $8 million in damages Tuesday to the former general counsel of a Bay Area laboratory who was fired after telling company officials about possible bribery and records falsification by the lab’s employees in China. Bio-Rad Laboratories said it fired Sanford Wadler in 2013 for poor performance and found no […]

Whistleblowers File Motion for Their Share of $235 Million Xerox/Conduent Settlement

February 22, 2019

TDMR was informed yesterday that indeed there are qui tam relators associated with the Xerox/Conduent Medicaid fraud settlement and that their lawyers have now filed a motion to obtain their share of the $235 million in proceeds. The relators are  Christine Ellis, DDS, Madelayne Castillo, Mary Espinoza, Mireya Miranda, Yarubi Morales, Deelcy Ocon, Sealed Party No. 1, and Sealed […]

Insider Files Whistleblower Report Against Domino’s Pizza

February 15, 2019

A corporate insider has filed a well-documented whistleblower report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Domino’s Pizza, its top-level officers, and various staff members. The complaint states serious allegations against the franchisor related to the circumstances surrounding the company’s misconduct. It lists, “Fraudulent investment scheme; general trading practices; manipulation of security; insider […]

Upstate university fined $2.5 million after whistleblower’s tip to feds

February 14, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An Upstate university has been ordered to pay $2.5 million after a whistle blower reported it violated a federal ban on incentive-based recruitment, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The settlement resolves allegations that from 2014 to 2016, North Greenville University hired Joined Inc., a company partially owned by the university, to recruit students […]

Consumer Financial Protection Whistleblower Prevails at DOL

February 12, 2019

On February 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ordered Hermitage Club Realty LLC (Hermitage), a real estate company based in Vermont, to provide relief to a former employee who was fired for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were illegal real estate referral fees. OSHA investigated the whistleblower’s CFPA retaliation complaint and found reasonable cause to […]

Can a Government Contractor Bring a False Claims Act Whistleblower Retaliation Claim?

February 5, 2019

When Congress amended the whistleblower protection provisions of the False Claims Act in 2009, it added “contractors” and “agents” to the ambit of protected whistleblowers.  The purpose of these amendments was to ensure that whistleblowers disclosing or opposing fraud on the government would be protected.  Recently a Tennessee federal judge held in Munson Hardisty LLC v. Legacy […]

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