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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 […]


Specialty Pharmacy Pays $17 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Medicare Billing Fraud

February 4, 2019

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (“Kessler Topaz”) announced today that Pentec Health Inc. (“Pentec”), a nationwide specialty pharmacy, has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit and pay the United States government $17 million.  Kessler Topaz represented the whistleblower, Jean Brasher, and filed the qui tam lawsuit in 2013. The settlement resolves […]


Whistleblower Fights to Restore Hospital Kickback Claims

February 1, 2019

MIAMI (CN) – Depending on who you ask, a case on appeal Friday in the 11th Circuit is either the latest chapter in a saga of brazen health care fraud by Hospital Corporation of America or the work of an overzealous whistleblower looking to capitalize on the company’s past misdeeds. In the 11th Circuit’s Miami division, whistleblower […]


The Whistleblower’s Playbook; Juicy Theranos Details; ‘Ghost Ship’ Lobbyists

January 29, 2019

Happy Tuesday. It’s time for this week’s edition of Investigative Roundup, gathering some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare from around the country. How to Be a Whistleblower Medicare wants to clamp down on insurance fraud, but the government frequently needs help from insiders, otherwise known as whistleblowers. Whether prompted by moral obligation or money […]


From the courtroom: Take care when disciplining whistleblowers

January 23, 2019

The federal Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) forbids federal employers from retaliating against an employee whose workplace complaint amounts to reporting potential employer wrongdoing. Under the WPA, the employer must show it would have taken the same action against the employee even if he had not blown the whistle.


Podcast Why whistleblowers matter

January 21, 2019

Much of what we know about whistleblowers is wrong — and that matters, because they play a crucial role in uncovering fraud, says accounting professor and fraud researcher Kelly Richmond Pope. (For more, see her TED Talk)


Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Lennar’s Eagle Home Mortgage approved unqualified borrowers, misled feds

January 9, 2019

Lennar subsidiary Eagle Home Mortgage is in hot water yet again.  Just a month after settling charges with the Department of Justice for failing to comply with FHA lending standards, a new lawsuit brings the lender back into the crosshairs of justice. According to a lawsuit filed in November, Eagle Home Mortgage falsified borrower documents to increase the likelihood of approval, approved borrowers who […]


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