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NBC News and other major media covered an $89 million settlement between the U.S. government and Financial Freedom, the troubled reverse-mortgage provider once led by Steven Mnuchin — now U.S. Treasury Secretary. The deal was made possible by TELG client Sandy Jolley, a consumer advocate who received $1.6 million for blowing the whistle on Financial Freedom's shady practices.
Law360 reported on a case filed by TELG client Kathryn Smith, who alleges that defense giant Raytheon Co. fired her illegally after she tried to disclose higher-than-expected losses on a tsunami warning system. The article quoted extensively from Ms. Smith's complaint—and noted that she's not the only whistleblower Raytheon is battling in court.
CBS19 and other local media in Charlottesville, Va., reported on the University of Virginia's formal response to an equal-pay and discrimination complaint filed by TELG client Betsy Ackerson, a U.Va. administrator.
The Washington Post was among many outlets to cover the case of TELG client Betsy Ackerson, an administrator at the University of Virginia who alleges that she is paid less because she is a woman. In addition to the Post, coverage came from The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.); Law360; The Cavalier Daily (U.Va.'s student-run paper); The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; television stations including CBS 19, NBC 29, and ABC 13; and many outlets that carried an Associated Press report, including WTOP news radio.
Law360 interviewed TELG principal Nicholas Woodfield about a $1.1 million settlement that was reached between a group of sheet-metal workers — whom he represented — and two aircraft maintenance and repair companies that had been accused of underpaying them. Nick said the favorable result should serve as an example in similar disputes.
The Baltimore Sun mentioned TELG client Chelsea Raley and her tentative settlement with Maryland State Police: Tentative settlement reached in Maryland State Police trooper’s suit.
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Federal Contracts Report, a Bloomberg BNA service that reports on federal procurement issues, interviewed TELG principal Scott Oswald about a new law that strengthens protections for whistleblowers who report fraud, waste, and abuse on projects for the U.S. government. The article also highlighted a related win for two TELG clients — a husband and wife who faced retaliation while working at a federal contractor.
Fox 5 DC interviewed R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of the The Employment Law Group® law firm about the 2016 presidential elections and politics in the workplace.
The Bellmore Herald (Long Island, NY) interviewed TELG client Chris Sourgoutsis about her termination from the U.S. Capitol Police after she complained of being discriminated against. The Herald also talked with TELG principal Tom Harrington, who represents Ms. Sourgoutsis in her federal lawsuit against the Capitol Police.
Washington Technology, a Web site for government contractors, reported on a $2.1 million jury verdict in favor of two TELG clients — a husband and wife who both were fired after they filed a whistleblower lawsuit against their employer, ManTech International.
The Washington Business Journal covered a federal jury's decision in favor of two TELG clients who will receive more than $2 million in damages from ManTech International, a large defense contractor that fired them illegally after they filed a whistleblower lawsuit. This verdict was the first to be reported under new whistleblower protections that were introduced by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.
TELG principal Nicholas Woodfield quoted by Law360 on First-of-its-kind ruling in whistleblower protection case under Dodd-Frank: “Judge Backs Broad Whistleblower Definition Under Dodd-Frank.”
The Washington Business Journal interviewed TELG managing principal R. Scott Oswald for its 2016 election-day story about political tensions in the workplace. Scott argued that employers should follow a clear, written policy on what sorts of political comments are permitted — and what sorts are not.
The Washington Blade mentioned R. Scott Oswald, managing principal and associate Michael Vogelsang of The Employment Law Group® law firm, in a report about client Chelsea Raley and her complaint against Maryland State Police: Lesbian trooper sues Md. police over bias complaint.
IT Business Edge interviewed R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, on free speech on political views in the workplace: Free Speech on Political Views in the Workplace: Maybe, Maybe Not.
MarketWatch mentioned David L. Scher, principal of the The Employment Law Group® law firm and quoted client Rodney Lipscomb on the whistleblower suit against ITT Technical Institute: Whistleblower: Collapse of ITT offers ‘a final sense of justice’.
The New York Times interviewed TELG client Rodney Lipscomb about his whistleblower suit against ITT Technical Institutes, in which he accused the company of defrauding the government: Downfall of ITT Technical Institutes Was a Long Time in the Making.
Al Rojo Vivo, a news show on Telemundo, the Spanish-language TV network, interviewed TELG principal David L. Scher about the shutdown of ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college network that was the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit by TELG client Rodney Lipscomb. Dave explained how Rodney was fired after raising concerns about ITT's practices — concerns that were echoed by federal investigators.