Press Releases

Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses U.S. Defense Contractor of Defrauding American Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2012 CONTACTS: Scott Sobel: (202) 449-9801 Kipp Lanham: (202) 449-9807 Kate Connors: (202) 449-9804 Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses U.S. Defense Contractor of Defrauding American Taxpayers Jorge Scientific executives and staff are charged with allegedly jeopardizing the U.S. mission and lives Washington, D.C. – Two former employees of Jorge Scientific, an intelligence and defense company and long-term contractor to the federal government, have filed a qui tam lawsuit against… [Read more]

Landon School Employee Alleges Culture of Discrimination Against Hispanics in $ 2 Million Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2012 CONTACT: Ufuoma Otu (202) 449-9804 Kipp Lanham (202) 412-5533 Landon School Employee Alleges Culture of Discrimination Against Hispanics in $ 2 Million Lawsuit Rockville, MD – Today at the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Timothy Harrison filed a $2-million lawsuit against Bethesda, Maryland’s Landon School alleging retaliation for reporting blatant discrimination against several Hispanic maintenance workers (Case Number: 363710V). Harrison, who was the Director… [Read more]

JURY VERDICT AGAINST NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS FOR RETALIATING AGAINST DRUG SALES REP WHO TOOK MATERNITY LEAVE

— Washington, DC On March 5, 2010, a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rendered a verdict in favor of pharmaceutical sales representative Mary Kate Breeden, awarding $289,669 against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation on her claim of retaliation for taking maternity leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Under the FMLA’s liquidated damages provision, this amount is automatically doubled to $579,338.  The… [Read more]

DOL Issues Landmark Decision in Favor of SOX Whistleblower in TELG Case

On February 27, 2009, the United States Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) decision in Kalkunte v. DVI Fin. Servs., Inc., which extends whistleblower liability under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) to private entities that engage in business with publicly traded companies. In particular, the ARB concluded that the ALJ was correct in finding that a privately-held company acting as a contractor, subcontractor, or agent… [Read more]

Jury Awards $1 Million for Sexual Harassment Against Atlantic Automotive

ROCKVILLE, MD–(Marketwire – February 29, 2008) – A jury in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland yesterday rendered a verdict of $1 million in a re-trial against Mile One – Herb Gordon – Tischer – Atlantic Automotive for having a sexually hostile work environment in the case Sterling v. Atlantic Automotive Corporation. While working for Tischer Subaru as a service advisor from May 2001 to March 2002, Gail Sterling… [Read more]