1 NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Officials
2 The Week in Whistleblowing
3 SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
4 The Week in Whistleblowing
5 Nation’s Largest Accreditor of For-Profit Colleges Loses Federal Recognition
6 Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds ARB Decision in Favor of Truck Driver Who was Fired After He Abandoned His Disabled Vehicle to Avoid Freezing to Death
7 Whistleblower Exposes Hedge Fund for Misleading Investors
8 Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court
9 ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX
10 ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
11 Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
12 Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
13 Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse ‘Implied Certification’ in FCA Cases
14 Federal Judge in Tennessee Reiterates “Permissive Threshold” of Contributing Factor Standard in Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
15 DOL Administrative Review Board Member Calls for ARB to Determine Whether Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Apply to Whistleblower Cases
16 District Court, in Case Against Moody’s, Leaves the Door Open for Claims Against Rating Agencies Under the False Claims Act
17 Public Employees Fired for Filing Whistleblower Suit
18 Judge Holds that SOX and Dodd-Frank Allow Individual Director Liability
19 What’s It Like to Be a Whistleblower? An Interview with Dr. Ting
20 Whistleblower Petitions to Force SEC to Respond to Dodd-Frank Award Claim
21 Senate Judiciary Leadership Seeks to Enhance Protection for FBI Whistleblowers
22 GAO Report Urges Enhanced IRS Whistleblower Protections
23 Former Viacom Executive Files Suit for Alleged “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Tax Evasion Scheme
24 Pending Legislation Seeks to Expand Whistleblower Protections
25 SEC Paid $37 Million to Whistleblowers in FY 2015
26 Sen. McCaskill Requests Briefing on Admiral Accused of Whistleblower Retaliation
27 A Crucial Debate on Constructive Discharge
28 Fourth Circuit Holds that Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination Does Not Bar Later Suit for Unlawful FRSA Retaliation
29 OSC Investigations Lead to Settlements in Two Whistleblower Cases
30 Justice Dept. Talks Tough on White-Collar Crime — Ends “Too Big to Jail”
31 Settlement Talks Underway in First Case Interpreting the ACA’s 60-Day Repayment Provision
32 Connecticut Supreme Court Grants Constitutional Protection to Whistleblowers in the Public and Private Sectors
33 Fourth Circuit Will Rule on Use of Sampling to Establish FCA Liability
34 Federal Court Approves IRS’s Widened Use of “John Doe” Summonses to Identify Tax Evaders
35 Washington Whistleblower Uses State Supreme Court Ruling to Restore Retaliation Claims
36 Circuits Split on Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Protections
37 Despite Recent Scrutiny, Whistleblower Retaliation at the VA Remains a Critical Problem
38 MSPB Holds that Hostile Work Environment is an Adverse Action under the Whistleblower Protection Act
39 OSHA Encourages Nationwide Adoption of “Early Resolution” ADR in Whistleblower Cases
40 Recent Decisions Bring Focus to The Seaman’s Protection Act
41 August Whistleblower Rewards Include $2.2 Million in Medical Fraud Case
42 Recent Actions Highlight OSHA’s Role in Enforcing Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Laws
43 D.C. Circuit Holds Trial Court Cannot “Divine” Reasons for Summary Judgment Not Offered by Movant
44 Doctor Who Gave Chemotherapy to Healthy Patients Gets 45 Years in Prison
45 Government seeks $3.35 billion from Novartis for violations of AKS and FCA
46 Grassley Urges Stronger Policing of Medicare Advantage
47 New Jersey Supreme Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Watchdog” Employees
48 Third Circuit District Courts Split on Kick-Out Actions Brought After Final Agency Decisions
49 Favorable Jury Verdict for DuPont Tossed Because DuPont Withheld Evidence
50 Fourth Circuit Holds that Single Discriminatory Incident Can Give Rise to a Hostile Work Environment
51 US Senator Opens Email Address For Government Whistleblowers
52 Contract to Share Qui Tam Awards is Enforceable
53 ARB Reverses ALJ and Finds Pilot Engaged In Protected Activity Under AIR-21
54 Supreme Court to Hear Key Employment Law Cases in October 2015 Term
55 Multi-Agency Guide Updates LGBT Discrimination Protections for Federal Workers
56 District Court Upholds Disability Claim for Employer’s Failure to Perform an Individualized Inquiry into Employee’s Medical Condition
57 DaVita to Pay $450 Million to Settle Wasted Medication Allegations
58 Canada’s Securities Commission Adopts U.S. Whistleblower Reward Framework
59 Fourth Circuit Holds that McDonnell-Douglas Survives Nassar for Prima Facie Retaliation Cases
60 Sixth Circuit Finds Teleworking a Reasonable Accommodation Depending on the Situation
61 SEC Awards Whistleblower Maximum Possible Share of Settlement in Dodd-Frank Retaliation Case
62 Middle District of Florida Affirms Use of Statistical Sampling in Qui Tam Actions
63 Whistleblower Not Obligated to Produce Evidence of Retaliatory Termination
64 SEC Awards $1.5 Million to Compliance Officer
65 ARB Rules Airline Workers Exempt From Arbitration
66 Fourth Circuit Interprets ADAAA Broadly in Overturning Summary Judgment
67 Two Senators Launch Bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Caucus
68 Home Health Care Fraud on the Rise
69 ARB Affirms Dismissal of Standard-Setting Case
70 South Carolina Holds FCA’s First-to-File Rule Overcome by Previous Voluntary Dismissal
71 Federal Court in South Carolina Holds That A Complaint Is Not Barred by The FCA’s First-to-File Rule If the Earlier-Filed Complaint was Voluntary Dismissed
72 Adverse Action Extends to Employee Sent Home to Obtain Medical Release
73 Adverse Action Extends to Employee Sent Home to Obtain Medical Release
74 First Circuit Holds Healthcare Facility’s Use of Unlicensed Staff Violates the False Claims Act
75 Eleventh Circuit Adopts False Certification Theory of FCA Claims
76 Appeals Court Rules that First Amendment Protects NYPD Officer from Retaliation for Opposing Stop-and-Frisk Quotas
77 Federal Court in New York Rules that SOX Protects Post-Employment Disclosures and Prevents Post-Employment Retaliation
78 Obesity Qualifies as a Disability under the ADA
79 MetLife Home Loans to Pay $123.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Mortgage Lending Fraud
80 Dow Chemical and CEO Settle SOX Whistleblower’s Retaliation Suit
81 Fourth Circuit Holds SOX Retaliation Plaintiffs May Recover Emotional Distress Damages
82 Round-Up of Recent Qui Tam Settlements
83 New York Attorney General Proposes State Equivalent of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
84 U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of California Ruling that Arbitration Agreements Cannot Waive Claims Under the State’s Private Attorneys General Act
85 Florida Court Says Facebook Posts May Not Be Private
86 DC Court of Appeals Upholds $300,000 Award to DC Employee Harassed for Giving Truthful Testimony
87 SEC’s FY 2016 Budget Request Lauds Whistleblower Program and Predicts Its Growth
88 Fourth Circuit Holds that Disclosure to the Government is Not a “Public Disclosure” and Reinstates Long-Running Qui Tam Case
89 Maryland Attorney General Urges Adoption of Expanded State False Claims Act
90 $25 Million Settlement Shows DOJ Focus on Home HealthCare Fraud
91 Sixth Circuit Rules that Job Applicants not Covered by Whistleblower Statutes
92 Eighth Circuit Holds Planned RIF Does Not Bar Reinstatement of Fired Whistleblower
93 Companies Settle FCA Case for $4 Million for Failure to Pay Workers Prevailing Wage
94 Department of Labor Administrative Review Board Upholds Compensatory Damages Award Based on Unrebutted Psychiatrist Testimony
95 Whistleblowers Get $435 Million in FCA Awards in 2014 — Taxpayers Get Nearly $6 Billion
96 Federal District Court Refuses To Dismiss Case Based on the Public Disclosure Bar When the Government Has Opposed Dismissal On that Basis
97 DOJ Report Recommends New Protection for FBI Whistleblowers; and DOJ Implements Recommendations
98 Whistleblower Receives $1.2 Million in $6 Million Settlement of Qui Tam Action Against Caremark For Failing to Reimburse Medicaid for Drug Costs Covered by Both Medicaid and a Private Health Plan
99 Canadian Court Holds Employee Has No Duty to Accept Lower Position If Constructively Dismissed Via Demotion
100 Federal District Court in New York Holds that Retaliation under FRSA is Governed by AIR 21’s Burden-shifting Framework
101 Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay $56.5 Million to Settle Allegations It Engaged in Deceptive Marketing Practices
102 OSHA Finds BNSF, Rail Company Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Liable in Three Retaliation Cases and Awards Damages to Employees
103 The ARB Reaffirms the Speegle Standard, which Requires an Employer to Show It would have Punished a Whistleblower Absent Any Protected Activity
104 Virginia Attorney General’s Office Intervenes in $1.15 Billion Suit Against 15 of the World’s Largest Banks in an Action Under the Virginia False Claims Act
105 DOJ Aggressively Pursues and Settles False Claims Actions Against Doctors and Clinical Labs for Kickbacks and Medically Unnecessary Testing
106 Supreme Court of Hawaii: Arbitration Clause Is Unenforceable
107 Supreme Court Revisits the Scope of SOX
108 Justices Balk at Regulatory End Run Around the WPA
109 Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act
110 FINRA Warns Firms Not to Bar Employee Whistleblowing
111 Doctors’ Self-Referrals Triggered the False Claims Act, Judge Says
112 ARB Says Whistleblowers Can Sue Unions for Retaliation Under AIR 21
113 Ghoulish Medicare Fraudster Admits Giving Chemo to Healthy Patients
114 Cardiology Group Will Pay $1.3 Million to Settle Claims of Improper Referrals
115 SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
116 ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
117 New York Awards Whistleblower $300,000 for Reporting Tax Evasion Scheme
118 IRS Issues New Whistleblower Regulations, Promises Timelier Action
119 ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim
120 SEC Brings First Action on Whistleblower Retaliation
121 Third Circuit Sides With Whistleblowers in Split on FCA Pleading
122 First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?
123 ARB Clarifies: Trucking Whistleblowers Face “Much Easier” Proof of Retaliation
124 Sixth Circuit: Whistleblowers May Sue, Despite Arbitration Clause
125 CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank
126 Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblowers
127 ARB Makes It Harder to Justify Firing Nuclear Whistleblower
128 Whistleblower Nurse Reaps $15 Million Reward in Amedisys Fraud Settlement
129 MSPB: Cat’s Paw Doctrine Protects Federal Whistleblowers
130 ARB Affirms Punitive Damages for Two Whistleblowers
131 March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
132 Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone
133 First Circuit Says Title VII Offers Workers a Broad Shield
134 Burrage v. U.S. — Can a Heroin Dealer Help to Clarify Whistleblower Law?
135 Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Review MacLean Decision
136 The Top Ten Whistleblower Decisions of 2013: Part 1
137 Justices Seek Middle Ground in Whistleblower Case
138 After Nassar: Title VII Retaliation Claims Are Tougher — But Still Viable
139 SEC Makes Another Whistleblower Payout — This Time at Maximum 30%
140 Federal Judge Rejects Asadi Limits on Whistleblower Protection
141 SEC Whistleblower Program Makes Its Bones With $14 Million Award
142 Fourth Circuit: Facebook “Like” Is Protected Speech in Retaliation Case
143 Maryland’s High Court Finalizes Verdict In “Cat’s Paw” Case
144 ARB: Whistleblower Must Be Rehired — Even If Job No Longer Exists
145 ARB: Whistleblower Can Get Back Pay Even for Time in College
146 Judge: Whistleblower’s Removal of Internal Documents Was Protected Under SOX
147 Sides Warm Up For SOX Case at the Supreme Court
148 A Day to Honor Whistleblowers?
149 Tax Court Sheds Light on Whistleblower’s Denied Award
150 Fifth Circuit Narrows Definition of “Whistleblower” Under Dodd-Frank
151 MSPB: New Whistleblower Standard Applies to Pending Cases
152 Tenth Circuit Gives Another Win to Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers
153 Maryland Appeals Court Restores $650,000 Jury Verdict for Whistleblower
154 ARB Again Holds that SOX Protects Employees Who Warn of Future Wrongdoing
155 Supreme Court Takes a SOX Case — But What’s Its Agenda?
156 Tax Court Blasts IRS for ‘Obfuscation’ in Whistleblower Case
157 After Blowing Whistle on Itself, Utah Hospital Chain Agrees to Pay $25.5 Million
158 Court Won’t Review Wiest; “Reasonable Belief” Is Law in Third Circuit
159 ARB Upholds Retaliation Award, Shows Broad Support for Punitive Damages
160 Contractor Pays $1.15 Million for Faking Partnership with Native American Business
161 Federal Jury Awards Whistleblower $3.5 Million in Alaska Retaliation Case
162 Tech Supplier Pays $5.66 Million to Settle Claims of Overbilling, Trade Violations
163 Conrail Must Reinstate Conductor While Appealing Retaliation Verdict, ARB Rules
164 University of California Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Claims
165 Arizona Hospice Will Pay $12 Million to Settle Claims It Treated Ineligible Medicare Patients
166 Obama’s Budget Plan: Protect IRS Whistleblowers from Retaliation
167 Menendez Redux: Halliburton Whistleblower Finally Gets Retaliation Award
168 Whistleblower Says Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Ignored His Warnings
169 Supreme Court Confirms Lower Hurdle for Investor Fraud Suits
170 First False Claims Act Tax Recovery in New York; Whistleblower Awarded $1.1 Million
171 Ongoing Whistleblower Complaints Show VA’s Failure to Fix Hospital Problems, Warns OSC
172 Third Circuit Supports Broader Access to Whistleblower Protection in Sarbanes-Oxley Cases
173 South Carolina Ambulance Company Pays $800,000 to Settle Claims of Medicare Fraud
174 United States Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit against Lance Armstrong
175 Florida Dermatologist Will Pay $26.1 Million to Resolve Whistleblower Claims of Kickbacks and Unnecessary Surgeries
176 Fairfax Nursing Center Pays $700,000 Settlement for Submitting False Claims for Medicare Reimbursement
177 D.C. Legislation Would Extend False Claims Act Treatment to Taxes
178 Department of Labor Files Suit against Florida Construction Company for Terminating Employee Who Reported Workplace Violence to OSHA
179 City of Sacramento to Set up Anonymous Whistleblower Hotline
180 Department of Labor Files Suit Against Retirement Facility for Terminating Whistleblower for Reporting Bedbug Infestation
181 $3.8M Settlement in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Alleging that Unnecessary Cardiac Procedures Were Performed by EMH Regional Medical Center and Ohio Heart Center Settle
182 R. Scott Oswald Publishes Article Review of Whistleblower-Favorable Trends in 2012
183 Florida Diagnostic Sleep Testing Center Agrees to Pay $15.3 Million Settlement for Submitting False Claims to Federal Healthcare Programs
184 British Contractor APTx Vehicle Systems to Settle False Claims Act Suit
185 Healthpoint Ltd. and DFB Pharmaceuticals Agree to Pay $48 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Submitting Claims for Unapproved Prescription Drug
186 Oregon Law Journal Publishes Commentary by R. Scott Oswald on SEC Enforcement Priorities and Potential Future Actions against Dark Pool Trading
187 Whistleblower Rewards Total Nearly $5 Billion under False Claims Act in 2012
188 Panel Finds Whistleblower Retaliation Against WMATA Employee Who Reported Technology Project
189 Medicare False Claims Result in $900,000 Settlement by Baylor University
190 SEC Whistleblower Program Receives Over 3,000 Whistleblower Tips in FY2012
191 OSHA Announces Appointment of New Whistleblower Protection Program Director
192 Senate Approves Stronger Whistleblower Protection for Federal Employees Who Expose Government Wrongdoing
193 Nuclear Whistleblower Files ERA Lawsuit against Energy Northwest
194 Missouri Hospital Pays $9.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Stark Law (Healthcare Fraud) Violations for Compensating Physicians for Referrals
195 Northern Illinois Flight Center Ordered to Reinstate and Pay Whistleblower over $500,000 after He Was Terminated for Complaining About Violations of the Pilot Certification Process
196 Department of Justice Files Lawsuit against Virginia-Based Contractor for Submitting False Claims for Iraqi Security Guards Who Did Not Meet Contract Requirements
197 OSC Successfully Completed Mediation for Border Patrol Whistleblower
198 New York Hospital to Pay $7M to Settle Qui Tam Suit Alleging Medicaid Billing Fraud
199 RxAmerica Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for Misrepresenting Costs of Prescription Drugs to Senior Citizens
200 President Obama Issues Landmark Presidential Policy Directive to Protect National Security and Intelligence Community Employees
201 Tennessee Trucking Company Agrees to Settle OSHA Whistleblower Lawsuit and Reinstate Employee
202 The Daily Cavalier Interviews Attorney Adam Carter on Recent $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict in False Claims Act Lawsuit Involving Misuse of NIH Research Grants
203 TheScientist Magazine Features Story on $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict in Favor of TELG Client Dr. Weihua Huang
204 ABC Feature Story Highlights Misconduct Leading to Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Defense Contractor Jorge Scientific Defrauded U.S. Taxpayers
205 Law360 Interviews TELG Attorney Adam Augustine Carter on $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Jury Verdict for Former University of Virginia Scientist
206 TELG Principal Attorney, Adam Augustine Carter, Quoted in The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Recent $819,000 Verdict in False Claims Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
207 The Charlottesville Daily Progress Quotes TELG Principal Attorney, Adam Augustine Carter, on Recent $819,000 Verdict in Huang Whistleblower Retaliation Case
208 A Virginia Jury Awards over $819,000 to The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Client Dr. Weihua Huang in False Claims Act Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict
209 Whistleblower Files Lawsuit against New York Organ Donor Network for Harvesting Organs from Living Patients
210 OSHA Announces Launch of Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for Complaints Filed with Whistleblower Protection Program
211 Hospital Chain HCA Inc. Pays $16.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Providing Physician Group with Financial Incentive to Refer Patients to HCA Facilities
212 Recent Kramer Decision in Favor of a Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Likely to Strengthen Anti-Retaliation Lawsuits Brought by Financial Whistleblowers, Law360 Reports
213 Law360 Quotes Nicholas Woodfield on First-of-Its-Kind Ruling in Whistleblower Protection Case under Dodd-Frank
214 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) Passes House, Bill Set to Strengthen Protections for Federal Employees
215 Kramer v. Trans-Lux Corp., First Dodd-Frank Claim to Survive Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court
216 Department of Labor Orders Ohio Company to Reinstate and Pay Whistleblower $270,000
217 Justice Department Joins False Claims Act Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
218 GE-Hitachi Nuclear Plant Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit in Federal Court after Being Threatened and Demoted for Raising Safety Concerns
219 Arizona Trucking Company Ordered to Reinstate Former Employee and Pay $315,000 Settlement for Violating the Whistleblower Provision of STAA
220 New Jersey State Trooper Awarded Over $1 Million Whistleblower Settlement
221 Trial Begins Next Month for Hollywood Effects Artist Alleging that Ascent Media Group Terminated His Employment Because He Reported Workplace Drug Use by Its Creative Director
222 Dept. of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) Clarifies Distinction Between Integrated Enterprise and Joint Employer Tests for Establishing Vicarious Liability under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) Whistleblower Provision
223 Law360 Interviews Nicholas Woodfield on Federal Circuit’s Recent Decision to Limit Employees’ Right to Appeal Security Clearance Determinations
224 Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) Expands Procedural Protections for Whistleblowers by Adopting “Fair Notice” Pleading Standard for Assessing OSHA Whistleblower Complaints
225 SEC Issues $50,000 as Part of First Whistleblower Program Award
226 R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group® Law Firm, Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
227 Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald on Increase in Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Brought by Defense Contractors
228 Morgan Stanley Complex Risk Officer Alleges Whistleblower Retaliation
229 Union Pacific Railroad Agrees to Pay Whistleblower $38,000 to Settle Allegations of Retaliating Against Him for Reporting a Work-Related Injury
230 Former Avaya Government Solutions Employee Claims He Suffered Retaliation and Termination for Blowing the Whistle on Unauthorized Security Practices
231 Department of Justice Settles Suit with Wells Fargo for $175 Million for Homeowners to Resolve Lending Claims
232 Cincinnati Christ Hospital Pays $1.8 Million to Settle Medicare Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging that a Doctor Signed Off on Vascular Tests without Reading the Tests
233 Real Estate Management Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 to Settle OSHA Allegations of Illegally Terminating Maintenance Employee for Raising Safety Concerns Regarding Asbestos
234 Tennessee Mail Carrier Settles STAA Whistleblower Lawsuit after Terminating Driver for Complaining About Defective Vehicles
235 Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board Reverses Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling in Favor of Nuclear Whistleblower and Client of The Employment Law Group®
236 R. Scott Oswald and David Scher, Principals of The Employment Law Group®, Publish Article on Expanded False Claims Act Liability for Improper Healthcare Kickbacks under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
237 OSHA Orders Norfolk Southern Railway to Pay Whistleblowers Over $800,000 after Finding that the Company Terminated Them for Reporting Work Injuries
238 Accenture Whistleblowers Set to Receive a $14 Million Reward for Blowing the Whistle on False Claims Submitted to the Federal Government
239 OSHA Orders Alaska-Based Youth Treatment Provider to Reinstate Whistleblower Who Was Fired After Reporting Safety Concerns at the Facility
240 Citigroup Whistleblower Receives $31 Million Award as Part of False Claims Act Settlement
241 Bank of America Whistleblower Awarded $14.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Challenging Bank’s Practice of Inflating Home Appraisals to Obtain Federal Loans
242 Federal Court in New York Orders Chicago Resident and Former Floor Broker, Kent R.E. Whitney, to Pay $600,000 for Margin Call Avoidance Scheme
243 Air Force Pilots Blow the Whistle on F-22 Fighter Jet Design Flaws that May Cause Pilots to Black Out
244 Federal Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court Decision Allowing Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Two Boston Hospitals and Two Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers to Proceed
245 Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on the Significance of OSHA’s Recent Call to Establish a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
246 Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on the Potential Impact of the Senate-Approved Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)
247 OSHA Orders Tennessee Trucking Company to Reinstate Whistleblower and Pay Over $180,000 for Terminating Him for Refusing to Drive While Fatigued and Ill
248 The Employment Law Group® Principals, Adam Augustine Carter and Nicholas Woodfield, Selected as 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
249 Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group® on Recent Pro-Whistleblower Decision from the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB)
250 Law360 Interviews The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal, R. Scott Oswald, on Potential Effects of Report Claiming that the SEC Inadvertently Disclosed a Whistleblower’s Identity
251 Senate Testimony and IG Report Reveal that the VA Inflated Success Rate of Meeting Veterans’ Mental Health Care Needs
252 Defense Contractor ATK Launch Systems Inc. Agrees to Pay Nearly $37 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit for Selling Dangerous and Defective Illumination Flares to the Army and Air Force
253 St. James Stevedoring Partners LLC Agrees to Pay River Barge Captain $245,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit After Terminating Him for Reporting Engine Problems to the Coast Guard
254 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Announces Clamp Down on Discriminatory Lending Practices
255 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal Publishes Article by The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal, R. Scott Oswald
256 U.S. Department of Labor Files OSH Act Lawsuit Against Florida Canvas Manufacturer for Terminating Whistleblower Who Complained About Rodent Infestation
257 Whistleblower Awarded $462,500 for Alerting U.S. Coast Guard of Major Pollution Violation
258 Networking Equipment Company Pays $2 Million to Partially Settle a Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit
259 Former Infosys Principal Consultant Blows the Whistle on Company’s Illegal Visa Practice, Prompting Federal Investigation
260 R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, Serves as Panelist in D.C. Bar Sponsored Whistleblower Law Seminar
261 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Pays $137.5 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Committed Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
262 Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, R. Scott Oswald, Discusses the Importance of “Robust and Responsive Internal Compliance Programs” with Workforce Management Magazine
263 R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, Publishes Article in The Washington Post on Recent Expansions of Employee Rights
264 Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit for Marketing Prescription Drugs That Were Not Approved by the FDA
265 Department of Labor Thanks The Employment Law Group® for its Input on the OSHA’s Whistleblower Program Restructuring Project
266 Dollar Tree Stores Cited by OSHA with Repeat Workplace Safety Hazards for Allegedly Allowing Blocked Fire Exits and Unsafe Storage of Merchandise
267 JP Morgan Chase Pays $45 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Fraud in Veterans’ Home Mortgage Loans, Whistleblowers to Receive $11.7 Million
268 Washington State Legislature Passes Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act
269 OSHA Announces Restructuring of Whistleblower Program to Increase Priority Status of Whistleblower Enforcement
270 SEC Whistleblower Chief Reportedly Pleased With High-Quality Leads Received Since Beginning of Whistleblower Rewards Program
271 OSHA Files Suit against U.S. Postal Service for Alleged Discrimination and Retaliation
272 Lawyers USA Quotes The Employment Law Group® Principal Dave Scher on Recent Rise in Whistleblower Claims
273 Interline Logistics Group LLC Ordered by OSHA to Reinstate and Pay Whistleblower Truck Driver $190,000 After He Refused to Violate Department of Transportation Regulation
274 R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group® Publishes Article in The Rocket Docket News on Recent Developments in Qui Tam Litigation
275 OSHA Issues Citations to Publix Supermarket after Jacksonville Employee Loses His Hand
276 OSHA Cites Hershey Co. and SHS Staffing Solutions with Workplace Safety and Health Violations Following Complaints Made by Foreign Students for Exploitive and Unsafe Working Conditions
277 Department of Labor Administrative Review Board Decision Upholds Judgment for AIR21 Whistleblower
278 Mayo Clinic Ordered by The Department of Labor to Reinstate a Courier Who Was Terminated After Complaining About the Clinic’s Vehicles
279 Citigroup Settles Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit for $151 Million, Whistleblower to Collect $31 Million
280 Department of Health and Human Services Announces Record-Breaking $4.1 Billion in Healthcare Fraud Recoveries in 2011
281 OSHA Fines Wal-Mart $365,000 for Failing to Provide Employees at Rochester Store with Proper Training and Safe Working Conditions
282 Rowan Business Forms Ordered by OSHA to Pay Over $83,000 for Terminating Whistleblower Truck Driver Who Reported Hazardous Conditions
283 Former Executive Alleges that GE Retaliated against Him for Objecting to Company’s Efforts to Influence Iraqi Officials
284 Federal Investigation Reveals that Air Force Unlawfully Punished Air Force Mortuary Whistleblowers
285 Department of Labor Administrative Review Board Decision Limits Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Protections for Foreign Whistleblowers
286 R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, Selected to Serve as Panelist in Qui Tam Litigation Seminar
287 Federal Times Quotes The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald on Recent Lawsuit Filed by FDA Whistleblowers
288 Former BP Employee is Terminated After Refusing to Alter Data About the Progress of Clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
289 Fifth Circuit Rules for Plaintiff in False Claims Act Retaliation Suit Previously Dismissed on Statute of Limitations Grounds
290 Jury Orders TD Bank to Pay $67 Million to Victims of Ponzi Scheme
291 Feature Article Interviewing The Employment Law Group® Principal Attorney Dave Scher Receives Wide Coverage in Military Publications
292 OSHA Orders AirTran Airways to Reinstate and Pay $1 Million in Damages to Whistleblower Pilot
293 Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary to Pay $158 Million to Settle Allegations it Misrepresented Drug Safety and Paid Physicians Kickbacks to Prescribe Risperdal
294 U.S. Government Files Amicus Brief Urging First Circuit to Revive False Claims Act Lawsuit against Pfizer
295 Ohio Police Sergeant Files Whistleblower Suit Claiming Retaliation after He Disclosed Police Chief’s Misconduct
296 OSHA Proposes $70,000 in Fines against Massachusetts Metals Recycling Company for Maintaining Hazardous Work Conditions
297 GE Healthcare Pays U.S. Government $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
298 U.S. Department of Justice Sues AseraCare Hospice for Fraudulently Billing Medicare
299 OSHA Fines Labolt Farmers Grain Company for Exposing Workers to Hazardous Conditions
300 DOL Judge Rules in Favor of Aircraft Maintenance Whistleblower
301 Air Force Times Interviews The Employment Law Group® Principal Dave Scher on Department of Veterans Affairs Whistleblowers
302 Capital Insider interviews Attorney Adam Augustine Carter about What Employees Should Know for 2012
303 World’s Largest Container Shipping Company Pays Federal Government $31.9 Million to Settle Lawsuit
304 BNY Mellon Whistleblower Provides Information Aiding Several States’ Lawsuits
305 OSHA Orders Union Pacific to Reinstate and Pay Whistleblower Employee $300,000
306 7th Circuit Reinstates RICO Whistleblower Lawsuit, Applies Broad Relationship Standard
307 U.S. DOL ARB Ends Landmark Year Holding Summary Decision Improper Unless Employer Proves Sarbanes-Oxley Act Does Not Apply
308 Michigan Federal Court Rules Severance Agreement Cannot Bar Qui Tam Claim
309 Ranbaxy Laboratories to Pay $500 Million in Settlement with Food and Drug Administration
310 SEC Charges GlaxoSmithKline Unit with Defrauding Employees in Low Valuation Stock Buybacks
311 SEC Chairman Says Whistleblower Program Yielding Significant Benefits, Calls Proposed Changes Premature
312 Tax Court Protects Identity of IRS Whistleblower
313 Department of Justice Recovers Record-Setting $3 Billion in False Claims Act Settlements in 2011
314 Medtronic Pays $23.5M to Settle Kickback Allegations
315 Whistleblower Alleges That Contractors Cut Corners at Marlins Stadium
316 Study Finds That Three-Quarter of Americans Would Blow the Whistle on Wrongdoing in the Workplace
317 New Proposed Rules to Require Drug and Medical Device Companies to Report Payments to Physicians
318 KV Pharmaceutical Reaches Settlement with the Department of Justice for $17 Million
319 House Panel to Hold Meetings with Air Force and Office of Special Counsel to Investigate Military Mortuary
320 OSHA Sues Whole Foods for Terminating Whistleblower
321 Genentech Pays $20 Million to Settle Off-label Marketing Whistleblower Lawsuit
322 OSHA Sues Packaging Manufacturer for Whistleblower Violations
323 The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald Quoted in Medical Practice Compliance Alert Regarding Illegal Medicare Kickbacks
324 OSHA Reinstates Heartland Transportation Inc. Whistleblower
325 Dodd-Frank Act Co-Author Rep. Barney Frank to Retire after Current Term
326 Marine Corps Whistleblower Has Top-Secret Security Clearance Reinstated
327 DCAA Whistleblower Promoted After Enduring Years of Retaliation
328 Lawyer Monthly Names The Employment Law Group® its 2011 Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year
329 SEC Uncovers Millions Lost in D.C. Area Ponzi Scheme
330 US Seeks Damages from Allied Home Mortgage for Alleged Lending Fraud
331 SEC Reports 334 Whistleblower Tips and 170 Enforcement Orders in First Seven Weeks of Whistleblower Award Program
332 Lawmakers Push to Add Stricter Reporting Regulations in Sexual Abuse Cases in Wake of Penn State Scandal
333 TELG Principal Quoted in Law360 Regarding New Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Regulations
334 OSHA Releases New Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Rules
335 Supreme Court May Limit Federal Employees’ Access to Federal Court to Challenge Constitutionality of Terminations
336 Truck Driver Awarded Back Pay and Damages in Surface Transportation Assistance Act Whistleblower Claim
337 Attorney R. Scott Oswald Quoted in Law360 Regarding Sarbanes-Oxley Decison
338 Dentist Pays $212K Settlement for Fraudulently Billing Medicaid
339 OSHA Awards $99K to Environmental Whistleblower
340 TELG Attorney Scott Oswald Discusses Landmark SOX Whistleblower Decision for LawyersUSA
341 TELG Attorney Quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business Article Predicting Rapid Expansion of Whistleblower Claims
342 TELG Principals Publish Article in California Lawyer
343 Oracle Agrees to Pay U.S. $199.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit
344 TELG Principals Publish Authoritative Article on D.C.’s Amended Whistleblower Protection Act in Bureau of National Affairs
345 DC Federal Court Holds Employee Reporting Wrongdoing Can Proceed with Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
346 DOL ARB Rules that Whistleblowers May Disclose Confidential Employer Information Evidencing Wrongdoing
347 Menendez v. Halliburton Affirms Broad Protection for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers
348 Bank of America Ordered to Pay $930,000 to Whistleblower for Violating SOX
349 DOL ALJ Orders Whistleblower Truck Driver Reinstated at Beacon Transport
350 DOL Orders Union Pacific Railroad to Pay Whistleblowers more than $615,000
351 Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal in Corinthian
352 NWC, NELA, and The Employment Law Group® Submit Brief in Support of SOX Whistleblowers Abroad
353 CFTC Adopts Favorable Rules for Whistleblower Reward Program
354 Boeing Company Settles False Claims Act Suit for $2 Million
355 SEC Whistleblower Reward Program Goes into Effect August 12
356 TELG Principal Attorney Responds to OSHA Funding Request
357 Summary Decision Overturned for Whistleblower in Failure to Hire Case
358 OSHA Announces Measures to Improve Whistleblower Protection Program
359 Third Circuit Overturns Lower Court in Favor of Whistleblower Who Exposed Illegal Medicare Kickbacks
360 U.S. DOL ALJ Reinstates Truck Driver who Refused to Violate DOT Regulations, Awards $46k in Damages
361 TELG Principal Quoted in Law360 on Landmark ARB Decision for SOX Whistleblowers
362 District Court Judge Rules Three Year Statute of Limitations for False Claims Act Against D.C.
363 Law360 Quotes TELG Attorney on DOL ARB Decision Clarifying Broad Scope of Protected Conduct for SOX Whistleblowers
364 DOL ARB Clarifies Broad Scope of Protected Conduct for SOX Whistleblowers in Sylvester v. Parexel International LLC
365 SEC Adopts Favorable Rules for Whistleblowers
366 SEC Issues Rules Favorable to Whistleblowers
367 TELG Quoted by Investment News About Proposal to Weaken SEC Whistleblower Reward Program
368 House Republicans Propose Weakening SEC Whistleblower Reward Program
369 SDNY Decision Broadly Construes Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Provision
370 Law360 Quotes TELG Attorney on Ruling Expanding Scope of SOX-Protected Conduct
371 The Employment Law Group® Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on DOL ARB Decision Broadening the Scope of Coverage under SOX
372 Voices for Corporate Responsibility Hosts Whistleblower Seminar on Dodd-Frank Act SEC Whistleblower Reward Provision
373 Law360 Quotes TELG Attorney on In-House Attorney Turned Whistleblowers
374 Banker & Tradesmen Quotes TELG Attorney on SOX Ruling in Pezza
375 IRS Awards Whistleblower $4.5 Million
376 The Employment Law Group® Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on DOL ARB Decision Broadening the Scope of Coverage under SOX
377 DOL ARB Holds Sarbanes-Oxley Covers Claims by Employees of Subsidiaries of Publicly-traded Companies
378 Federal Court Rules SOX Whistleblower Amendment’s Ban on Predispute Arbitration Agreements Retroactive
379 IRS Rewards Enron Whistleblower $1.1 Million
380 Senator Grassley Introduces Bill to Protect Congressional Whistleblowers
381 FDA Takes Over #Tylenol Plants – Whistleblowers Key to Safer Drugs
382 The Employment Law Group® Prevails in Establishing the Broad Scope of Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Conduct
383 DOL ARB Affirms Reinstatement of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower at DOD Contractor
384 Amendment to D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act Ruled Retroactive
385 The Employment Law Group® Attorney Quoted in ABA Journal Article on Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
386 Whistleblowers Awarded $2.2 Million in Sarbanes-Oxley Case
387 Webinar: Using New Developments In Whistleblower Laws To Your Client’s Advantage
388 DOL Requests Additional $6 Million to Fund Whistleblower Investigations
389 TELG Attorney Quoted on CFO.com regarding Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program
390 Senator McCaskill Re-introduces Government Contractor Whistleblower Protection Bill
391 New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers
392 District Court Decision Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Conduct
393 Domino’s Truck Driver Reinstated under STAA
394 Fiscal Times Quotes TELG Attorney About Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions
395 Former Portneuf Mechanic Awarded $485,000 after Being Fired for Reporting Unsafe Helicopters
396 Managed Care Provider CareSource Settles Health Care Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit for $26 Million
397 Xe Services (Blackwater) Procedural Challenge to Whistleblower Lawsuit Fails
398 Federal Judge Interprets SOX to Protect Whistleblowers Who Report Fraud Committed by Clients and Business Partners
399 IRS Broadens Opportunities for Whistleblower Rewards
400 Dept. of Labor ARB Affirms Broad Scope of Adverse Employment Actions Under AIR 21 in Whistleblower Case Against American Airlines
401 Federal Whistleblower Teresa Chambers Reinstated as Chief of U.S. Park Police
402 DOL Orders Metro North Railroad to Pay $80,500 in Punitive Damages and Attorney’s Fees to Whistleblower
403 President Obama Signs Food Safety Bill Protecting Whistleblowers Who Report Contaminated Food
404 Fourth Circuit Broadens Scope of Protected Activity Under Whistleblower Protection Act
405 60 Minutes Interviews Whistleblower About Reporting Contaminated Drugs at GlaxoSmithKline
406 Former Pillar Enterprises Employee Alleges Wrongful Discharge for Refusing to Use or Sell Drugs at Work
407 TELG Principal Publishes Analysis of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions
408 Congress Passes Food Safety Bill Protecting Whistleblowers From Retaliation
409 TELG Publishes Article on Federal Whistleblower Protection Legislation
410 Wall Street Journal Quotes TELG Principal on IRS Whistleblower Program and Combating Tax Fraud
411 Student Aid Lenders Settle Whistleblower Jon Oberg’s False Claims Act Qui Tam Action for $57.75 million
412 TELG Principals Publish Article on Whistleblower Protections in the New Food Safety Bill
413 New Robust Protection for Food Safety Whistleblowers
414 OSHA Orders Real Estate Company to Reinstate Asbestos Whistleblower
415 DC Whistleblower Protection Act Amendments are Retroactive on Procedural Matters
416 DOJ Recovers $3 Billion under False Claims Act in 2010
417 Wall Street Journal Quotes TELG Principal on SEC Whistleblower Reward Program
418 Wall Street Journal Quotes TELG Principal on Dodd-Frank SEC Regulations
419 SEC Prepares For Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers
420 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege Shields ADA Plaintiff’s Mental Health Records
421 Judge Denies Lockheed Martin’s Motion to Dismiss Citing Broad Scope of the Protected Conduct under the False Claims Act
422 TELG Principal Moderates D.C. Bar Event on the Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Reward Programs and Anti-retaliation Provisions
423 Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Fourth Circuit Decision on Pre-Filing Employment Releases Barring Some Qui Tam Actions
424 TELG Principal Moderates D.C. Bar Event on the Dodd-Frank Act’s Whistleblower Reward Programs and Anti-retaliation Provisions
425 DOL ARB Holds Truck Driver’s Refusal to Drive Unsafe Truck is a Discharge under STAA
426 DOL ARB Vacated ALJ’s Decision Where ALJ Was Unaware Complainant Responded to Request for Admissions
427 Former Ameriprise Branch Manager Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Fraud
428 CA Court of Appeals Upholds Sanctions Against Caremark for Underhanded Electronic Discovery Tactics in False Claims Act Case
429 Whistleblower’s Disclosure of Ponzi Scheme Underscored the Importance of Rewarding Whistleblowers
430 TELG Principal Lectures on New Developments in Whistleblower Law and Effective Strategies for Prosecuting Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
431 AARP Attorneys Join Whistleblower’s Legal Team in Fraud Case Regarding Off-label Marketing of Medical Devices
432 Virginia Bill Would Protect State Employees Who Report Wrongdoing
433 President Obama Signs Bill Eliminating Confidentiality for SEC Investigations Involving Fraud Committed by Publicly-traded Companies
434 DOL Orders Trucking Company to Reinstate Whistleblower, Awards Back Pay and $125,000 in Punitive Damages
435 OSC Investigates Whistleblower’s Claims at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
436 DOL IG Issues Report Criticizing OSHA Whistleblower Program Investigations
437 Supreme Court Should Decide FOIA Document Requests Are Not Per Se Public Disclosures under the FCA
438 Novartis and U.S. Attorney’s Office Settle FCA and Criminal Allegations Regarding Trileptal® for $422.5 Million
439 U.S. OSC Affirms Whistleblower’s Warning that FAA Ignored Violations
440 Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Repeal Dodd-Frank Provision Granting Confidentially for SEC Investigations
441 New York Expands False Claims Act and Strengthens Whistleblower Protections
442 GAO Reports Weaknesses in DOL OSHA Whistleblower Program and Provides Recommendations
443 Federal Circuit Holds that Whistleblower Protection Act Plaintiff Need Not Prove Actual Violation of Law
444 U.S. Court Rules Whistleblower’s Investigation is Protected Conduct under the False Claims Act
445 Win for Whistleblower Clarifies Joint Employer Liability
446 Ethics Resource Center Publishes Study Providing Advice On Increasing Internal Disclosures
447 OSHA Publishes Interim Final Rules For Filing Whistleblower Complaints
448 White House Delays Release of Secret Database Listing Contractor Fraud and Substandard Performance
449 OSHA Orders Utah Transit Authority to Reinstate Whistleblower
450 DC Jury Finds Police Chief Retaliated Against Whistleblower
451 Virginia Court Holds Fraud Investigator Can Sue for Wrongful Discharge
452 Judge Rules D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act Amendment Retroactive
453 New York AG Settles Qui Tam Lawsuit with School Lunch Provider for $20 Million
454 Iowa Egg Recall Spotlights Senate Food Safety Bill
455 Big Reward Potential Likely to Lure More Whistleblowers to the SEC
456 Whistleblower Retaliation Protection for Congressional Staff Languishes in Senate Committee
457 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are Expected to Generate Increase in Whistleblower Litigation
458 The Employment Law Group® Files Amicus Brief Arguing that Section 929A of the Dodd-Frank Act Applies to Pending Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Cases
459 DOJ ARB Rejects “Duty Speech” Defense to ERA Nuclear Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
460 SEC Asserts Congress Intended SOX to Protect Employees of Consolidated Subsidiaries of Publicly-Traded Companies
461 Judge Orders Student Loan Companies and Qui Tam Whistleblower Oberg to Explore Potential Resolution of Qui Tam Claim
462 DOL Solicitor Asserts that SOX Covers Employees of Consolidated Subsidiaries of Publicly-Traded Companies
463 WTOP Reports Qui Tam Whistleblower Oberg and Student Loan Companies are Exploring Potential Resolution of Qui Tam Claim
464 New Study Indicates Strong Anti-retaliation Policy Benefits Employers
465 Kent County Superior Court Associate Justice Daniel Procaccini Commends Both Sides for their Trial Work in O’Neill v. Warwick
466 Kent County Jury Finds for School District in O’Neill v. Warwick
467 The Employment Law Group® Speaks on Whistleblower Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act at ALI-ABA Fall 2010 Seminar
468 Protected Conduct Under the False Claims Act Does Not Require a Showing that Plaintiff Knew About the Act
469 House Passes Whistleblower Legislation to Protect Oil Rig Employees Who Report Unsafe Conditions
470 U.S. Dept. of Justice Urges Federal Court to Allow $1 Billion False Claims Act Case to Move Forward Against Nelnet
471 U.S. Court Denies Caterpillar Summary Judgment in SOX Whistleblower Case
472 SEC Grants $1 Million Reward to Whistleblower in Insider Trading Case
473 MSPB Rules that the Existence of an Investigation into Allegations Cannot be the Sole Cause for a Federal Employee’s Indefinite Suspension
474 Warwick Beacon Reports on Rhode Island Schoolteacher Whistleblower Case
475 Providence Journal Provides Update on Rhode Island Schoolteacher’s Testimony in Whistleblower Case
476 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is Quoted in BNA Article on New Dodd-Frank Act
477 Providence Journal Provides Update on Rhode Island Schoolteacher Whistleblower Case
478 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Article on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
479 National Law Journal Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm About Whistleblower Provisions in Financial Services Reform Legislation
480 Providence Journal Reports on a Rhode Island Schoolteacher Whistleblower Case
481 Dodd-Frank Bill Provides Robust Whistleblower Protections
482 New Legislation Drafted to Increase Mine Safety Following Death of 29 Miners at Upper Big Branch Mine
483 Northrop Grumman Agrees to Settle FCA Allegations for $12.5 Million
484 Delta Subsidiary Ordered to Pay Ramp Agent $67,000 for AIR21 Violations
485 SEC Agrees to $755,000 Settlement for Wrongful Discharge
486 Sarbanes-Oxley Act Withstands Constitutional Challenge
487 UPS Ordered to Pay $111,000 for Retaliating Against Whistleblowing Truck Driver
488 Washington Business Journal Covers TELG Client’s Whistleblower Lawsuit
489 Qui Tam Action Against Software Giant Oracle Unsealed
490 Medical Device Manufacturer, Hospitals Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $3.8m
491 U.S. Bank in Seattle Ordered to Reinstate Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower
492 OSHA Finds for Railway Worker Whistleblower, Awards Punitive Damages
493 OSHA Orders Worldwide Jet Charter to Reinstate Pilot Fired for Whistleblowing
494 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Article on the Whistleblower Provisions in the Finance Reform Bill
495 Senate Passes Financial Services Reform Bill Containing New Whistleblower Laws
496 TELG Principal Jason Zuckerman to Speak at the 2010 National Whistleblower Assembly
497 TELG Principal Jason Zuckerman to Speak at CLE on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
498 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is Quoted in BNA Article on New Health Care Reform Law
499 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman Quoted in Article on Whistleblower Provisions of Health Reform Law
500 District Court Rules That Amending OSHA SOX Complaint Does Not Restart 180-Day Clock For Removal To Federal Court
501 Governor O’Malley Signs the Maryland False Health Care Claims Act of 2010
502 TELG Publishes Article on Whistleblower Provisions in Health Care Reform Act
503 OSHA Orders New Jersey Transit to Reinstate Rail Worker, Pay Punitive Damages
504 ALJ Orders BB&T Bank to Reinstate SOX Whistleblower Who Disclosed Ponzi Scheme
505 Supreme Court Rules That Public Disclosure Bar to False Claims Act Qui Tam Actions Applies to County and State Administrative Reports, Audits, and Investigations
506 Health Care Reform Bill Creates New Whistleblower Protections
507 ALJ Order Expands Joint Employer Liability Under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act
508 ALJ Awards Trucker Punitive Damages After Being Fired for Refusing to Drive in Dangerous Conditions
509 OSHA Orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to Pay Over $1 million for SOX Violations
510 TELG’s Win in Stone v. Instrumentation Lab. Co. Helps SOX Whistleblower Proceed to Federal Court
511 Illinois Whistleblower Beats Summary Judgment, Heads to Trial in FCA Retaliation Case
512 OSHA Orders Employer to Reinstate Whistleblower and Pay over $600,000 for SOX Violations
513 The Employment Law Group® Principal Jason Zuckerman Quoted by Public Health Blog
514 Eleventh Circuit Partially Reverses Dismissal of FCA Case
515 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is Quoted in an Article on the New ARB Members
516 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman Quoted in Article about Impact of Obama’s 2011 Budget on Employment Law
517 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is a Contributing Author of ABA Update on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
518 Adam Carter Quoted by Law360 About Successful Appeal in SOX Case
519 Fourth Circuit Holds SOX Whistleblowers Entitled to De Novo Review in Federal Court
520 DC City Council Unanimously Approves the DC Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009
521 Voices for Corporate Responsibility Kicks Off
522 TELG Associate Quoted by The Raleigh News & Observer
523 TELG Client Wins Right to Pursue Case Against CA School District, and Superintendent and Board Member Individually, for Alleged Sec. 1983 and Due Process Violations
524 Employment Law Group® Law Firm Principal Jason Zuckerman Named as a Top Whistleblower Lawyer
525 DoD Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Contractors
526 Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009 Introduced to Senate Committee
527 Law360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009
528 TELG Client Wins over $282,000 Against UDC in Jury Trial
529 Four Drug Companies Settle False Claims Act Case for $124 Mil.
530 ARB Rules that Pilot Engaged in Protected Conduct When He Declared Himself and His Crew Unfit to Fly
531 Whistleblower Speaks to ABC2 News About His Warnings on Aircraft Safety Issues Before Medevac
532 D.C. Whistleblower Wins Verdict Against UDC at Trial
533 D.C. District Court Rejects Employer’s Attempt to Carve New Loopholes Into Whistleblower Protection Statutes
534 Whistleblower Suit Against Student Loan Companies Unsealed in Federal District Court
535 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Column on Seminal SOX Decision
536 Compliance Week Quotes Scott Oswald on High Profile SOX Decision
537 California Governor Signs into Law New Electronic Discovery Act
538 Contra Costa Times Publishes Article About Whistleblower Suit Against Pittsburg School District
539 Boeing Company Settles False Claims Act Suit for $2 Million
540 Ninth Circuit Confirms the Broad Scope of Protected Conduct Under SOX
541 New York Settles False Claims Act Suit for $540 Million
542 Law 360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on the Prospects of Whistleblower Litigation under the Obama Administration
543 ARB Rules that Attorney Fee Award Need Not be Proportional to Damages Award
544 Seventh Circuit Clarifies that False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Do Not Preclude Subsequently Filed Qui Tam Claims
545 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Article on Representing Whistleblowers in Wrongful Discharge Actions
546 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks at D.C. Bar CLE on New Whistleblower Protection Laws
547 MSPB Vacates Decision Denying Corrective Action to TSA Whistleblower in Whistleblower Protection Act Case
548 Law360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on New False Claims Act
549 Workforce Management Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Whistleblower Litigation
550 Congress Reinvigorates False Claims Act
551 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Scores Another Victory in Whistleblower Protection Act Case
552 House Passes Amendments to the False Claims Act
553 ARB Rules that Whistleblower’s Motive is Irrelevant
554 Center for Public Integrity Reveals Lack of Oversight in Defense Department
555 BNA Reports on DOL Decision to Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley Liability Against Bankrupt Firm
556 Law 360 Reports on Whistleblower Win in Sarbanes-Oxley Case
557 The National Law Journal Reports on The Employment Law Group® Law Firm’s Success in Seminal Sarbanes-Oxley Case
558 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks at DC Bar on New Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors and Employees of State and Local Governments
559 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is a Contributing Author of ABA Update on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
560 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks At National Whistleblower Assembly
561 GAO Report Reveals Lack of Oversight in DOL Whistleblower Protection Program
562 Department of Labor Issues Landmark Decision in Favor of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers
563 New Bill Extends Whistleblower Protections to Congressional Whistleblowers
564 OSHA Orders Southern Air to Pay $400,000 to Airline Whistleblower
565 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak At Annual Whistleblower Symposium
566 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Is a Moderator for Webcast on New Whistleblower Protections
567 OSHA Finds Retaliation in Railroad Whistleblower Case
568 UBS to Pay $780 Million to Settle Tax Fraud Allegations
569 Congress Enacts Robust Whistleblower Protections to Prevent Fraud in Stimulus Spending
570 Federal Court Allows Whistleblower to Proceed With Lawsuit Against Vartan National Bank
571 The Harrisburg Patriot-News Commends Whistleblower Protection Amendments in Stimulus Bill
572 House Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
573 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Calls for Stronger Whistleblower Protections
574 Spartan Motors Pays $1.7 Million for False Claims Act Violations
575 Virginia Supreme Court Applies Favorable Causation Standard to Wrongful Discharge Claims
576 Federal News Radio Interviews The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
577 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Appeals District Court Decision Disregarding the Plain Meaning of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
578 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Defeats Motion to Dismiss in D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act Case
579 Obama Administration Favors Stronger Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
580 Whistleblower Receives $720,000 Award in Settlement of False Claims Act Action
581 Tenth Circuit Rejects “Duty Speech” Defense in s. 1983 Case
582 Demoted Prosecutor Recovers Damages in Whistleblower Lawsuit
583 DOL Orders Reinstatement, Back Pay and Benefits for Whistleblower Under Employee Protections in the Immigration and Nationality Act
584 POGO Proposes Reforming the Office of Special Counsel
585 The Employment Law Group ® Law Firm is Quoted in an Article about a Teacher Fired for Exposing Grade-Changing Scheme
586 CBO Concludes that Increased Enforcement of the False Claims Act Would Generate Substantial Revenue for the Government
587 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak At Seminar About New Whistleblower Protections
588 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks at Montgomery County Bar on Representing Maryland Whistleblowers in Wrongful Discharge Actions
589 OSHA Orders Amtrak to Pay Damages to Railroad Whistleblower
590 DoD Whistleblowers Get Little Support from Inspector General’s Office
591 OSHA Orders Charles Schwab to Reinstate Two Whistleblowers
592 Ninth Circuit Strengthens Public Employee Whistleblower Protection
593 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Speaks on Whistleblower Law at National Employment Lawyers Association Conference
594 ARB Adopts Burlington Northern Standard for Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
595 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Testifies Before the DC Council About Recommendations for Strengthening the DC Whistleblower Protection Act
596 Legal Times Reports About The Employment Law Group® Law Firm’s Landmark Success in Whistleblower Protection Act Case
597 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Prevails in Appeal of Whistleblower Protection Act Case
598 The Employment Law Group® Establishes Favorable Precedent in a False Claims Act Retaliation Case
599 California Governor Signs into Law New Whistleblower Protections for City and County Employees
600 Medicare Pays Billions for False Claims
601 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Calls for Congress to Include Whistleblower Protections in Bailout Bill
602 GAP Report Seeks Overhaul of Corporate Whistleblower Protection Laws
603 Texas District Court Rejects Heightened Pleading Standard in SOX Case
604 DOL Decides in Favor of Federal Agency Whistleblower
605 Sponsors of SOX Whistleblower Provision Disappointed with DOL’s Efforts to Undermine SOX Whistleblower Protection
606 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Column on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection
607 DOL Clarifies that SOX protects Employees of Subsidiaries of Publicly Traded Companies
608 Federal Jury Awards $2.8 Million to Ferry Whistleblower
609 House Passes Legislation to Strengthen FAA Procedures
610 Citibank Settles Claims of Theft after Three Year Investigation
611 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes that Statements on U-5’s Are Not Absolutely Privileged
612 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Continues to Prevail in SOX Whistleblower Cases Despite Unfavorable Statistics
613 Congress Enacts Whistleblower Protection Law to Enhance Consumer Product Safety
614 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes Precedent in Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Dispute
615 Federal Circuit Reverses MSPB Dismissal under the Whistleblower Protection Act
616 Podcast of Whistleblower Conference Available Online
617 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak at Program on The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights and the Public’s Right to Know
618 Supreme Court Issues Pivotal Decision About Subcontractor Liability under the False Claims Act
619 Organizations Rally to Restore Federal Whistleblower Rights
620 U.S. Tax Court Proposes Amendments to IRS Whistleblower Award Program
621 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Helps DC Whistleblower Expose Improper Road Contracts
622 Principals of The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publish Article on Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claims
623 Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Suit for $75 Million
624 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is Quoted in Article on Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
625 Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of False Claims Act Retaliation Claim
626 House Passes Legislation to Curb Contractor Fraud
627 cyberFEDS Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm About Federal Whistleblower Protections
628 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Briefs Congressional Members and Staff About Whistleblower Protections
629 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak at Program on Litigating Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
630 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Obtains $1 Million Verdict in Sexual Harrasment Case
631 Federal Circuit Vacates MSPB Ruling on the Standard for Evaluating Protected Conduct under the Whistleblower Protection Act
632 Texas Federal Court Applies Broad Construction of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provision
633 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is a Contributing Author of ABA Update on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
634 SOX Protected Conduct Includes the Disclosure of a Violation of Any SEC Rule or Regulation
635 Ethics Resource Center Underscores the Need for Stronger Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
636 President Signs into Law New Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Defense Contractors
637 Fifth Circuit Decision Clarifies the Scope of Protected Conduct Under SOX
638 New Bill Protects Whistleblower Disclosures to Congress
639 NJ Adopts False Claims Act
640 President Signs Legislation Amending FOIA
641 IRS Issues Guidelines for Whistleblowers Reporting Tax Fraud
642 Senate Passes Landmark Whistleblower Legislation
643 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Named as a Top Firm for Whistleblower Law
644 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Establishes New Precedent Under SOX
645 The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Files Amicus Brief in High Profile SOX Case
646 Congresswoman Woolsey Introduces Landmark Whistleblower Protection Legislation
647 Legislation Protecting Consumer Safety Whistleblowing Advances in the Senate
648 Whistleblower Disclosures Result in Recoveries of $1.45 Billion in FY 2007
649 The National Law Journal Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm About SOX Whistleblower Protection
650 The Financial Times Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm About SOX
651 Congress Enacts New Whistleblower Protections for Transportation Workers