Failure to promptly disclose FCA lawsuit triggers government fraud case

November 10, 2017 - The SEC filed the lawsuit against RPM International after the company violated antifraud regulations following an investigation of claims that it had gouged the federal government. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court case shines light on fight against corporate compliance programs

November 3, 2017 - Regulations that offer whistleblower protections may be significantly limited during the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) current term. Read More

Congress axes rule protecting consumers’ right to hold financial institutions accountable for wrongdoing

October 27, 2017 - This week the U.S. Senate axed a rule designed to ensure consumers would be able to effectively seek justice through the courts and hold financial institutions accountable for wrongdoing.... Read More

Fifth Circuit rules in favor of Trinity for Lack of Materiality

October 27, 2017 - Josh Harman, a former customer and competitor of Trinity Industries, filed a sealed False Claims Act (FCA) suit on March 6, 2012, in the Eastern District of Texas. The FCA prohibits anyone... Read More

Whistleblower’s False Claims Act case jumps arbitration hurdle

October 13, 2017 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused the defendant’s motion to force the dispute into arbitration. Read More

Jury awards $1.9 million to man fired after suffering amputation on the job

October 10, 2017 - The jury awarded plaintiff Leon Battle $1.9 million for retaliatory discharge and for an amputation injury he suffered on the job – he was fired for hiring a lawyer. Read More

Monopoly Man appears at Equifax, Wells Fargo hearings

October 6, 2017 - Senate hearings on the Equifax data breach and Wells Fargo scams were photobombed by a woman dressed as the “Get out of Jail Free” Banker Man that appears on the corner of the classic... Read More

Recent natural disasters heighten fraud awareness

October 6, 2017 - In the case of disasters, federal emergency relief funds are established with taxpayer’s dollars. Therefore, any fraudulent claims for disaster relief funds would be in direct violation... Read More

Whistleblower helps U.S. recover $7 million from South Carolina hospital

September 29, 2017 - A whistleblower lawsuit alleging a South Carolina hospital submitted false claims to the Medicare program for various treatments was settled this week for more than $7 million. Read More

Whistleblower case leads to $296 million judgment against Allied Mortgage companies

September 22, 2017 - A whistleblower’s complaint alleging mortgage fraud has resulted in a $296.3 million judgment against two Texas-based mortgage companies and their chief executive. Read More

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