Whistleblowers awarded $519 million in 2016

December 22, 2016 - Whistleblowers helped the United States recover more than $4.7 billion in taxpayer funds in fiscal year 2016 (ending Sept. 30), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) news release. This... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Verdict Against State Farm In Whistleblowers’ Hurricane Katrina Fraud Case

December 8, 2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a jury verdict Tuesday against State Farm and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case that accused the insurer of defrauding the federal government by... Read More

Implied False Certification Theory: Recognized basis for FCA liability

November 22, 2016 - On June 16, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that an implied false certification theory is a basis for liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). Read More

CFO awarded $1.9 million in Sarbanes-Oxley anti-retaliation case

November 15, 2016 - Earlier this month, Greg Becker was awarded $1.9 million in his Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower anti-retaliation case. Becker, the chief financial officer (CFO) for Rockwood Clinic, was... Read More

Duke involved in one of the largest FCA suits to focus on academic research

October 31, 2016 - The majority of False Claims Act (FCA) cases involve health care or military contracts; however, the FCA is both able and beginning to be used by a more diverse range of industries, which... Read More

The Importance of a Whistleblower Attorney

October 28, 2016 - To date, whistleblowers have received more than $4 billion for reporting fraud against the government. Read More

OSHA whistleblowers experience justice delayed, justice denied

October 18, 2016 - As of Oct. 6, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has failed to process 34 out of the 91 complaints it has received since 2002 from Wells Fargo employees. Some of these... Read More

National hospital chain agrees to pay $32.7 million to resolve FCA assertions

October 11, 2016 - Vibra Healthcare LLC (Vibra), a national hospital chain headquartered in Pennsylvania, agreed to pay $32.7 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that the company... Read More

‘Blowing the whistle’ for the IRS

October 4, 2016 - The IRS Whistleblower Office, established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, exists to process tips received from individuals who have knowledge of tax issues in their... Read More

Government intervenes in False Claims Act case regarding defective steel in nuclear facility

September 29, 2016 - The complaint alleges that E&P knowingly supplied defective rebar for the construction of a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste treatment facility. Read More

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