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SEC Whistleblower Update
The Supreme Court recently clarified the scope of SEC whistleblower retaliation provisions.
United States
14 Mar 2018
European Commission Launches New Cartel Reporting Tool, Member States Laud The Role Of Whistleblowers
European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager made news when she announced that the European Commission launched a new IT system enabling individuals to anonymously report cartel activity.
European Union
10 Apr 2017
Protecting Against SEC Whistleblower Enforcement Actions: Employment And Severance Agreements
Large fines have recently been imposed against public companies due to using confidentiality provisions that violate whistleblower provisions under federal securities law.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Eleventh Circuit Says Whistleblower's Suit Should Never Have Been Heard
On November 8, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision in U.S. ex rel. Saldivar v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc...
United States
21 Nov 2016
Affordable Care Act Whistleblower Complaint Procedures
Employees who believe they have been retaliated against in violation of Title I of the ACA may file a complaint with OSHA.
United States
21 Oct 2016
Severance Agreement Challenges
The health system general counsel may wish to take note of recent SEC enforcement actions with respect to severance agreements...
United States
12 Oct 2016
Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Ex-Employee's Retaliation Suit
On August 22, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in Carlson v. DynCorp International LLC, affirming the district court's dismissal of an ex-employee's retaliation suit under the FCA...
United States
2 Sep 2016
Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Where Whistleblower Offered No Evidence Of The Requisite Scienter
On March 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in favor of Kaner Medical Group and its owner, David Kaner.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Helping Government Investigate Alleged "Fraud" Is Insufficient To Support Retaliation Claim
Retaliation claims under the False Claims Act (FCA) by purported whistleblowers are a dime a dozen.
United States
11 Dec 2015
Whistleblower Wins Reinstatement Fight, Demonstrating The Need For Detailed Personnel Files
Shortly before Townsend was terminated, his corporate credit card had been suspended for about six months, because his wife had inadvertently used his expense reimbursements from Bayer to pay other bills.
United States
12 May 2015
SECís Large Payouts To Compliance-Officer Whistleblowers Highlight Need For Companies To Pay Prompt Attention
Under SEC rules, disclosures of misconduct by those whose principal duties are related to compliance or internal auditing do not qualify as "original information" eligible for whistleblower status.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of State Tax Qui Tam Lawsuit
The Relator law firm has been engaged in the filing of Illinois use tax lawsuits against internet retailers under the Act since at least 2003.
United States
15 Apr 2015
FCA Whistleblower Litigation Remains A Potent Threat To Health Care Providers
With the Department of Justiceís recently announced 2014 statistics, the United States has recovered nearly $23 billion from False Claims Act (FCA") litigation since 2009.
United States
12 Feb 2015
Whistleblowing In China And The United States
Recent events in China underscore the importance of dealing effectively with whistleblowers.
24 Sep 2013
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