Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
A Price Worth Paying?
SEC Whistleblower Program: What Employers Need to Know
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
First SEC whistleblower award-6 lessons learned
Whistleblower Tax Suits on the Rise
Today the SEC announced that it will pay $30 million to a whistleblower in the largest award ever doled out by the agency.
This news is monumental and will send shock waves around the financial world—along with gut...more
A large operator of acute-care hospitals reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve multiple whistleblower lawsuits, which alleged the company knowingly defrauded government healthcare systems...more
The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently filed a joint amicus curiae brief with several other associations, including the American Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America,...more
A couple of recent whistleblower cases that have received national attention show the large divide that still exists in the way that these cases can progress. The first case saw the SEC award a whistleblower $400,000 for...more
Reminder to Tennessee whistleblowers and employers: a Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”) suit only works if the purported whistleblower has a reasonable belief that what occurred was actually illegal.
New Criminal Division Review Process for Qui Tam Complaints Expands Main Justice Involvement and Threatens Greater Criminal Exposure in Whistleblower Investigations.
The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal...more
OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (“WPAC”) met on September 3-4, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA, addressed the Committee and discussed recent results and initiatives of OSHA’s...more
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration will seek to remove the $1.6 million cap on rewards to whistleblowers who provide evidence of criminal conduct by financial executives under the 1989 Financial...more
The G20 Say... "Priority number one: whistleblowing" -
Whistleblower protection laws have been in place for over two decades in some countries. But it's only recently that affective laws and procedures have begun to be...more
The last time we heard about Susan Thayer’s whistleblower suit against Planned Parenthood, a federal district court in Iowa had thrown it out because she hadn’t provided any specific examples of fraud and therefore had failed...more
In This Issue:
- Regulation: Long-Awaited Money Market Fund Rules Adopted
- SEC Staff Offers Guidance Regarding Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms
- SEC Staff Closes Loophole on BDC Asset...more
My mom and dad both have jobs in medicine, so I am some what familiar with how doctors, nurses, and specialists run their practice. My mom works with cancer patients so when I came across this rather shocking article about a...more
How do you manage your whistleblower complaints?
Getting employees to speak up when they see signs of wrongdoing is hard. Many employees struggle with initially "taking the plunge" (because that's how it may feel) for...more
As more claimants take advantage of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) whistleblower program created under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, courts have increasingly been called upon to decipher the law's...more
Last week, a New Jersey federal court allowed medical device maker Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. (“Boston Scientific”) to proceed with counterclaims against two of its former employees for violating their contracts...more
A whistleblower alleged that the manufacturer knowingly violated the Trade Agreements Act’s country of origin requirement.
Government contractors must agree that the products they sell to the U.S. government under...more
For companies in certain business sectors, such as defense contracting and health care, insider-whistleblower lawsuits under the U.S. False Claims Act are a familiar threat. But Pillsbury client Victaulic, the world’s leading...more
On August 29, 2014, two whistleblower developments of particular interest to health care and life science entities emerged from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,...more
On August 29, 2014, the Eighth Circuit ruled that False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblowers with knowledge of employer billing practices are not necessarily required to identify specific examples of fraud to survive a Rule 9(b)...more
There's a lot to consider when getting ready to launch a whistleblower system. What policies and codes need to be developed to support the system? What types of reporting do you need? How do you measure success? And of...more
On August 14, 2014, in Liu Meng-Lin v. Siemens AG, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held that the whistleblowing provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more
37-year-old Kun Huang, a Chinese-Canadian citizen, is finally returning to his home in Vancouver after spending the past two years in a Chinese jail. During his time there, he was briefly released on bail, but quickly...more
Whistleblower complaints filed under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) that might previously have been dismissed because they exceed the 30-day statute of limitations may find new life as...more
On December 19, 2013, in a highly anticipated decision, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit awarded $24 million in civil penalties under the False Claims Act (FCA), despite the fact that the whistleblower prosecuting...more
Last Friday’s Eighth Circuit decision in Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland favored the whistleblower in the ongoing controversy over specificity requirements in False Claims Act actions. The split had been even...more
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