Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
Episode 155-Mara Senn on FCPA Investigations and the Decision to Self-Disclose
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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 117-the Avon FCPA Enforcement Action
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
US lawmakers seek push out details.
US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the country’s banking regulators asking for information concerning the effect of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank act...more
Last Wednesday, the Senate passed with unanimous consent the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (“CAARA”) after minor tweaks to two definitions. CAARA provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who...more
Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise. OSHA, who governs complaints for over 20 whistleblower statutes, reports a 58% increase in whistleblower...more
As reported by New York Law Journal reporter Ben Bedell, the New York’s Appellate Division, First Department recently held that employees could file suit against their former employer for both sexual harassment and violation...more
Working in and around airplanes can be a dangerous occupation. Some of the most common hazards include head injuries, crushing injuries, serious musculoskeletal damage and exposure to infectious diseases. In a recent case, an...more
Picking this month’s top 10 was really, really hard. However, since I knew you wouldn’t appreciate a 12 page list of recommendations, I forced myself to narrow it down. Here are July’s top ten articles we think you shouldn’t...more
Among the challenges for health care providers facing whistleblower lawsuits is the discovery that a whistleblower has secretly taken the provider’s documents or data. What options are available to the provider? In the recent...more
On July 17, 2015, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of over $3 million to a company insider who provided information that “helped the SEC crack a complex fraud.” This payout represents the third highest award under the...more
On July 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a qui tam relator from a False Claims Act suit, holding that the False Claims Act requires dismissal of a relator convicted...more
The SEC filed three actions following-up on its settled proceeding against Oppenheimer for selling millions of shares of unregistered penny stocks. Each individual settled with the agency. In addition, the Commission brought...more
On July 12, 2015, the state of Wisconsin passed a budget that, along with many expected cuts, additions, and tweaks, unexpectedly repealed Wisconsin’s False Claims for Medical Assistance Act—the state’s version of the federal...more
On July 17, 2015, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $3 million to a “company insider” whose information assisted the SEC in unveiling a “complex fraud.” This payout (which is the SEC’s third largest)...more
On Friday, July 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it will award more than $3 million to a company insider who helped the SEC “crack a complex fraud.”...more
Whistleblowers continue to reap extraordinary awards under Dodd-Frank’s “bounty” program in exchange for bringing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “original” information that leads to a successful enforcement...more
Alisia and David blew the whistle on their former employer, Nurses’ Registry & Home Health, for sending gift baskets and ticket events to doctors who referred patients to the home health operation. Their qui tam suit alleged...more
Court has the opportunity to assess the use of statistical sampling/extrapolation as a method to prove FCA liability or damages.
Courts require that plaintiffs prove each element of a legal claim with evidence — mere...more
On July 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that an employee who monitors corporate compliance—a so-called “watchdog” employee—can engage in protected activity by blowing the whistle under the New Jersey...more
A relator convicted of criminal conduct is precluded from sharing in related FCA recoveries, irrespective of degree of culpability.
On July 16, a US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit panel upheld the dismissal from...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit prevented a False Claims Act (“FCA”) relator from receiving a share of a $19 million settlement stemming from the defendant’s alleged false billing on a nuclear cleanup...more
A recap of popular whistleblower-focused posts on JD Supra, July, 2015....more
On July 15, 2015 in a 5-0 decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued its long awaited decision in Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., which affirmed and modified the Appellate Division’s ruling that employees, whose core job...more
The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $3 million to a company insider whose information helped the SEC crack a complex fraud. The multi-million dollar payout is the third highest award to date under the SEC’s...more
On January 8, 2015, the Fourth Circuit determined that, amid a circuit split, the “implied certification” theory of liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) was viable in the Fourth Circuit. United States v. Triple...more
Trends & Analysis -
..We have identified 36 health care–related qui tam cases that have been unsealed since the cases covered in our last Qui Tam Update. Of these cases, eight were filed within the last year. A number...more
The False Claims Act makes it illegal to obtain government money through false claims. Under the Act a private party, known as a relator, may bring a civil suit on the government’s behalf against an entity that has allegedly...more
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