Category: Whistleblower

Whistleblower Protection Against Retaliation by Employers

Whistleblower Protection Provided Under SEC Law Federal law mandates that, if a company is publicly traded, they must report earnings and other financial information to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).  In 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was[...]

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Whistleblower FAQ

What is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is a person, usually an employee, who reports the illegal practices or misconduct of an individual, company or even a government contractor. There can be both internal and external whistleblowers.[...]

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Whistleblower Lawsuits Continue to Grow in 2014

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has released its report on whistleblower complaints for Fiscal Year 2014 which ended on September 30, 2014.  The Report stated that the SEC[...]

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Whistleblower Award Nets $30 Million for Informant

Audet & Partners, LLP has learned that the Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to pay out around $30 million to an individual who called ongoing fraud to the government's attention.  The fraud in question apparently[...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Boston Scientific

Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Boston Scientific Proceeds in Federal Court

A whistleblower lawsuit brought by former employees of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. accuses the company of presenting fraudulent claims and engaging in an kickback scheme with doctors involving its Precision Plus spinal cord stimulation system. Two[...]

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Omnicare Nets $124 Million for Federal Government

The Federal government has accepted a $124 million settlement from Omnicare to resolve several claims initiated by company employees who reported illegal kickbacks and other improprieties to regulators.  Omnicare is the largest provider of pharmaceuticals and[...]

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Whistleblower Lawsuits On The Rise

Whistleblower claims, or "qui tam" lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, increased to 753 in 2013, an increase of almost 20% over the previous year.*  These claims resulted in aggregate net recoveries to the[...]

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Whistleblower Protection Now Extends to Employees of Private Contractors

The United States Supreme Court has extended whistleblower protections to private contractors of public companies. The Wall Street Journal reported on the Court’s March 4, 2014 decision wherein the court, in a 6-3 decision led by[...]