Tag: Whistleblower

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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[...]

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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 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[...]

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Whistleblower Lawsuits and False Claims Act Recoveries For Health Care Fraud Net $2.6 Billion For Federal Government in 2013

In its continuing effort to safeguard expenditures of taxpayer dollars, the United States Justice Department has reported a 2013 recovery of $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments resolving a myriad of whistleblower lawsuits and False Claims[...]