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Netflix documentary ‘Icarus’ features Russian sport-doping whistleblower

Former head of Russian anti-doping agency exposes alleged state-sponsored doping A Netflix documentary to be released this Friday tells the story of a former Russian doping scientist who came to the United States in late 2015 and exposed the Russian…
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sports whistleblower, sports whistleblower, Uncategorized, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, whistleblower evidence, Whistleblower protection

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9th Cir. widens circuit split over Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections

9th Cir. widens circuit split over Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections

A recent decision from the 9th Circuit has served to widen the circuit split over whether Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections should protect internal whistleblowers.  In early March, a split 9th Circuit panel found in favor of extending Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections to…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Retaliation, Whistleblower, Whistleblower protection

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Martha Ellis sues city, mayor, and top brass

Martha Ellis sues city, mayor, and top brass

Martha Ellis, the first female battalion fire chief for the Salt Lake City Fire Department (“SLCFD”), recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Salt Lake City, after submitting a notice of claim to the city in June of this year.  Ellis,…
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Payroll Fraud, Whistleblower, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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Monsanto whistleblower gets $22M award

Monsanto whistleblower gets $22M award

At the end of last month, the SEC announced “the award of more than $22 million to a whistleblower whose detailed tip and extensive assistance helped” the SEC bring to an end a “well-hidden” fraud at Monsanto where the whistleblower…
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Dodd-Frank Act, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection

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Retaliation claim settled by Phoenix VA whistleblower

Brandon Coleman testifies before Congress regarding accountability and retaliation

Embattled Phoenix VA whistleblower Brandon Coleman has settled his retaliation claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which was taken up and investigated by the Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”).  Following the settlement, Coleman returned to work at the VA…
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Veterans Affairs, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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CFTC pays whistleblower $10 million

CFTC Whistleblower Program

Until recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program had only paid out two whistleblower awards, totaling $530,000 ($290,000 and $240,000, respectively), over the entire life of the program.  However, that changed significantly when the CFTC announced…
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CFTC Whistleblower Program, Dodd-Frank Act, IRS, IRS Tax Whistleblower Program, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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IRS Whistleblower Office paid $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015

IRS Whistleblower Office

It appears that the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Whistleblower Office is finally opening up to the idea of whistleblowers.  According to an annual IRS report to Congress, the IRS Whistleblower Office paid out $103 million to whistleblowers in 2015, which…
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IRS, Tax Fraud, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection

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Medicare and Medicaid whistleblower claims rising

A whistleblower in a Medicare case has protection under the law. Consult a whistleblower attorney to protect your rights.

As health care enrollments under the Affordable Care Act increase each year, the potential for healthcare waste, fraud and abuse has also increased. To deter heathcare fraud, the government has whistleblower laws to protect individuals who reveal wrongdoing, especially within…
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False Claims Act, Medicaid, medical fraud, Medicare, Qui Tam, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower protection

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