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EEOC issues proposed guidance on retaliation; seeking to broaden the definition of retaliatory conduct and the concept of causation.

EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued its draft proposed enforcement guidance on retaliation and related issues.  The EEOC’s proposed changes represent the first time the EEOC has sought to change its guidance on workplace retaliation in approximately…
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Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan alleged by Ex-Viacom VP in whistleblower suit

Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan

As initially reported by Reuters, a former vice president of Viacom, Inc. has sued the media giant claiming that she was fired in retaliation for her opposition to Viacom’s alleged Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan, which involved illegally avoiding paying…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Tax Fraud, Whistleblower, workplace retaliation

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Wisconsin whistleblower statute; “opinion” alone is not “information”

Wisconsin whistleblower statute

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the state Department of Justice (“DOJ”) did not violate the Wisconsin whistleblower statute when it demoted a top Internet detective, Joell Schigur, following concerns raised by the detective regarding the use of state…
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State whistleblower laws

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Internal whistleblowers protected under Dodd-Frank; 2nd Circuit holds

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in, Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, held that the Dodd-Frank Act provides protection for internal whistleblowers.  According to the Second Circuit, Dodd-Frank does not require individuals who suspect wrongdoing to report their suspicions directly to the…
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Dodd-Frank Act

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DOJ adds another 51 hospitals and $23 million to $250 million Medicare fraud allegations settlement

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced Wednesday that another 51 hospitals have settled with the government to wrap up a Medicare fraud suit filed under the False Claims Act. In 2008, the government began a federal probe sparked by allegations…
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False Claims Act, medical fraud, Medicare, Whistleblower award

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Centerra to pay $7.4 million to settle Qui Tam lawsuit

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced that Centerra Services International Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $7.4 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit in relation to alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  According to the DOJ,…
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False Claims Act, Whistleblower award

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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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