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Seventh Circuit Issues Ruling Interpreting False Claim Act Whistleblower Amendments
The Seventh Circuit recently issued a decision interpreting the anti-retaliation provisions of the FCA. The decision provides important clarifications about how courts may interpret recent amendments to this provision.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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Fourth Circuit Issues Ruling Interpreting False Claim Act Whistleblower Amendments
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision interpreting the anti-retaliation provision of the False Claims Act (FCA).
United States
21 Sep 2016
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S.D.N.Y Dismisses Former Employee's SOX And Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing a plaintiff's SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims.
United States
15 Jan 2016
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Divided Sixth Circuit Dismisses Compliance Officer's FCA Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a former compliance officer's whistleblower retaliation claim because she did not establish that she had an objectively reasonable belief that she was investigating illegal conduct when her employment was terminated.
United States
10 Nov 2015
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Proskauer Participates With Head Of SEC Whistleblower Program In 4/22/15 Webinar
Proskauer Partner Connie N. Bertram, co-head of the Whistleblowing & Retaliation Practice, participated in a webinar last week with Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. The webinar, sponsored by the American Bar Association, was entitled "New Developments in Whistleblower Claims and the SEC."
United States
29 Apr 2015
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United States
1 Apr 2015
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Proposed Rule Would Allow Contractors’ Employees To File Whistleblower Disclosures With OSC
The proposed rule would provide anti-retaliation protections for employees who make reports to the OSC.
United States
27 Jan 2015
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Sixth Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower’s Claims Made By Job Applicant
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a job applicant lacks standing to bring whistle-blower claims under the Energy Reorganization Act and the False Claims Act ("FCA") because those laws’ retaliation provisions apply only to employees.
United States
22 Nov 2014
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False Claims Act Does Not Protect An Employee Disclosing His Whistleblower History
On October 20, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that the False Claims Act ("FCA") did not protect an employee who was fired after revealing his history as a whistleblower and offering to help his new employer prevent overcharges on a government contract.
United States
25 Oct 2014
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Federal Court In District Of Columbia Dismisses Whistleblower Claims Of Former Fannie Mae Employee
The District Court for D.C. dismissed a claim brought by a former employee of Fannie Mae alleging violations of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
3 Sep 2014
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Agencies Issue Final Rule On The Recovery Of Contractor Whistleblower Legal Costs
Federal agencies issued a final rule that establishes when government contractors may recover legal costs of in defending against whistleblower retaliation lawsuits.
United States
28 Jul 2014
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Third Circuit Adopts Less Demanding FCA Pleading Standard
Last week, the Third Circuit reversed a New Jersey district court’s decision to dismiss a False Claims Act qui tam law suit.
United States
19 Jun 2014
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Second Circuit Dismisses $50 Million FCA Suit
The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act whistleblower suit seeking $50 million in damages from Huron Consulting Group Inc.
United States
28 May 2014
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First Circuit Rules On Scope Of FCA First-To-File Rule In U.S. v. Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc.
The First Circuit ruled that an earlier-filed False Claims Act complaint will preclude a later-filed complaint if it arises out of the same underlying facts.
United States
12 May 2014
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Federal Court Ruling Raises Questions About Privileged Nature Of Certain Internal Investigations
On March 6, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. must produce to a qui tam relator 89 documents relating to internal investigations conducted by the Company.
United States
26 Mar 2014
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Expanded Whistleblower Provisions Applicable To Federal Contractors And Subcontractors Take Effect
On July 1, 2013 a significant expansion of whistleblower protections for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors took effect.
United States
6 Jul 2013
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$28 Million Verdict Against Illinois Nursing Home; Liable Under False Claims Act & Illinois Whistleblower Reward And Protection Act
On February 11, 2013, a jury in federal district court in Illinois found a nursing home operator (Company) liable under the False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act for fraudulent billing and certifications.
United States
4 Mar 2013
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