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New Leader of SEC Whistleblower Office Announced

The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Whistleblower Office announced the appointment of a new leader on February 18, 2011. Sean McKessy will head the new whistleblower office in the Division of Enforcement. Administration of whistleblower prov… Read More
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Department Of Justice Releases New Statistics About Sealed False Claims And Qui Tam Cases

At the beginning of February, the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, released a number of statistics regarding qui tam cases filed under the False Claims Act. As of January 4, 2011 there were 1,341… Read More
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Corporate America Weighs In On SEC Whistleblower Rules

More than two dozen large U.S. companies including Google, Inc. and General Electric Co. have written letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking the agency to revise its proposed rules for awarding bounties to workers who report corpora… Read More
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Health Care and Government Contractor Fraud Overview

Health Care and Government contractor fraud can potentially bankrupt America’s health care benefit programs and defense funds. These actions only enrich those commiting the fraud. The damages can be staggering and the ongoing actions of many pe… Read More
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Whistleblowers To The Rescue - Again!

Today (February 3, 2011) The Wall Street Journal reports that the attorneys general in California and Virginia are investigating whether banks overcharged public pension funds by tens of millions of dollars for foreign-exchange transactions. Other st… Read More
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IRS Whistleblowers Could Recover More Rewards

The IRS modified its rules last year which seemingly made it even more difficult for whistleblowers to collect rewards on reports of uncollected taxes to the IRS. Whistleblowers and their attorneys have tried, unsuccessfully, for years to ensure that… Read More
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History of the False Claims Act

It’s really very simple! When you order ten pounds of ground pepper to be delivered in a container from a supplier, the total combined weight of the container and pepper should be greater than ten pounds. The container weighs something. The tot… Read More
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Are For-Profit Colleges Providing Value for Their Students?

Recent lawsuit filings naming for-profit colleges as defendants would indicate there is a disconnect between the value of course credits and the cost of the course credits. Time and time again students are too late discovering that course credits the… Read More
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Criminal Charges Sought Against Glaxo Lawyer

Former Glaxo Attorney, Lauren Stevens, has been charged with falsifying documents to influence a federal agency, obstructing an official proceeding, and making false statements to the FDA, according to an indictment issued by the United States Justic… Read More
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GlaxoSmithKline Settles Case for $750M; Whistleblower Receives over $90M

GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical company, will pay $750 million to settle a case that alleged it sold and manufactured contaminated drugs. The Company will pay $150 million in criminal fines and $600 million in civil penalties. These fines a… Read More
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