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August 25, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Pennsylvania Hospital Faces False Claims Act, Wrongful Retaliation Allegations

In a False Claims Act and wrongful retaliation lawsuit filed earlier this year, a former Montgomery County laboratory technician is making startling allegations against Abington Hospital and its administration, including the assertion that she was unfairly threatened with termination following her decision to expose alleged billing discrepancies. The cause of action, which […]
July 18, 2014 False Claims Act Information

Know Your Rights as a Whistleblower: Workplace Anti-Retaliation Rules

Making the decision to come forward as a whistleblower often takes both courage and gumption. The negative consequences that have faced whistleblowers range from unkindness to threats of violence – and everything in between. For whistleblowers planning to expose fraud in the workplace, many fear that their decision to expose […]
June 26, 2013 False Claims Act Legal News

OSHA Whistleblower to Receive $820,000 Reward

After a long four-year legal battle against his former employer, a whistleblower has finally received justice. Bob Whitmore, a former Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employee, alleged he was terminated from his position within the government agency after publicly criticizing its response to companies who under report workplace injuries. […]
June 17, 2013 False Claims Act Legal News

Bill Introduced to Extend Whistleblower Protections to Offshore Oil and Gas Workers

During the last decade, alarming numbers of offshore oil and gas facilities have been found in violation of industry or federal laws, putting worker safety and the environment at risk. Currently, there are no whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions protecting offshore oil and gas facilities workers. As a result, vast numbers of […]
June 14, 2013 SEC Fraud

Court Rules Employee is Entitled to Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

Setting an important precedent for all SEC whistleblowers, a district court recently issued a ruling concerning the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. Last month, the court ruled that whistleblowers need not report incidents of fraud directly to the United States Securities and Exchange […]
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