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Jan 20 2018

SEC Whistleblower Law

#sec #whistleblower # The SEC Whistleblower Program — Monetary Awards for Reporting Securities Violations The SEC Whistleblower Program pays significant monetary awards to persons who assist the Securities and Exchange Commission in the enforcement of U.S. securities laws. Established by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the program provides such incentives to individuals who report violations of the laws that govern a wide range of activities in the financial markets and in the activities of U.S. companies doing business abroad. In enforcement actions resulting in more than $1 million in sanctions, SEC whistleblowers are entitled to receive between 10 and 30 …

Jan 18 2018

Whistleblower Retaliation Could Land You in Trouble

#whistleblower #lawsuits, #managing #employees # Whistleblower Retaliation Could Land You in Trouble You must always avoid any retaliation against whistleblowers when they come forward with complaints. There are both state and federal laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. that protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their companies and employers. If you or your company engages in retaliation against a whistleblower who complains of fraud. illegal activities or other wrongful dealings in the workplace, you are risking a lawsuit brought by the worker. In addition, you could face criminal prosecution if the circumstances are correct. A whistleblower is an employee who …

Jan 12 2018

Whistleblower cases

#whistleblower #cases # Whistleblower What is a ‘Whistleblower’ A whistleblower is anyone who has and reports insider knowledge of illegal activities occurring in an organization. Whistleblowers can be employees, suppliers, contractors, clients or any individual who somehow becomes aware of illegal activities taking place in a business either through witnessing the behavior or being told about it. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation under various programs created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BREAKING DOWN ‘Whistleblower’ Different organizations are interested in different sets of illegal activities reported by whistleblowers. While OSHA is …

Sep 5 2017

Medical Equipment Fraud – Leading Whistleblower Law Firm #what #is #the #whistleblower #law

# Medical Equipment Fraud Medical equipment fraud typically starts with the manufacturer, from failure to report adverse events. to off-label marketing. to providing financial inducements/kickbacks. Usually, pressure is brought to bear on company employees, particularly sales representatives, to produce results and cultivate business. These products can include cardiac and orthopedic devices as well as neuroprosthetics (neural prosthetics), medical robots, and microchip implants. One-third of the market share for medical devices is owned by Medtronic Inc. General Electric Company (GE), and St. Jude Medical Inc. Cardiac rhythm management devices (defibrillators, pacemakers, etc.) are the largest source of revenue for both Medtronic …

Aug 4 2017

Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC #fair #housing, #fair #lending, #police #accountability, #public #accommodations, #employment #discrimination

# The Firm Relman, Dane Colfax is a civil rights law firm based in Washington, D.C. with additional offices in Ohio and New Mexico. We litigate civil rights cases in the areas of housing, lending, employment, public accommodations, education, and police accountability. Our national practice includes individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who have suffered discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, source of income, and sexual orientation. The firm also provides legal counsel to progressive companies that demonstrate a commitment to best practices in the way …

Jul 7 2017

Whistleblower Litigation – Blackmon – Blackmon PLLC, Law Firm #whistleblower #litigation

# Whistleblower Litigation What are so-called Whistleblower laws? In 1863, Congress enacted the False Claims Act (FCA) to hold individuals and companies responsible when they defraud governmental programs. The FCA includes what is called “qui tam,” shorthand for a Latin term, a provision that allows a person not affiliated with the government to file claims on behalf of the government. This has come to be known as “whistleblowing,” because the person is drawing attention to fraud, or “blowing the whistle” on foul play. The “qui tam” provision of the FCA allows citizens to sue on behalf of the government and …