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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Whistleblowers Must Report To SEC To Be Afforded Protection Under Dodd-Frank Act
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, 9-0, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers that the term "whistleblower" under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not include individuals who report violations of securities laws internally to their companies but not to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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False Claims Act Enforcement Activity Continues
New U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics released in January 2018 show that False Claims Act (FCA)...
United States
8 Feb 2018
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Proposed Regulations Attempt To Bar Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements
On January 22, 2016, the FAR Council promulgated proposed regulations that prohibit contractors and subcontractors from contractually barring their employees and subcontractors from reporting fraud, waste, or abuse...
United States
2 Feb 2016
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$125 Million Settlement For Alleged FCA Violations
In a settlement with the US DOJ, Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a skilled nursing and long-term care company, has agreed to pay the federal government more than $125 million for alleged False Claims Act violations.
United States
13 Jan 2016
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SEC Declares Open Season On Employee Agreements
On April 1, 2015, the SEC announced an enforcement action—the first of its kind—against KBR, Inc., for requiring employees involved in internal investigations to maintain confidentiality, which is in violation of the SEC's whistleblower rules.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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Health Care Workers May Think Twice Before Becoming A Relator
The Federal False Claims Act (and many similar state false claims acts) allow an individual—called a "relator"—to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States Government.
United States
30 Jan 2015
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Fifth Circuit to Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers: Call the SEC
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision last week in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA) has been hailed as a triumph for employers because it requires whistleblowers who bring retaliation claims under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to show that they suffered retaliation because they reported potential violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
24 Jul 2013
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Fifth Circuit to Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers: Call the SEC First
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision last week in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA)1 has been hailed as a win for employers because it requires whistleblowers who bring retaliation claims under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) to show that they suffered retaliation because they reported potential violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
United States
24 Jul 2013
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Seven Tips To Protect Your Facility From A False Claims Act Lawsuit
The False Claims Act is a federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies who make false claims for payment to the federal government. Many states have similar laws.
United States
15 Apr 2013
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The Government’s New Weapons Against Health Care Fraud: How To Protect Yourself And Your Organization
In the noisy public debate over the wisdom and constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the individual mandate and other insurance-related provisions have received most of the attention.
United States
17 Aug 2012
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Whistleblower Regulations Finalized By IRS: Awards For Reporting Tax Fraud Are Significant
The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations clarifying certain definitions used for purposes of calculating and paying an award to a whistleblower.
United States
16 Aug 2012
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