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Articles in Channel: Whistleblower Law
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual last year. The new manual includes some improvements for whistleblowers, such as accepting oral complaints (which is particularly helpful in meeting the short 30-day time limits for...
Study by the Center for Public Integrity Finds State Governments at Risk for Corruption...Surprise Surprise
Study by the Center for Public Integrity Finds State Governments at Risk for Corruption An excellent study just released by the Center for Public Integrity finds state governments to be at risk for corruption -- you can check out a WaPo article on the topic here. It is high time someone put a...
Occupy EPA is marching again. On Friday, March 30, 2012, at 12 noon, they will march from Franklin Square Park (13th & I Sts NW in Washington, DC) to the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Federal Triangle, Washington DC). There, at 1:00...
The commissioned corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) work on the cutting edge of federal research and policy on diseases, medical devices, public health, global warming and our environment. Yet, they fall into an exclusion from the...
In a major decision clarifying the scope of the FRSA, OSHA confirms that a railroad's denial, delay, or interference with an injured employee's medical treatment constitutes adverse action recoverable under FRSA Section (a)(4). Section (a)(4) protects employees from adverse action due to the...
Attorney Stephen Kohn today presented oral argument on behalf of former federal prosecutor and whistleblower Richard Convertino (pictured). Convertino is seeking reversal of an order issued last year by Chief U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington, DC. That order dismissed...
Whistleblower disclosures have helped the federal government make some of its biggest recoveries from fraudsters. In the Obama administration alone, the government recovered over $21 billion thanks to whistleblowers using the “qui tam” procedure under the False Claims Act (FCA). The...
A recent case in the District of Massachusetts provides a good illustration of the application of the False Claims Act’s public disclosure and first-to-file bars in health care fraud cases. See United States ex rel. Bartz v. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. et al., Civil Action No....
In a long-awaited ground-breaking decision, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals today held that an employer engages in unlawful retaliation when it adds a new demand for a release as a condition for concluding a consulting agreement. The case is Propp v. Counterpart International and LeLaulu,...
Yesterday's conviction of Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford generated much news. Most of the coverage, however, is missing the role of whistleblower Leyla Wydler. Two weeks ago on Honesty Without Fear, I interviewed Eyal Press about his new book, Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks,...