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Littler Mendelson Reports Uptick In Whistleblower Matters And Formalizes Practice Group
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - Littler Mendelson P.C. , the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, reports a 25 percent increase in the number of whistleblower and retaliation claims the firm has handled between 2009 and 2011 as a result... Read More

Gibson Dunn Forms Team To Counsel Clients On New Whistleblower Regulations
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has formed a multidisciplinary Whistleblower Team to offer experienced, comprehensive counsel on the full range of issues that arise under the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) final whistleblower... Read More

Senior SEC Attorney Joins Labaton Sucharow To Launch Whistleblower Practice
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Jordan A. Thomas, a 16-year veteran of the federal government, has announced that he has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to join Labaton Sucharow LLP and launch its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Labaton Sucharow... Read More

Employer Compliance Guidance for Whistleblower Provisions Under New Food Safety Modernization Act
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

As previously reported by Keller and Heckman LLP, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. While most of the provisions regarding stricter food safety standards will not be effective until 2012, FSMA... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: 8th Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Jacqueline N. Acosta In an August 7, 2014 opinion, the Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s suit alleging that a number of pain pump device makers had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by marketing their pain pumps for... Read More

ARB Holds Sarbanes-Oxley Act's Whistleblower Protections Apply to Employees of Contractors to Publicly Traded Companies, Rejects First Circuit Decision to the Contrary
Posted on 9 Jun 2012 by Williams Mullen

BY: IGOR M. BABICHENKO In yet another decision expanding whistleblower protection, the Administrative Review Board ("ARB") recently held that Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") affords whistleblower protection to an employee... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: 7th Circuit Rejects Public-Disclosure Bar in Qui Tam Case
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Eric G. Pearson A cardinal rule of a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act is that the relator must be the information’s original source. In United States ex rel. Heath v. Wisconsin Bell, Inc. , No. 12-3383 (7th Cir. July 28... Read More

Word Of The Year For Securities Litigation: 'Whistleblower'
Posted on 24 May 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

A number of different organizations generate annual publicity for themselves by designating a word (or words) of the year . We are not yet half way through 2011 but I am already prepared to propose my own candidate for this year's word of the year... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: For Whom the Whistle Blows: Analysis Of The American Apparel Shareholder Derivative Litigation From A Whistleblower Perspective
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Mary Pivec and Igor M. Babichenko I. INTRODUCTION On July 31, 2012, the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed without prejudice a shareholder derivative suit against American Apparel and its individual directors... Read More

Whistleblower Update 2013 — What You Need To Know — Complimentary CLE Webinar
Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Recent amendments to a number of whistleblower laws and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act have made maintaining a whistleblower claim easier for employees in many cases. On February 13, 2013, at 2 P.M. ET , LexisNexis® presents Whistleblower Update... Read More

HP Reaches Settlement With DOJ In Kickbacks Case
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations... Read More

Toxic Nevada Mine Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million From BP, ARCO
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RENO, Nev. - (AP) Neighbors of a toxic mine in northern Nevada have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP America and Atlantic Richfield Co. accusing them of intentionally and negligently concealing the extent of the contamination leaking off the abandoned... Read More

DynCorp To Pay $7.7 Million In Whistleblower Case
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Leading U.S. contractor DynCorp International has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it submitted false claims for a State Department civilian police training program in Iraq. The Justice Department announced... Read More

Verizon Pays $93.5 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Verizon Communications Inc. has paid $93.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by Stephen Shea, a "whistleblower" in 2007... Read More