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Entries in whistleblower award (84)


Are whistleblower reward programs really a good idea? 

The SEC’s office of the whistleblower awards money to individuals who provide tips that lead to successful enforcement actions where recoveries are more than $1 million.

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Four whistleblowers collect $11 million in for-profit college ‘recruitment mill’ settlement

Four whistleblowers who filed separate False Claims Act lawsuits against the operator of for-profit colleges that alleged recruiting fraud will split more than $11 million after the suits were settled Monday.

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SEC: More FCPA whistleblower tips in FY2015, but fewer tips overall from abroad

Eric Young of McEldrew YoungThe SEC received 16 percent more tips from whistleblowers concerning suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in fiscal year 2015 than it did the previous year, according to the annual report released by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower. 

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SEC reports 2015 whistleblower results: 4,000 tips from every state and 61 foreign countries

The SEC Office of the Whistleblower has just released its annual report to Congress, revealing the program’s growth and providing powerful evidence that we are truly living in the age of the whistleblower.

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SEC limits award to $325,000 for ‘hesitant’ whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday announced a whistleblower award of $325,000 to a former investment firm employee who missed a bigger payout by waiting too long before tipping the agency about a fraud.

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NetCracker whistleblower collects $2.3 million for reporting security clearance lapses

A former employee of NetCracker Technology Corp. was awarded more than $2.3 after he filed a False Claims Act suit against NetCracker and Computer Sciences Corp. that alleged the companies assigned individuals without security clearances to work on a Department of Defense contract.

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Frédéric St-Martin: Legal incentives for whistleblowing in the private sector

As mentioned in a prior post, ex post protective measures for whistleblowers are insufficient on their own. Considering the economic benefits brought by effective reporting mechanisms, private firms need to adopt proactive measures that will avoid whistleblower victimization and lead to meaningful organizational change.

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Frédéric St-Martin: Should whistleblowers’ motives matter?

Do motives matter for assessing the legitimacy of whistleblower allegations? This issue is currently subject to debate in Canada as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are respectively considering and testing reward-based schemes for whistleblowers.

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NuVasive whistleblower collects $2.2 million in false claims settlement

California-based medical device maker NuVasive Inc. agreed to pay the United States $13.5 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to induce doctors to use the company’s spinal fusion system. 

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Whistleblowers share $1.8 million in for-profit school FCA settlement

Five whistleblowers who alleged a chain of for-profit schools admitted unqualified students and created fake high school diplomas for them will split $1.8 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Corporate insider collects $3 million as SEC whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award Friday of more than $3 million to a company insider whose information helped crack a complex fraud. 

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Doctor and nurse could collect up to $135 million from DaVita whistleblower suit

A doctor and nurse who used to work for DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. could collect up to $135 million from a $450 million settlement the company paid to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

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