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Entries in whistleblower award (80)

Thursday
Nov052015

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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Monday
Nov022015

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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Thursday
Oct152015

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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Thursday
Sep102015

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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Friday
Aug072015

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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Thursday
Jul232015

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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Friday
Jul172015

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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Thursday
Jun252015

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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Thursday
May212015

PharMerica whistleblower collects $4.3 million 

A pharmacist from Waukesha, Wisconsin who was fired after she told federal authorities her employer might be dispensing dangerous drugs without a doctor's prescription was awarded $4.3 million Thursday as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Tuesday
May192015

UPS whistleblower awarded $3.75 million

A former United Parcel Service employee who alleged the company submitted false claims to the federal government for delivery of Next Day Air overnight packages will collect $3.75 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement, the DOJ said Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Apr292015

SEC awards Paradigm Capital whistleblower $600,000 for retaliation

Candace King Weir (Image courtesy of Paradigm Capital Management)The former head trader at Paradigm Capital Management who was demoted and marginalized after reporting conflicts of interest to the SEC was awarded more than $600,000 Tuesday in the agency's first enforcement action based on retaliation against a whistleblower.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officer awarded $1.5 million under SEC whistleblower program

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award Wednesday of about $1.5 million to a compliance professional who provided information for an enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company.

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