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BU Whistleblower Course Law Students Shine

This fall marked the second time Boston University School of Law has offered a three credit seminar course entitled Whistleblower Law and Practice, taught by WLC Co-Founder Bob Thomas.  Structured...
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CleanSlate Agrees to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

CleanSlate, a nationwide chain of opioid treatment centers agreed to pay $4.5 million to partially settle a False Claims Act case.  The case, originally brought by a client of the...
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Whistleblower Reward Programs Work Say Harvard Researchers

Three Harvard Business School professors recently published a detailed study of whistleblower programs.  Specifically, the professors studied 5,000 False Claims Act (FCA) suits filed by whistleblowers.  Their conclusion: whistleblower reward...
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2021 False Claims Act Penalties

In December, DOJ updated the 2021 False Claims Act penalties to a range of $11,803 to $23,607. False Claims Act penalties are mandatory for each separate violation of the law.  A...
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False Claims Act Penalties: A Complete Guide

The False Claims Act requires a penalty for each each violation. The FCA penalty amount also increases with inflation each year. Currently, False Claims Act penalties range as high as $23,607...
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DOJ Seeks Cyber-Fraud Whistleblowers

In October 2021, the Department of Justice announced a new initiative seeking Cyber-Fraud Whistleblowers.  The initiative targets federal contractors who fail to comply with government cybersecurity requirements.  In addition, the...
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