Whistleblower News & Articles

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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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Whistleblowers’ Guide To HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPAA establishes privacy and security standards for health care providers and other covered entities. These standards prevent the release of patient identifying...
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Digital Realty – Elevating Form Over Function to the Detriment of SEC Whistleblower Protection

The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers.  In that case, the Court held that the SEC whistleblower program protection does not apply to internal...
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Jeffrey Werkin: Former DOJ Attorney Sentenced for Trying to Sell Sealed Whistleblower Complaints

Jeffrey Wertkin was a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud section of  the Department of Justice. In that role, Wertkin led more than 20 major corporate fraud investigations and prosecutions...
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Are Massive Pharmaceutical Settlements Deterring Fraud?

Judges, prosecutors and False Claims Act whistleblower attorneys have been asking whether massive pharmaceutical settlements are deterring fraud or are just a cost of doing business for companies. Record Pharmaceutical...
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Perils of the Fast Lane – Florida Doctor Sentenced to 17 Years

A Florida doctor will be spending the next 17 years behind bars for defrauding Medicare. Back in the days when we were at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, we used to...
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