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New York False Claims Act Recovers $36 Million For Unused Gift Card Balances

New York State recently used its state false claims act to recover $36 million from H&M for failing to turn over unused gift card balances.  In addition to the federal...
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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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Government Whistleblowing: Bob Thomas Examines the Cases of Ellsberg, Felt, and Snowden with BU Law Students

In a Boston University Law School seminar on Whistleblower Law and Practice taught by WLC co-founder Bob Thomas, students started the semester examining whistleblowing in the national security context. Whistleblowers...
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SEC Whistleblower Program Reaches $1 Billion Milestone

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now paid more than $1 billion to whistleblowers since its bounty program began in 2012. The SEC Whistleblower program awards whistleblowers for...
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Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Case Settled

Last week, DOJ announced the first civil settlement to resolve allegations of fraud against the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The settling defendants are SlideBelts Inc. (a California-based online retailer) and...
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Grant Fraud: Rice and Duke Universities Pay Millions to Resolve False Claims Act Cases

Last month, Rice University settled claims that it engaged in grant fraud involving National Science Foundation (NSF) funds. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Rice would pay over $3.7...
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