Sometimes it might seem as if whistleblower suits and multi-million dollar settlements happen only in other places. But we’ve got a case from late July, 2016, that occurred in the federal court right here in Columbia. Lexington Medical Center, located in West Columbia, SC, agreed to pay $17 million in a qui tam case brought by a whistleblower under the provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA). A qui tam suit initiated under...
Five Gardena, California, companies have agreed to settle allegations, to the tune of $5.8 million, that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA). En Pointe Gov. Inc., En Pointe Technologies Inc., En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., Dominguez East Holdings LLC, and Din Global Corp. were charged with misrepresenting that they were small businesses in order to gain special contracts limited to small businesses from 2011 to 2014. ...
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring July 30, 2016, to be National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. On this day, all federal agencies are encouraged to tell all “employees, contractors working on behalf of United States taxpayers, and members of the public about the legal rights of citizens of the United States to ‘blow the whistle’ by honest and good faith reporting of misconduct, fraud, misdemeanors...
In June, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its second-largest award since its whistleblower program began five years ago. A former employee provided a “detailed tip that substantially advanced” the SEC’s investigation and its enforcement action. Andrew Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, stated in a release, “The information and assistance provided by this whistleblower...

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