Record Whistleblower Award by the CFTC


The Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) gave out the largest whistleblower award in its history on July 12, 2018: $30 million under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. The... Read More

First SEC Award Paid Under the “Safe Harbor” Rule


A former company insider will be awarded more than $2.2 million by the SEC for providing crucial information that led to a substantial Securities and Exchange Commission... Read More

Blowing The Whistle

SC Man Liable in $51 Million Whistleblower Case


Three separate qui tam cases that ended up being litigated as one concluded on January 31, 2018, when a federal jury handed down a unanimous verdict of... Read More

Two New Top Ten SEC Whistleblower Awards

Brave New World: Cryptocurrencies and Whistleblowers


Cryptocurrencies—of which the best-known is Bitcoin—have appeared in financial news stories with increasing frequency during 2017 and early 2018. Perhaps you’ve read about daily swings of $1,000... Read More

Shocking Wrongdoing Alleged in Whistleblower Pharma Case

More Than $20 Million in Recent SEC WB Awards


Three recent whistleblower awards in one week—one announced on December 5, 2017, and two on November 30, 2017—totaled over $20 million. The three whistleblowers helped the Securities... Read More

“Reckless Disregard” and the FCA


With certain investigations into violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), a critical issue is whether someone knew that wrongdoing was taking place. Under the FCA, “knowing”... Read More

Shocking Wrongdoing Alleged in Whistleblower Pharma Case

The “Duty Speech” Doctrine and Whistleblowers


Workers who blow the whistle on illegal actions generally are—and should be—protected from retaliation by their employer and others. Protection from retaliatory measures is a fair system... Read More

Bert Louthian Representing Client in Lawsuit Against SCANA


South Carolina residents have likely seen several headlines recently regarding energy-based holding company SCANA and several lawsuits that have been filed against the company. Charges against SCANA... Read More

US citizenship and immigration services

Tesla Caught in Visa Whistleblower Case


Many of the False Claims Act’s (FCA) cases concern Medicare fraud, defense contractor fraud, and financial industry fraud, so we read about these topics often. One type... Read More

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