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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A former police officer is suing the eastern Oregon city of Stanfield, arguing he was fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about a ...
San Francisco (CN) - On the second full day of a whistleblower retaliation trial, the CEO of a biotech company was asked why he typed up and backdated a negative job review for the general counsel he had fired the month before.
Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, the SEC announced that BlackRock Inc. agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle charges that it improperly used separation agreements in which exiting employees were forced to waive their ability to obtain ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A former police officer is suing the eastern Oregon city of Stanfield, arguing he was fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about a lieutenant's conduct.
Jason Zuckerman is Principal of Zuckerman Law and litigates whistleblower retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete, and other employment-related claims.
The terminated agent later filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA. The federal agency did not identify the Amtrak employee, saying it is against OSHA policy to name whistleblowers. After concluding its investigation, the agency determined that the ...
In addition to the False Claims Act, you have the whistleblower program at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the whistleblower program at the Internal Revenue Service and now, the program at the Department of Transportation. Eric Young is a ...
Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives started the New Year in the 115th Congress by unanimously approving a bipartisan bill Jan. 4 to investigate retaliation against whistleblowers. Republican Congressman Rod Blum introduced ...
Xnet, a wonderful Spanish activist group, has created the anti-corruption Complaint Box, a whistleblowing platform for the city of Barcelona that allows people to file anonymous claims in a Globalleaks repository, with their anonymity protected by Tor.
A complaint filed to the Federal Aviation Administration by attorney Subodh Chandra -- on behalf of now two whistle blowers -- alleges runways at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport were not properly cleared during recent winter weather. The first ...
The good news for whistleblowers is that the Financial CHOICE Act in its current form does not alter either the whistleblower reward programs or the enhanced whistleblower protections. But there are many points throughout the legislative process at ...
San Francisco (CN) - On the second full day of a whistleblower retaliation trial, the CEO of a biotech company was asked why he typed up and backdated a negative job review for the general counsel he had fired the month before.
The City Council held a special meeting Thursday to hear the first reading of the ordinance, which Councilman John Kelley said will be on the agenda Tuesday for a vote.
whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC. Thousands of customers will be compensated for excessive credit card charges thanks to dogged efforts of 59-year-old Nicholas Wilson.
The terminated agent later filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA. The federal agency did not identify the Amtrak employee, saying it's against OSHA policy to name whistleblowers. After concluding its investigation, the agency determined that the ...
Obama's good deed, however, should not obliterate his otherwise awful legacy on whistleblowers and leakers. Under Obama's administration, more people were investigated and prosecuted for leaks than under all other U.S.
If Obama, with his liberal sympathies and background in constitutional law, presided over nine prosecutions of whistleblowers under the Espionage Act, one can only imagine what a Trump Department of Justice will do when confronted with leaks that ...
"I call on governments worldwide to put an end to multiple campaigns of defamation, mobbing and even prosecution of whistleblowers like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, the Luxleakers Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet and the tax corruption leaker ...
On Day 2 of his whistleblower trial, the ousted general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. took aim at the company where he worked for more than two decades, describing a "paper effort" to promote compliance with federal anti-bribery laws.
Mallinckrodt pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $100 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for charges that were, in part, brought on by Martin Shkreli, the "PhaRMA bro" notorious for significantly raising the price of a life-saving drug ...
... courts, the SEC issued an interpretive rule on August 4, 2015, clarifying that for purposes of Dodd-Frank's employment retaliation protections, individuals who have not reported alleged misconduct to the SEC may nevertheless qualify as ...
Centrelink's compliance teams are being told not to correct errors with its flawed debt recovery program, allowing the "unjust system" to generate millions of dollars in bogus debts, a new whistleblower has alleged. The explosive claims are detailed in ...
taxpayers who have information about people or businesses that cheat on their taxes are increasingly acting as whistleblowers and turning them into the IRS. According to an IRS report, its whistleblower Office issued 418 whistleblower awards during ...
The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that BlackRock Inc. BLK, -1.20% the world's largest asset manager, will pay a $340,000 penalty to settle charges the firm improperly forced exiting employees, via separation agreements, to waive ...
The point for journalists is that collections of small actions - including those which protect the whistleblower - can be just as compromising as obvious oversights like a lack of information security.
Bardstown City Council to consider whistle-blower protection law. -A A +A. Bookmark and Share. By Forrest Berkshire, Editor.
While the enactment of the federal Public Interest Disclosure Act in 2013 introduced long overdue protections for public sector whistleblowers, complementing a patchwork of similar legislation at state-level, this reform has been largely ineffectual.
Columbia, SC--(Marketwired - January 14, 2017) - whistleblower attorney Bert Louthian is optimistic about the ongoing fight to stop fraud, waste and abuse against the government.
Instead of shooting the whistleblower and protecting oppressors who want to make US prisoners in our own country, we should be rallying around those who expose government corruption.
Inside sources are warning that the U.S. government is considering a partial or limited disclosure of information about an extraterrestrial species it concluded a secret technology transfer treaty with in the late 1940s, a self-proclaimed government ...
The law also provides that whistleblowers, or relators, are entitled to rewards of 15 percent to 25 percent of what the government recovers, if the government joins the qui tam case.
The lawsuit - filed under seal March 20, 2013, by David Shepard and Bill Marvel, who claim whistleblower status despite having never worked inside the airport - shines new light on the beginning of a series of events that became public with an FBI raid.
One class late in the semester taught the students about whistleblowers. As that day's class was ending, I asked the students what institution in Utah might be susceptible to a whistleblower or someone leaking information? After a few seconds of ...
"The Obama administration has presided over the most draconian crackdown on national security and Intelligence Community whistleblowers in US history," said Jesselyn Radack, a whistleblower herself and a national security attorney, at an event last ...
In fiscal year 2016, the whistleblower Office made 418 awards to whistleblowers, a total of more than $61 million, representing a 322 percent increase compared to the 99 total awards paid in FY 2015.
Now Det Sgt Singh, who believes he should be protected by whistleblower legislation, has been informed he must attend a misconduct hearing.
A sign warns residents of critical fire danger in the area hit had by the 1991 Oakland Hills fire. A former fire inspector spoke publicly for the first time about the "broken" fire inspection department he saw while working for Oakland.
A Sturbridge woman will receive $3.56 million of a $12.7 million settlement for her role as the whistleblower who alleged that an ambulance company fraudulently billed Medicare for unqualified services.
A presidential pardon for Snowden would be a brave affirmation of citizens' right to hold governments to account when power is abused.
Baxter healthcare Corp. will pay about $430,000 to a Marion whistleblower, Chris Wall, who reported moldy air filters, as part of the overall sum.
Second, many truly bad things would never have come to light without a whistle-blower, and organisations like Hong Kong's ICAC, or any Competition Commission would achieve little.
The tone of the court hearing was in complete contrast to the earlier hearing in January 2016, when the apex court had pressed the Centre to put in place a fool-proof interim mechanism to receive complaints and protect the lives of whistleblowers till ...
By one of America's most visible whistleblower attorneys. Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning lawyer Brian Mahany opens his informative and entertaining book on whistleblowers with a section entitled "The Whistleblower's Toolbox." In clear ...
Generally speaking, in order to prevail on a claim for whistleblower retaliation, an employee must prove that he or she engaged in protected conduct by making a good-faith report of suspected misconduct and that he or she suffered an adverse employment ...
JPMorgan whistleblower Johnny Burris, a former broker turned independent financial adviser, scored a victory against his former employer in a development that both vindicates him but also tightly limits damages the bank must pay.
A national pharmaceutical company with a factory in Marion, NC has agreed to settle a federal whistleblower complaint alleging the company knowingly sold bags of fluid IV drugs that had been exposed to mold.
A proposal to provide new protections for government whistleblowers got its first hearing in the Montana Legislature on Thursday, earning praise from a public employee currently suing the state for wrongful termination while prompting concerns from ...
NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A former trader at Visium Asset Management LP testified on Thursday about how he turned whistleblower and helped U.S. authorities investigate whether the value of the holdings of one of the firm's hedge funds had been ...
London (AFP) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking documents, the company said on Thursday.


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