May 14, 2019
More whistleblowers would be protected under bill passed by House committee
The House Financial Services Committee last week approved a bill that would extend the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act to whistleblowers who suffer retaliation before they report possible...
May 07, 2019
Latest CFTC whistleblower award reflects assistance given to another federal regulator
Whistleblower awards by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission now total more than $88.5 million, with the news of a CFTC whistleblower award of $1.5 million this week. The recent CFTC whistleblower...
May 03, 2019
“Hertz Makes A Rare Move By Suing Former Executives”
Phillips & Cohen partner Erika Kelton makes a strong case for clawbacks in her latest article for Forbes.com, in which she analyzes the decision by car-rental giant Hertz to sue former executives for...
April 04, 2019
Proposed tax bill would improve IRS whistleblower program
Congress is considering improvements to the IRS whistleblower program as part of bipartisan legislation that would make important changes to the Internal Revenue Service. The Taxpayer First Act of 2019,...
March 19, 2019
False Claims Act statute of limitations set for Supreme Court parsing in Cochise case
The Supreme Court will resolve in the Cochise case differing lower court opinions about the statute of limitations in qui tam cases when the government does not join the whistleblower lawsuit.
February 08, 2019
Sprint’s $330 million settlement with New York sets record for state false claims cases
Sprint’s recent $330 million settlement with the New York State Attorney General’s Office set a record for the largest settlement for a single state under a state’s false claims law. The settlement,...
February 07, 2019
FCC creates a new division to fight fraud in Universal Service Fund programs
The Federal Communications Commission has stepped up its efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in Universal Service Fund programs by establishing a fraud division within the FCC Enforcement Bureau....
January 17, 2019
US Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing – The False Claims Act And Whistleblowers
At the confirmation hearing for US attorney general nominee William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned Barr about his views of the False Claims...
January 11, 2019
Whistleblower group has concerns about attorney general nominee’s commitment to qui tam cases
Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), a public interest non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting government whistleblower programs, sent a letter on Jan. 10 to the Senate Judiciary Committee to express...
January 04, 2019
False Claims Act cases recovered $2.8B for US government in FY 2018
Whistleblowers continue to play a major role in stopping healthcare fraud and other fraud against the government, according to the latest statistics on False Claims Act cases released by the US Department...