August 04, 2017
Halliburton charged with violating FCPA, agrees to pay $29.2 million
Halliburton’s $29.2 million settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week stemmed from a decision by an anonymous whistleblower to report to the company a scheme to secure lucrative...
July 18, 2017
Whistleblower case against Gilead Sciences wins important court victory for patient protection
A recent appeals court decision cleared a legal path for future whistleblower cases seeking to ensure that drugs paid for by the government comply with important safety regulations that protect patients....
June 22, 2017
Court rules against Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections for internal whistleblowers
A recent ruling from a federal judge in Illinois has added to the minority view in a significant split in court opinions over whether employees who report suspicions of securities violations by their employers...
June 19, 2017
More states sue pharma companies for role in opioid epidemic
In the midst of the nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses, states and local governments are turning to the courts in an effort to slow the overprescribing of opioid drugs and recover some...
June 08, 2017
Food supplier to US military settles whistleblower case for $95 million
A Kuwaiti contractor that supplied food for US military forces in Iraq, Iran and Jordan will pay $95 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act and plead guilty to misdemeanor...
May 17, 2017
John Oliver calls out for-profit dialysis companies for valuing profits over people
Leave it to comedian John Oliver to examine what DaVita CEO Kent Thiry could have meant when he said if he ran Taco Bell franchises instead of a dialysis provider, he’d “be doing all the same stuff.”...
April 27, 2017
New York tax whistleblower case recovers record $40 million for state
A New York False Claims Act whistleblower case involving alleged tax fraud by a hedge fund settled for $40 million, the largest such case in state history.
April 10, 2017
Two new Tax Court orders continue to provide uncertainty for whistleblowers seeking anonymity
Two recent decisions from the Tax Court underscore the uncertainty that whistleblowers filing claims with the Internal Revenue Service face when it comes to preserving their anonymity. Although both cases...
March 24, 2017
Do Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections apply to internal whistleblowers?
Two Phillips & Cohen whistleblower attorneys wrote an article for New York University’s Compliance & Enforcement blog that examines the issue of who is a whistleblower as defined by the Dodd-Frank...
March 14, 2017
Whistleblower still may pursue off-label marketing case, court says
A recent decision by a federal court in California has helped clarify that whistleblowers can still stop harmful off-label marketing by pharma companies through “qui tam” lawsuits in certain instances...