A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
Posts about Whistleblowers
  • Second SEC whistleblower complaint against Dominos

    … A second whistleblower complaint has been filed against Dominos by a former franchisee filed a second whistleblower to the Securities and Exchange Commission against Domino’s Pizza and its executives. The newer one alleges the company mislead investors in its SEC Filing 10-K that falsely specified franchisees were not required to purchase food…

    Jeffrey A. Newman/ Whistleblower Lawyer News- 15 readers -
  • Court Greenlights “Usual and Customary” Medicare Fraud Case

    … Rewards program that offered 400 different generic drugs for $3.99 for a 30 day supply. The program was only available to cash customers. If that is all Hometown did there probably wouldn’t be a case. The whistleblower (Jane Doe), however, says that Hometown billed higher prices to the government. Concerned that Hometown was committing Medicare fraud…

    Due Diligence- 5 readers -
  • Office Depot pays $68.5 Million to settle False Claims case

    … for government purchasers, according to Sherwin’s complaint. But Office Depot allegedly gave Los Angeles, Santa Clara and the other California entities that are part of the settlement a lower discount rate than other government entities were given. The law rewards whistleblowers 15 percent to 33 percent of the amount recovered when the entity intervenes in the case and 25 percent to 50 percent when the entity doesn’t join. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers …

    Jeffrey A. Newman/ Whistleblower Lawyer Newsin California- 7 readers -
  • Omnicare Faces False Claims Lawsuit Again

    … that money to companies like Omnicare and Abbott. Thus the latter two companies’ acceptance of that money amounts to a false claim since the business was steered through improper and illegal means of kickbacks. And, not to mention, the kickbacks themselves, if proven, are illegal. Kickbacks in this context often serve as the basis of False Claims Act…

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog- 6 readers -
  • Two stock exchanges pay $14 million to settle SEC case

    … computer algorithms to buy and sell stocks in millisecond. This account for a majority of stock trading volume and is the subject of potential laws to prohibit the practices where the high frequency firms get a jump on competitors by using computers to rapidly analyze market data and exploit minuscule price differences. BATS Global Markets, took over the two exchanges as part of its acquisition early last year of trading platform Direct Edge. BATS was not targeted in the SEC action. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers …

    Jeffrey A. Newman/ Whistleblower Lawyer News- 3 readers -
  • Court Sanctions Two Whistleblowers $1.6 Million

    … – client privilege. Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on January 13, 2015, 12:02 am and is filed under Fraud Recovery. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
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