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Skilled Nursing Facility in Record-Breaking $145 Million DOJ Settlement
On October 24, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a record-breaking $145 million settlement with Life Care Centers of America Inc. (Life Care), marking the largest settlement with a skilled nursing facility chain in the DOJ's history.
United States
25 Oct 2016
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White Collar Roundup - October 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Enforcement director, Andrew Ceresney, outlined the successes of the whistleblower program during a speech in Washington, D.C.
United States
4 Oct 2016
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Third Circuit Rules in High Profile SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case
18 U.S.C. § 1514A, otherwise known as the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX"), prohibits retaliation by employers against employees who provide information about certain enumerated, illegal activities
United States
18 May 2016
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Gender Equity And CEPA Notice Distribution Reminder
The start of the year is a good time for employers to fulfill their requirements to annually distribute certain employment law notices to their employees. In particular, for certain New Jersey employers, there are two employment law notices that must be provided to all employees on an annual basis: the gender equity notice and the whistleblower notice required by the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA").
United States
11 Jan 2016
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Supreme Court Of New Jersey Upholds Indictment Against Employee Who Stole Documents To Bolster Her Discrimination And Whistleblower Lawsuit
On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed the Appellate Division decision, thereby preserving the criminal charges against Saavedra.
United States
30 Jun 2015
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SEC Brings Whistleblower Protection Action Over Employer Confidentiality Agreements
On April 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement action, against KBR, Inc., based on language in confidentiality agreements that could stifle the whistleblowing process. The action was brought under SEC Rule 21F-17.
United States
18 Apr 2015
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White Collar Roundup- July 2014
The SEC charged the owner of a hedge fund with retaliating against an employee who in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act reported illegal trading activity.
United States
4 Jul 2014
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New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Division’s Decision To Toss Whistleblower Suit
The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled in a March 2013 decision that a nurse could not prove his CEPA whistleblower case.
United States
27 Jun 2014
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New York Court Of Appeals Says Whistleblowers Need Not Specify Underlying Statutory Violation At The Pleadings Stage
On May 14, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision relating to New York Labor Law §740(2), otherwise known as New York’s "whistleblower statute."
United States
21 May 2014
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Supreme Court Holds SOX Whistleblower Provisions Apply To Public Company's Private Contractors And Subcontractors
The U.S. Supreme Court held that SOX's anti-retaliation provision covers employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors.
United States
13 Mar 2014
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Supreme Court Holds SOX Whistleblower Provisions Apply to Public Company's Private Contractors and Subcontractors
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in a 6-3 decision - its first regarding a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower case - that SOX's anti-retaliation provision covers employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors.
United States
5 Mar 2014
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First Circuit Protects Employers With False Claims Act "First-to-File" Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently ruled that whistleblower complaints under the False Claims Act (FCA) need not satisfy the particularity requirements for pleading fraud under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) in order to bar subsequent complaints based on the same facts.
United States
30 Jul 2013
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Cannot Fit Workers’ Compensation Peg Into Whistleblowing Or Anti-Discrimination Hole
The District of New Jersey ruled recently that filing a workers’ compensation claim does not qualify as protected activity sufficient to trigger protection from the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA") or the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD").
United States
25 May 2013
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Nurse’s Whistleblower Suit Thrown Out By Appellate Division
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently articulated important limitations on whistleblower lawsuits under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) when it overturned a jury award in favor of a nurse who claimed that her employer engaged in improper patient care.
United States
6 Apr 2013
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Second Circuit Clarifies Standard For Proving Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
The Second Circuit clarified the burden-shifting framework applicable to whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") earlier this week.
United States
14 Mar 2013
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First Circuit Addresses Whistleblower Claims Under Sarbanes-Oxley And False Claims Acts
In two recent decisions, the First Circuit answered questions of first impression concerning whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") and the False Claims Act ("FCA").
United States
22 Feb 2012
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OSHA Strengthens Its Whistleblower Protection Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") recently announced that it will implement new measures to strengthen its Whistleblower Protection Program.
United States
1 Sep 2011
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