December 31, 2014

Monthly Roundup — December 2014

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Here is our look-back at the key whistleblower and fraud developments we have written about over the past month:

FEATURED POSTS AND COMMENTARY

This month’s featured posts and commentary included: Whistleblowers Beware Of What Company Documents You Take To Support Your Qui Tam Case (here); Countrywide Financial Whistleblower Earns $57 Million Reward (here); Unfavorable Ruling for Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers: Moving Back Toward Asadi (here); First Circuit Weighs In On Scope Of False Claims Act “First-To-File” Bar (here); Sixth Circuit Finds Job Applicants Not Covered By FCA Whistleblower Retaliation Provisions (here); 2014 Corruption Index “Paints An Alarming Picture” (here); Congressman Accuses Federal Investigators of Suppressing Safety Concerns at BP Offshore Oil Platform; New Life for False Claims Act Lawsuit? (here)

DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK

This month’s highlighted DOJ enforcement proceedings were against: Alstom S.A. (here); Avon Products (here); OtisMed Corp. (here); and Maricopa County Community College District (here).

DOJ FRAUD SETTLEMENTS

The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud allegations with Bank Leumi, Alstom, Lockheed Martin, Iron Mountain, Avon Products, OtisMed, Supreme Foodservice, and Rite Aid , among others, for a total recovery of more than $1.5 billion. Many of these matters were initiated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Click here.

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