March 2, 2015

Monthly Roundup — February 2015

 

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: DOJ Gets Failing Marks For Treatment Of FBI Whistleblowers (here); New York AG Proposes Financial Frauds Whistleblower Act (here); Seventh Circuit Gives Broad Read To What Constitutes A “Referral” Under Anti-Kickback Statute (here); War On Whistleblowers Continues To Sink United States World Press Freedom Ranking (here); Does the FDA Hide Evidence of Clinical Fraud? (here); Department of Defense Moves To Bar Anti-Whistleblower Confidentiality Provisions (here); Fourth Circuit Joins Other Circuits In Narrow Read of Public Disclosure Bar (here).

WHISTLEBLOWER SPOTLIGHT

This month’s featured whistleblowers included: Mary Willingham (here); HSBC Whistleblower Hervé Falciani (here); and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou (here).

DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK

This month’s highlighted DOJ enforcement proceedings were against: MetLife (here); Compassionate Care Hospice (here); AstraZeneca (here); and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services (here).

WHISTLEBLOWER NEWS FROM THE INSIDE

Included among this month’s top stories: GAO finds DOJ fails FBI whistleblowers (here); Farmer sues Perdue for violation of whistleblower law (here).

DOJ Fraud Settlements

The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud allegations with MetLife Home Loans, Santander, AstraZeneca, Good Shepherd Hospice, ResCare, Medtronic, Standard & Poor’s, Minebea, Community Health Systems, 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.

*     *     *

If you would like more information or would like to speak to a member of Constantine Cannon’s whistleblower lawyer team, please click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.