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Constantine Cannon Whistleblower Practice Group 2021 Roundup: Another Banner Year

Posted  04/21/22
Whistleblower Rewards
2021 was another banner year for Constantine Cannon’s whistleblower practice group, with three historic whistleblower successes, including the first-ever award under the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. This string of successes follows the firm's record-shattering 2020 year where our whistleblower team secured blockbuster settlements that recovered more than $600 million for the government and roughly $115...

Attention Auto Safety whistleblowers: Elon Musk wants you to “Blow the Whistle on Tesla!”

Posted  02/11/22
Elon Musk
Lioness listed the above NFT artwork “Blow the Whistle” by London-based artist Jason Measures for auction here in tandem with its publication of the story of SpaceX whistleblower Ashley Kosak.
Earlier this year, Constantine Cannon whistleblower partners Mary Inman and Poppy Alexander teamed up with Ariella Steinhorn and Amber Scorah, principals of the exciting new media venture Lioness, to expose how Elon...

Top Ten Whistleblower Awards of 2021

Posted  01/6/22
Red Whistle with People
2021 was another banner year for whistleblowers, who once again collectively recovered billions of dollars for the government and hundreds of millions of dollars in whistleblower rewards under the various government whistleblower programs.  This includes awards under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act and various state False Claims Act programs.  It includes awards under the Dodd-Frank SEC...

Constantine Cannon Client’s Ground-Breaking Auto Safety Whistleblower Award Makes Headlines

Posted  11/19/21
Busy Freeway
The precedent-setting $24.3 million whistleblower award to Constantine Cannon client Gwang Ho Kim, a former Hyundai safety engineer, received extensive coverage in the media, with stories highlighting the critical role Mr. Kim played in bringing information to federal regulators that resulted in the imposition of a record $210 million civil penalty on Hyundai and its affiliate Kia.  We link to just a few of those...

Hyundai Whistleblower Represented by Constantine Cannon Gets $24.3 Million, First-Ever Award for Reporting Defects to Auto Safety Regulators

Posted  11/9/21
In the first-ever whistleblower award made to an auto-industry insider under the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  announced today that it will pay former Hyundai safety engineer Gwang Ho Kim $24.3 million for information he provided about safety defects in millions of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Kim supplied startling evidence to the government...

Constantine Cannon Client Gwang-Ho Kim Honored as 2021 Whistleblower of the Year by Taxpayers Against Fraud

Posted  10/14/21
Hyundai dealership sign
We are pleased to announce that Constantine Cannon client Gwang-Ho Kim has been selected as the Whistleblower of the Year for 2021 by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF).  TAFEF is a prominent public interest organization that works to protect whistleblowers and strengthen the effective operation of the laws that empower them to expose misconduct and the theft of taxpayer dollars. A safety engineer...

Auto-safety regulators finally take steps to stand up nation’s only safety-focused whistleblower program, but challenges lie ahead

Posted  06/16/21
crash test dummy in car
Back in 2015, the public seethed over the auto industry’s historic failures.  Takata’s air-bag scandal, Toyota’s unintended-acceleration deceptions, and General Motors’s deadly ignition-switch cover-up were in the headlines.  Hundreds died and millions were exposed to grave dangers because of the industry’s propensity to bury known safety defects. In 2015, Congress tried to turn the tide, passing the

Tagged in: Auto Safety, Importance of Whistleblowers, Legislation and Regulation News, Whistleblower Eligibility, Whistleblower Rewards,

Wall Street Journal features Constantine Cannon Client on NHTSA's Failure in Drafting a Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Program

Posted  04/9/21
Greyscale Cart Engine
This week, the Wall Street Journal published a thoughtful article about the current status of the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Program.  To help explain why the program is so necessary, the Journal focused on Constantine Cannon’s client, Kim Gwang-Ho, an engine engineer who told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about a serious safety defect in Hyundai and Kia car engines, ultimately...

Top Ten State Healthcare and Financial Fraud Recoveries of 2020

Posted  01/8/21
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State and local governments are on the front lines of enforcing anti-fraud laws and play a critical role in ensuring that businesses and individuals are held accountable.  Whistleblowers with information about corporate misconduct involving healthcare, government procurement, financial regulation, and tax may find that state proceedings offer them the best option. More than 30 states have False Claims Acts that...

How to Be a Whistleblower

Posted  07/19/19
How to be a whistleblower
You know about fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by an individual or a company. Someone is getting by with cheating -- taking money from the government, taxpayers, or investors, or even harming others, such as patients. You are deeply troubled about it and want the proper authorities to stop it. You are worried whether you will be heard, taken seriously, and protected. You wonder if your information fits within a...
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