On Oct. 14, Mary Inman spoke at Brooklyn Law School’s virtual conference Corporate Whistleblowing 2020: Where We Are Today and Where We’re Going. Click here to read more.
October 13, 2020
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, an auto financing subsidiary of the car manufacturer, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $4 million and provide up to $1 million in restitution to customers to settle charges that the company engaged in illegal collections and repossession practices. The company was alleged to have repossessed cars despite the customer having made payments or taken other actions to avoid repossession; imposed improper storage fees; refused to return personal property to customers; overcharged customers making payments by telephone; and mislead customers regarding their right to bankruptcy relief. CFPB
Whistleblower attorneys Gordon Schnell and Max Voldman were published in The Dominion Post, A Better Approach to Fighting Fraud in West-Virginia: Bring in the Whistleblowers. (Oct. 12, 2020) Click here to read more.
A Better Approach to Fighting Fraud in West-Virginia: Bring in the Whistleblowers
(Guest Essay Published in the Dominion Post)
As the saying goes, Mountaineers are always free in West Virginia. Unfortunately, the cost of fraud is not. And as evidenced by the eye-popping $50 million fraud settlement the federal government just secured from Wheeling Hospital, there is a lot of fraud going around these days. The problem for the Mountain State is it does not have the proper tools to deal with...
The SEC closed out its fiscal year (September 30) with an avalanche of whistleblower awards, doling out 15 awards for a total of more than $50 million in September alone. Six of those awards were made on September 30, clearly highlighting the SEC's desire to trumpet the success of its whistleblower program for this record-breaking year.
The SEC also seems to be standing strong in its continued messaging to...
Constantine Cannon Settles Case Alleging Kickbacks to Multi-Practice Physicians’ Group for Referrals to Wholly Owned Ambulatory Surgery Center – Whistleblower Was Former CEO
Constantine Cannon, on behalf of whistleblower Jeffery Neuberger, has settled a False Claims Act action against Mid Dakota Clinic and a related entity. Mr. Neuberger, the former CEO of the medical group, filed his case in 2017 alleging a scheme in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) between the medical group and its wholly owned ambulatory surgery center (ASC). At issue was a financial arrangement whereby...
CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. will pay $5 million to resolve the claims of 28 states related to a data breach that affected over six million patients, exposing their names, birthdates, social security numbers, and other information. CHS also agreed to take undertake specific measures to help keep patients’ information secure. NC
Mother Jones recently published a harrowing account of a scientific mystery—why did a number of otherwise healthy young women develop a rare eye cancer in the Lake Norman region of North Carolina? Through a detailed and nuanced portrait of the women, their families, and a regional fight for justice and accountability, the story’s author, Arielle Emmett, makes clear that no government regulator, independent body,...