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Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman Discusses UK Enforcement Action Against Barclays CEO Jes Staley

Posted  04/20/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Two UK regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority, have concluded their investigation into Barclays CEO Jes Staley's actions and have told him to pay a "financial penalty" as punishment.  Staley reportedly tried to hunt down an internal whistleblower that raised concerns about the recruitment of Tim Main as head of the bank’s...

The Former Khmer Rouge Slave Who Became a Whistleblower Against Wells Fargo

Posted  03/26/18
The New York Times reports on former Wells Fargo employee Duke Tran who blew the whistle on the company for allegedly being ordered to lie to customers who were facing foreclosure in 2014. Mr. Tran was fired from his job at Wells Fargo and since then has been locked in a four-year legal battle with the company alleging he was fired as retaliation for blowing the whistle on the bank’s alleged deceptive practices. Mr....

Career HUD Official Alleges She Was Demoted for Rejecting Secretary Ben Carson’s Office Redecoration as Too Costly

Posted  02/28/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Helen Foster, former chief administrative officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has filed a complaint against the agency alleging that she was demoted for refusing to “find money” beyond the legal $5,000 limit for redecorating Secretary Carson’s office. Secretary Carson assumed office in March 2017, having previously disavowed any intention to...

Dodd-Frank's Anti-Retaliation Protections Apply Only to Whistleblowers Who Report to the SEC

Posted  02/23/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a 9-0 opinion by Justice Ginsburg, the Supreme Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act do not extend to employees who have reported internally but extend only to employees who have reported suspected securities law violations to the SEC. The Supreme Court's decision reversed the Ninth Circuit, and resolved...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- AnMed Health

Posted  09/29/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to AnMed Health. On Wednesday, the South Carolina-based hospital agreed to pay more than $7 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false Medicare claims for a variety of services, including radiation oncology services, emergency department services, and clinic services. See DOJ...

August 7, 2017

Mary Inman appeared as a special guest on RAC Monitor's "Monitor Monday" radio broadcast Whistleblowers Allege the Suppression of Complaints at United Healthcare to talk about the recent unsealing of a whistleblower lawsuit accusing United Health Services, Inc. of hiding patients’ complaints of misconduct in order to improperly boost its Star ratings and receive undeserved performance bonuses from CMS.

June 16, 2014

Albany, N.Y.-based hedge fund advisory firm Paradigm Capital Management and owner Candace King Weir agreed to pay $2.2M to settle charges of engaging in prohibited principal transactions and then retaliating against the employee who reported the trading activity to the SEC.  This is the first time the SEC has filed a whistleblower retaliation case under its new authority to bring such enforcement actions under the Dodd-Frank Act.  SEC

Whistleblower Showdown Heads to Supreme Court

Posted  09/30/15
By Eric Havian (published on A recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has staged a showdown for the Supreme Court to decide what protections whistleblowers should receive when they report illegal activity internally and an employer retaliates as a result. However the Supreme Court decides, corporate officers should take a deep breath and think about the impact of the positions...


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