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Harvard Whistleblower Accuses University of Kowtowing to Mark Zuckerberg

Posted  12/7/23
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Dr. Joan Donovan, a leading expert on social media disinformation previously employed at Harvard, has accused the university of shuttering her research to protect its relationship with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  This comes from a press release and related materials Donovan's lawyers issued this week (December 4) detailing the full extent of her charges.  This included a 248-page disclosure of Donovan's...

Partner Mary Inman Speaks about Research Fraud with Science Whistleblower Dr. Elisabeth Bik at the HCCA’s Research Compliance Conference

Posted  07/23/21
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On June 16, 2021, Constantine Cannon partner Mary Inman spoke at the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Research Compliance Conference on the topic of ‘The Vital Role of Whistleblower Scientists in Exposing Fraudulent Research During the Pandemic.’  Mary was joined by co-panelist Dr. Elisabeth Bik, the Founder and Editor of the Science Integrity Digest, a blog about scientific integrity aimed at...

December 19, 2019

The CFTC will pay a $1 million award to an anonymous whistleblower.  The CFTC stated that the whistleblower first provided the information through their employer's internal compliance program to another regulator, and subsequently provided the information directly to the CFTC.  Furthermore, the CFTC stated that the whistleblower was eligible for the award even though they did not identify the exact wrongdoing ultimately charged by the CFTC, because the whistleblower's information led the CFTC directly to evidence in support of the CFTC's claims.  CFTC

Top-10 Tips For Would-Be Whistleblowers

Posted  08/24/18
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  1. There are numerous laws that protect whistleblowers. Many whistleblower reward laws and other whistleblower protection laws provide protections to whistleblowers from retaliation – through firings, demotions, or other adverse employee actions – for reporting misconduct.
  2. Becoming a whistleblower can be a difficult ordeal. The laws protecting whistleblowers have vastly improved. But the risk of retaliation or...

Copying Documents to Support Your Claims: Make Sure You're on the Right Side of the Law

Posted  07/1/15
Copying your employer’s documents to support a lawsuit can result in a significant reward – or land you in a New Jersey jail.  On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided State v. Saavedra (No. A-86-13, June 23, 2015), refusing to dismiss a criminal indictment against an employee who copied documents of her employer to further an employment discrimination case.   On the same day, a federal court in...

Whistleblowers Beware Of What Company Documents You Take To Support Your Qui Tam Case.

Posted  12/18/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team A cautionary note for would-be whistleblowers. When it comes to internal company documents that reveal fraud or misconduct, you may assume you have broad license to take them and use them to support your potential False Claims Act case. You do not. As made clear in last week's Eastern District of Pennsylvania decision Notorfransesco v. Surgical Monitoring Assoc., it all depends...

Court Approves Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Cases

Posted  10/16/14
By Jason Enzler A district court has upheld the use of statistical sampling in a False Claims Act case. As the court discussed in its decision, the use of sampling in False Claims Act litigation is not new. But it generally has been limited to establishing damages or to cases where the use of sampling is not contested. In United States ex rel. Martin v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc., however, the court...

DC Circuit In KBR Whistleblower Case Tightens Attorney-Client Shield for Internal Investigations

Posted  07/3/14
By Gordon Schnell In a shot heard round the business world, a DC district court judge in March denied attorney-client privilege protection to documents prepared in connection with an internal company investigation. The judge found the privilege did not apply because the investigation was mandated by government regulation and not simply an exercise in company discretion. The DC Circuit last week -- in In re: Kellogg...