Monthly Roundup — January 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 whistleblower posts and commentary included: Two Former Student Athletes Sue UNC and NCAA over Academic Scandal (here); With Jeffrey Sterling Conviction, The Great Whistleblower/Leaker Divide Endures (here); Redemption For Air Marshal Whistleblower Robert Maclean (here); The Mad Science of Animal Experiments for Cheaper Meat Production (here); AfriLeaks — A New, Secure Website for Whistleblowers in Africa (here); Fourth Circuit Embraces Expansive View of False Claims Act Fraud and Materiality In Triple Canopy Ruling (here); The Not So Friendly Skies: When “Saying Something” Leads to Retaliation (here); Fifth Circuit Finds Government Knowledge Defense Not Appropriate On Motion To Dismiss (here); Top-10 FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) Settlements for 2014 (here); Top-10 Whistleblower Law Decisions for 2014 (here); Top-20 False Claims Act and DOJ Fraud Settlements for 2014 (here); and Top-10 Whistleblower Developments of 2014 (here).
DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK
This month’s highlighted DOJ enforcement proceedings were against: New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (here); and Institute For Cardiovascular Excellence (here).
DOJ Fraud Settlements
The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud allegations with Sanden Corp., Nation’s Best Home Health Care, Composite Engineering, Lafferty Enterprises, Anadarko Petroleum, Kerr McGee, Health One Pharmaceuticals, and Daiichi Sankyo, among others, for a total recovery of more than $5 billion. Many of these matters were initiated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Click here.