Monthly Roundup -- November 2014
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 posts and commentary included: DOJ Reports Continued Surge in False Claims Act Recoveries Prompted by Whistleblowers (here); SEC Releases Whistleblower Report for 2014: The Best Year Yet (here); Fifth Circuit Rules Disclosing Identity of Whistleblower Illegal Whistleblower Retaliation Under SOX (here); DOJ Declares Record Year for Fraud Recoveries with a Notable Nod to Whistleblowers (here); Part Two of Our Interview with Robert MacLean, U.S. Air Marshal Whistleblower (here); JPMorgan Whistleblower Breaks Eight-Year Silence on Massive Securities Fraud (here); Part One of Our Interview with Robert MacLean, Whistleblower and Former U.S. Air Marshal (here); Protecting Public Health Service Whistleblowers – Another Lesson from the Ebola Scare (here); Bio-Rad Pays Big for International Bribery Scheme (here); California Court Follows More Expansive Take on Who Can Be an SEC Whistleblower (here).
DOJ CATCH OF THE WEEK
This month’s highlighted DOJ enforcement proceedings were against: CareAll Management (here); and Hyundai and Kia (here).
DOJ Fraud Settlements
The DOJ settled False Claims Act and other fraud allegations with ConvergEx, Sevenson Environmental, Seiki Co., CareAll Management, Biotronik, Bio-Rad, Hyundai and Kia, among others. Many of these matters were initiated by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Click here.