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Entries from May 2008

Medtronic Settles False Claims Act Suit for $75 Million

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetLast week, Medtronic agreed to pay $75 million to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud.  The suit, originally brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, alleged that Kyphon, a Medtronic subsidiary, defrauded Medicare by improperly persuading hospitals to keep patients overnight for simple outpatient procedures to repair small fissures of the spine.   […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is Quoted in Article on Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetPrincipal Jason Zuckerman of the The Employment Law Group® Law Firm is quoted in an article in BNA’s Daily Labor Report titled “Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Increase; Law Still Developing,” about recent decisions concerning the whistleblower retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Zuckerman was a panelist at a May 19, 2008 seminar on whistleblower retaliation law, […]

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Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of False Claims Act Retaliation Claim

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn May 13, 2008, the Sixth Circuit reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim.  In the U.S. ex rel. Marlar v. BWXT Y-12, LLC, No. 07-6051 (6th Cir. May 13, 2008) opinion, the Sixth Circuit rejected the district court’s narrow interpretation of the scope of protected conduct under the […]

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House Passes Legislation to Curb Contractor Fraud

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn April 23, 2008, the House passed Congresswoman Maloney’s bill, H.R. 3033 (“Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act”) with a voice vote, to put a stop to contractors defrauding the government.  This legislature requires the Administrator of General Services to establish and maintain a database of contractor violations of federal procurement laws.  Currently, the Project […]

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cyberFEDS Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm About Federal Whistleblower Protections

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetJason Zuckerman, a principal of  The Employment Law Group® law firm is quoted in an article titled “Fallout from FBI investigation intensifies call for reform at OSC.”  In the article, Zuckerman offers suggestions for improving the effectiveness of Office of Special Counsel, including: • Providing additional resources to enable OSC to investigate the thousands of whistleblower disclosures it […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Briefs Congressional Members and Staff About Whistleblower Protections

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetOn Monday, May 12, 2008, Principal Jason Zuckerman of The Employment Law Group® law firm briefed Congressional members and staff, whistleblowers, NGOs, and the public about corporate whistleblower protections, including H.R. 4047, which would close loopholes in existing federal whistleblower protection statutes and protect employees who disclose threats to public health and safety, financial fraud, […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Will Speak at Program on Litigating Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetPrincipal Jason Zuckerman of The Employment Law Group® law firm will speak at a May 19, 2008 panel titled “Litigating Whistleblower Retaliation Cases.”  The program, which is sponsored by the District of Columbia Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, will offer an overview of the whistleblower retaliation statutes that are adjudicated before DOL, including the […]

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