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Entries from May 2009

Law360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on New False Claims Act

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “Financial Anti-Fraud Act Advances For Final Approval,” Law 360 reports about the recently enacted Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act (FERA).The article discusses the ways in which FERA will assist the government in combating fraud.  The article quotes The Employment Group® law firm, which observed that “strengthening the whistleblower statutes will give the […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Workforce Management Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Whistleblower Litigation

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “Outcry on Exec Pay May Spur Rise in Whistle-Blower Suits,” Workforce Management reports on the widespread uproar about the scrutiny regarding executive pay and the potential impact that it may have on whistleblower litigation.  According to the article, experts have suggested that there will be an increase in whistleblower suits filed […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Congress Reinvigorates False Claims Act

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetYesterday Congress enacted the Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act of 2009 (S.386) to curb fraud in the financial services industry and strengthen the False Claims Act (FCA), a statute that was originally enacted in 1863 to deter fraud against the government.  Under the qui tam provision of the FCA, a whistleblower can bring a lawsuit on […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Federal Whistleblower Legislation

The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Scores Another Victory in Whistleblower Protection Act Case

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) has ordered the U.S. Agency for International Development (“Agency”) to pay backpay, including interest, and other benefits to a former investigator who alleged that he was retaliated against for blowing the whistle about agency personnel consuming alcohol while on duty.  The MSPB also ordered the Agency to cancel the […]

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House Passes Amendments to the False Claims Act

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetLast week, the House passed S.386 (“Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act”) to curb fraud in the financial services industry and to protect taxpayers’ dollars.  While the bill focuses primarily on potential fraud and misuse of economic stimulus funds, it also includes significant changes to the provisions of the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”).  In particular, the […]

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Tags: False Claims Act · Federal Whistleblower Legislation