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Entries from July 2009

New York Settles False Claims Act Suit for $540 Million

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe state and city of New York have agreed to pay a total of $540 million to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.  The suit, originally brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, alleged that between 1990 and 2001 the state of New York knowingly submitted claims for reimbursement to the federal […]

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Tags: False Claims Act

Law 360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on the Prospects of Whistleblower Litigation under the Obama Administration

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “Whistleblowers May Do Better Under Obama Administration,” Law 360 reports that the Department of Labor (“DOL’) continues to side with employers in its investigation of whistleblower retaliation claims filed under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”).  Despite the discouraging statistics, Jason Zuckerman of The Employment Law Group® law firm has expressed optimism about the […]

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

ARB Rules that Attorney Fee Award Need Not be Proportional to Damages Award

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) has affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision to award a whistleblower nearly $70,000 in attorney fees and costs in a case where the whistleblower recovered $50,000 in back pay and compensatory damages.  In Collins v. Village of Lynchburg, Ohio, the Village argued that the Board should reverse […]

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Tags: Fees

Seventh Circuit Clarifies that False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Do Not Preclude Subsequently Filed Qui Tam Claims

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe Seventh Circuit has held that the outcome of a False Claims Act retaliation claim does not preclude a plaintiff from filing a subsequent qui tam action.  In Lusby v. Rolls-Royce Corporation, Curtis Lusby filed a complaint against his former employer Rolls-Royce alleging that Rolls-Royce terminated him for raising concerns about the company’s misrepresentation of […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Publishes Article on Representing Whistleblowers in Wrongful Discharge Actions

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Tweet The Maryland Bar Journal has published an article by Scott Oswald and Jason Zuckerman of The Employment Law Group® law firm on Adler wrongful discharge actions.  The article provides an overview of the Adler common law wrongful discharge tort and provides practical tips for representing whistleblowers under Adler, including maximizing damages; selecting the appropriate […]

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