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Entries from October 2009

Law360 Quotes The Employment Law Group® Law Firm on Proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an article titled, “Congress May Affect Arbitration More Than High Court,” Law360 reports on the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 931, H.R. 1020).  The article discusses the potential broad impact of the legislation and compares it to the possible impact of three Supreme Court cases on the docket for this term.  The Arbitration […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C.

TELG Client Wins over $282,000 Against UDC in Jury Trial

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn October 22, 2009, a D.C. Superior Court awarded Colin Browne over $282,000 for his former employer’s violations of the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).  This is one of the highest awards under the D.C. WPA to date.  The award comes after a 5 day jury trial.  We first blogged about the verdict in Mr. Browne’s […]

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Tags: D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act · Public Employee Whistleblower Protection · Retaliation · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection Act

Four Drug Companies Settle False Claims Act Case for $124 Mil.

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn October 19, 2009, the Department of Justice announced that four pharmaceutical manufacturers, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, UDL Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical settled claims brought against them under the False Claims Act for $124 million.  The case alleged that the companies misclassified “innovator” drugs as “non-innovator” drugs and underpaid quarterly rebates owed to state […]

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Tags: False Claims Act

ARB Rules that Pilot Engaged in Protected Conduct When He Declared Himself and His Crew Unfit to Fly

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn Douglas v. Skywest, Inc., the Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) finding that the complainant Don Douglas engaged in protected activity under AIR 21 when he declared himself and his crew unfit to fly, and informed his supervisors on same.  Don Douglas, a 16-year veteran pilot for SkyWest, filed a […]

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Tags: AIR21

Whistleblower Speaks to ABC2 News About His Warnings on Aircraft Safety Issues Before Medevac

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an interview with ABC2 News, whistleblower Pete Peterson speaks about the crash of Trooper 2 that led to four deaths last year.  Peterson was the Maryland State Police (“MSP”) Pilot who wrote the whistleblower letter to the Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) Inspector General last September before the crash of Trooper 2.  In his letter, […]

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Tags: AIR21

D.C. Whistleblower Wins Verdict Against UDC at Trial

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetOn October 6, 2009, a jury in the District of Columbia decided in favor of D.C. Whistleblower Colin Browne in the case of Browne v. University of District of Columbia.  In the suit, Colin Browne alleged that his former employer, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) violated the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) […]

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Tags: D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act