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Entries from April 2010

Governor O’Malley Signs the Maryland False Health Care Claims Act of 2010

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn April 13, 2010, the Maryland False Health Claims Act of 2010 (SB 279) was signed into law by Governor O’Malley.  The Act prohibits a person from knowingly presenting or causing to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval to a State health plan or program and creates a right of […]

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Tags: State Whistleblower Legislation

TELG Publishes Article on Whistleblower Provisions in Health Care Reform Act

April 13th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetTELG attorneys Scott Oswald and Jason Zuckerman published an article in the April 8, 2010 edition of Employment Law 360 about the whistleblower provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2009.  The Act includes several whistleblower provisions including a new private right of action […]

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Tags: Federal Whistleblower Legislation · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

OSHA Orders New Jersey Transit to Reinstate Rail Worker, Pay Punitive Damages

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn April 6, 2010, OSHA ordered the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to reinstate a rail worker and pay him over $500,000 for retaliation he suffered as a result of missing work due to a job related illness.  In February 2008, the Complainant witnessed a contractor being electrocuted and burned to death after coming into […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · Retaliation

ALJ Orders BB&T Bank to Reinstate SOX Whistleblower Who Disclosed Ponzi Scheme

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn April 1, 2010, Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Tureck found that BB&T violated the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and ordered the bank to reinstate Amy Stroupe, awarding her approximately three years of back pay.  Stroupe, a corporate fraud investigator, uncovered a $100 million Ponzi scheme funded in part with $20 million of fraudulent […]

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Tags: Retaliation · Sarbanes-Oxley