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Entries from October 2012

Tennessee Trucking Company Agrees to Settle OSHA Whistleblower Lawsuit and Reinstate Employee

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetMark Alvis Inc., a trucking company based in Brush Creek, Tennessee, has agreed to pay $30,000 and reinstate a whistleblower who the company allegedly fired because he refused to make an illegal delivery. On May 4, 2010, the employee injured himself while preparing a milk delivery.  When the company assigned him to make another delivery, […]

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Tags: Surface Transportation Assistance Act

The Daily Cavalier Interviews Attorney Adam Carter on Recent $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict in False Claims Act Lawsuit Involving Misuse of NIH Research Grants

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLast week, The Daily Cavalier, a newspaper serving the University of Virginia community in Charlottesville, Virginia, interviewed Adam August Carter, principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, on his client, Dr. Weihua Huang’s recent $819,000 whistleblower retaliation jury verdict. Dr. Huang was a UVA researcher working on a research project funded by the National […]

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

TheScientist Magazine Features Story on $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict in Favor of TELG Client Dr. Weihua Huang

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLast week, The Scientist, a magazine for life science researchers and academics, featured an article highlighting a recent $819,000 whistleblower retaliation jury verdict for Dr. Weihua Huang, a former University of Virginia (UVA) researcher and client of The Employment Law Group® law firm.  Dr. Huang alleged that UVA administrators retaliated against him for reporting that […]

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

ABC Feature Story Highlights Misconduct Leading to Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Defense Contractor Jorge Scientific Defrauded U.S. Taxpayers

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn October 17, 2012, ABC ran a feature story involving two whistleblowers represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm.  The whistleblowers are former employees of Jorge Scientific Corporation, a defense and intelligence contractor with the federal government recently filed a qui tam lawsuit against the company for misconduct they witnessed while working for the […]

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

Law360 Interviews TELG Attorney Adam Augustine Carter on $819,000 Whistleblower Retaliation Jury Verdict for Former University of Virginia Scientist

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLast week a federal jury in Virginia awarded an $819,000 verdict to Dr. Weihua Huang in his False Claims Act suit alleging that two University of Virginia administrators retaliated against him for reporting what he believed was misuse of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant. According to Dr. Huang’s lawsuit, two University of […]

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

TELG Principal Attorney, Adam Augustine Carter, Quoted in The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Recent $819,000 Verdict in False Claims Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reported on last week’s $819,000 jury verdict in favor of a former University of Virginia research neuroscientist represented by The Employment Law Group® law firm, Dr. Weihua Huang, who acted reported the alleged misuse of federal research grant dollars and suffered retaliation for his whistleblowing. Dr. Huang’s attorney, Adam Augustine Carter, […]

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

The Charlottesville Daily Progress Quotes TELG Principal Attorney, Adam Augustine Carter, on Recent $819,000 Verdict in Huang Whistleblower Retaliation Case

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetFollowing last week’s $819,000 jury verdict in favor of former University of Virginia research scientist Dr. Weihua Huang for retaliation he experienced when blowing the whistle on the alleged misuse of federal grant dollars, The Daily Progress interviewed Dr. Huang’s attorney, Adam Augustine Carter of The Employment Law Group® law firm. The Charlottesville-based publication quoted […]

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

A Virginia Jury Awards over $819,000 to The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Client Dr. Weihua Huang in False Claims Act Whistleblower Retaliation Verdict

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn October 12, 2012, a federal jury in Virginia awarded Dr. Weihua Huang $819,830 in his False Claims Act suit which accused two University of Virginia administrators of retaliating against him when he blew the whistle on purported misuse of a federal research grant.  In his suit, the former National Institute of Health (NIH) research […]

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

Whistleblower Files Lawsuit against New York Organ Donor Network for Harvesting Organs from Living Patients

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetPatrick McMahon, a former transplant coordinator for the New York Organ Donor Network, filed a whistleblower lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Manhattan on September 25, 2012 against the federally-funded nonprofit group for allegedly using a “quota” system to pressure doctors and patients’ next of kin to sign consent […]

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Tags: Retaliation

OSHA Announces Launch of Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for Complaints Filed with Whistleblower Protection Program

October 10th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetEarlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will be launching an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) pilot program for complaints filed with OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. The new program will be implemented in OSHA’s Chicago and San Francisco regions and will work with complainants and employers […]

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Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

Hospital Chain HCA Inc. Pays $16.5 Million False Claims Act Settlement for Providing Physician Group with Financial Incentive to Refer Patients to HCA Facilities

October 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetHCA Inc., one of the United States’ largest for-profit hospital chains, has agreed to pay the federal government $16.5 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act and the Stark Law, which restricts financial relationships between hospitals and physicians. According to the lawsuit, in 2007 HCA subsidiaries Parkridge Medical Center, […]

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Tags: False Claims Act