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Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone

March 5th, 2014 · No Comments

TweetNOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com.  The author, R. Scott Oswald, was counsel of record on an amicus curiae brief filed in this case. In deciding Lawson v. FMR LLC, the first whistleblower case they have heard under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court agreed that […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · Federal Whistleblower Legislation · Retaliation · Sarbanes-Oxley · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection

The Top Ten Whistleblower Decisions of 2013: Part 1

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

TweetFor whistleblowers and their advocates, 2013 was a whipsaw year: Big advances followed sharp letdowns in quick rotation — sometimes from the same source. (Ahem, Supreme Court and White House.) Plus there was the Snowden sideshow. But since NSA leaker Edward Snowden was never a real whistleblower — he acted outside the law and fled […]

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Tags: Department of Labor ARB · Dodd-Frank Act · False Claims Act · SEC Whistleblower · Securities Fraud · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Maryland’s High Court Finalizes Verdict In “Cat’s Paw” Case

September 24th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetDISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONCERNS A CLIENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP® LAW FIRM. THE RESULTS OF ALL CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES. Maryland’s highest court finalized the reinstatement of a jury’s $650,000 award to Donna Jackson for her former employer’s […]

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

Maryland Appeals Court Restores $650,000 Jury Verdict for Whistleblower

June 4th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetDISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONCERNS A CLIENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP® LAW FIRM. THE RESULTS OF ALL CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES. A Maryland appeals court has reinstated a jury’s 2011 award of $650,000 to Donna Jackson, a plaintiff represented by The Employment Law Group® […]

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

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.

Recent Kramer Decision in Favor of a Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Likely to Strengthen Anti-Retaliation Lawsuits Brought by Financial Whistleblowers, Law360 Reports

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLaw360 recently indicated in its lead story the broad implications of the recent ruling in Kramer v. Trans-Lux for financial whistleblowers.  The Kramer decision marked the first time a Dodd-Frank whistleblower’s retaliation claim has survived a motion to dismiss when, earlier this week, a federal judge embraced an expansive definition of whistleblower under Dodd-Frank. The […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Law360 Quotes Nicholas Woodfield on First-of-Its-Kind Ruling in Whistleblower Protection Case under Dodd-Frank

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetLaw360 recently reported in its lead article on Kramer v. Trans-Lux Corp. , the first court decision allowing a Dodd-Frank Act retaliation suit to survive a motion to dismiss.  In the article, Law360 quoted Nicholas Woodfield, principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm and attorney for Richard Kramer, the whistleblower who brought the lawsuit. […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Kramer v. Trans-Lux Corp., First Dodd-Frank Claim to Survive Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn Tuesday, September 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled that the definition of “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Act encompasses individuals who make disclosures required or protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Plaintiff’s Richard Kramer’s case against former employer Trans-Lux is the first Dodd-Frank claim […]

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Tags: Dodd-Frank Act · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Law360 Interviews Nicholas Woodfield on Federal Circuit’s Recent Decision to Limit Employees’ Right to Appeal Security Clearance Determinations

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetNicholas Woodfield, principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding a recent Federal Circuit decision which held that national security concerns may limit the review of employment decisions made by federal agencies, even by employees who do not have access to classified information. The decision is widely anticipated to […]

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

R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group® Law Firm, Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C., was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 for his work in the area of Labor & Employment Litigation. Over the course of three decades Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the public and by the […]

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Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald on Increase in Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Brought by Defense Contractors

August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding a reported increase in whistleblower retaliation claims brought by defense contractors.  The Law360 article credited the increased amount of reprisal complaints by defense contractors who to recent changes to federal law and regulations. In addition to “changes […]

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

Former Avaya Government Solutions Employee Claims He Suffered Retaliation and Termination for Blowing the Whistle on Unauthorized Security Practices

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetAccording to Law360, a former employee of Avaya Government Solutions, William Holowecki, recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Avaya in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Mr. Holowecki alleges that Avaya terminated his employment in retaliation for revealing what he claims were fraudulent reports that Avaya sent to federal agencies, in […]

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

Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board Reverses Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling in Favor of Nuclear Whistleblower and Client of The Employment Law Group®

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) recently issued a decision in favor of William Smith, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm and whistleblower at a nuclear power facility in South Carolina.  In the case, Smith v. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC & Atlantic Group, d/b/a DZ Atlantic, Mr. Smith claimed […]

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Tags: Department of Labor ARB · Nuclear Regulatory Commission · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · United States Department of Labor

R. Scott Oswald and David Scher, Principals of The Employment Law Group®, Publish Article on Expanded False Claims Act Liability for Improper Healthcare Kickbacks under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

July 6th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald and David Scher, principal attorneys of The Employment Law Group® law firm, recently published an article in Westlaw’s Health Care Fraud Journal entitled “Health care law expands False Claims Act liability under Anti-Kickback Statute”. In the article Oswald and Scher provide an outline of the various provisions of the Anti-Kickback Statute and […]

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

Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on the Significance of OSHA’s Recent Call to Establish a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announcement last week that it plans to establish an a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee dedicated to improving OSHA’s whistleblower protection efforts. The proposed committee would fulfill and […]

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Tags: OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Law360 Interviews R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on the Potential Impact of the Senate-Approved Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), which the U.S. Senate unanimously passed last week. If also passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the WPEA would expand whistleblower protections against retaliation by making it easier for whistleblowers […]

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Tags: The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection Act

The Employment Law Group® Principals, Adam Augustine Carter and Nicholas Woodfield, Selected as 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe Employment Law Group® law firm is proud to announce that two of its principal attorneys – Adam Augustine Carter and Nicholas Woodfield – have been selected as 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. Adam Augustine Carter has spent most of his 20 year career as a litigator representing employees and whistleblowers.  Mr. Carter has been […]

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Law360 Quotes R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of The Employment Law Group® on Recent Pro-Whistleblower Decision from the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB)

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm was recently interviewed by Law360 on a recent Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) decision establishing a lighter burden of proof for whistleblowers under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The decision, Zinn v. American Commercial Lines Inc., ARB No. 10-029, ALJ No. 2009-SOX-25 […]

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

Law360 Interviews The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal, R. Scott Oswald, on Potential Effects of Report Claiming that the SEC Inadvertently Disclosed a Whistleblower’s Identity

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, managing principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 and provided commentary on a report that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may have inadvertently exposed the identity of a corporate whistleblower.  Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the SEC had unintentionally revealed the […]

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