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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul 29, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblowers are under pressure from employers

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Whistleblowing employees face unique challenges in building qui tam cases against their employers for violations of the False Claims Act. Challenges such as shielding oneself from workplace retaliation, the perils of internally reporting the violations, making the choice to undertake an internal investigation and risks faced while negotiating […]

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Jul 26, 2013 - Class Action by |

Bankers Life & Casualty Insurance Co. is the Target of a Class Action Lawsuit over Long-Term Care Insurance

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Bankers Life & Casualty Insurance Company is accused of denying legitimate claims for long-term care to elderly patients in a federal class action lawsuit filed earlier this year.  Bankers Life & Casualty Insurance Co. is alleged to have committed elder abuse because it denied and delayed long-term care […]

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Jul 22, 2013 - Blog by |

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Agrees to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $500 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A large Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer has agreed to settle with the United States and states’ attorneys general in a whistleblower lawsuit.  The pharmaceutical manufacturer was alleged to have falsified data, violated Current Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practices, and sold substandard and unapproved drugs.  This settlement happened due of […]

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Jul 19, 2013 - Blog by |

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act is Valid for Pending Cases

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In November of 2012 congress unanimously approved the passage of the whistleblowers could not protect themselves against associated retaliation by employers because of loopholes by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  By passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, congress acknowledged that bad administrative and court rulings had undermined […]

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Jul 12, 2013 - Uncategorized by |

Elder Abuse: The New Silent Epidemic?

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Elder abuse has become a serious problem in America; according to some studies, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports, up to 10% of seniors have been victims of at least one incident of abuse. This mistreatment can take a variety of forms, including neglect, physical, psychological, or emotional […]

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