Category Archives: Whistleblower Law

Are Whistleblowers Protected by Law?

The Government Accountability Project defines a whistleblower as an employee who exposes evidence of illegal behavior by their company. Whistleblowers often reveal behaviors like fraud, mismanagement, dangers to public health and safety, abuse of power, gross waste, or other types of wrongdoing. Whistleblowers who report these types of activities through the official proper channels are… More

Medicare Fraud and a Whistleblower

Recently, a whistleblower who came forward with a plan that was defrauding Medicare out of a large amount of money will receive a large sum of money in exchange for revealing the fraud. This man was a former employee of one of the businesses involved in the fraud. The fraud was set up between several… More

Is James Comey a Whistleblower?

“Today, James Comey became the first FBI director to admit to being a public whistleblower,” states a recent CNN news article covering the testimony Comey gave before Congress on June 8. The CNN article bases this comment on the moment in which Comey stated that he decided to “leak” certain details about his conversations with… More

Light Penalties Imposed Against VW for Emission Scandal

The Volkswagen (VW) emission scandal continues to make headlines, with a federal judge recently ordering the disgraced automaker pay a fine of $2.8 billion. While $2.8 billion may seem like a great deal of money and a stiff penalty for VW, the reality is that this amount is just a drop in the bucket for… More

$1.7M Award of Legal Fees in Penn State Whistleblower Case

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Judge Thomas Gavin rendered a decision awarding $1.7 million in legal fees to Mike McQueary in a whistleblower case. This is in addition to the $5 million that was previously awarded him in November after the judge found that he suffered mistreatment by Penn State, and was left unemployed after… More

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