Category Archives: Whistleblower Law

New Jersey Whistleblower Law Does Not Apply to Port Authority

The New Jersey Appellate Division held that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not subject to a lawsuit according to New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). It offers employees protection from retaliation for objecting to or revealing any illegal activity. The case of Sullivan v. Port Auth.… More

Public Access to Whistleblower Settlement Agreements

The New Jersey Assembly approved by a unanimous vote a proposed law that would make whistleblower settlement agreements concerning public entities accessible to the public. The bill would forbid public entities and public employees from engaging in confidential settlements of whistleblower claims alleged under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).  An exception applies… More

Commonwealth Court Rules that Whistleblower Has no Application to Judicial Employees

The Commonwealth Court has issued a decision that the Whistleblower Law of Pennsylvania does not affect the judiciary even though at one time, the code of behavior for Pennsylvania judicial employees made reference to the statute. On February 17, 2017, a panel comprised of three judges ruled unanimously in the case of Thomas v. Grimm… More

Whistleblowers Will Appeal after Judge Throws Out False Claims Act Lawsuit against Hospice Provider

Whistleblowers who came forward to report massive Medicare fraud being committed by AseraCare, a major hospice care provider, plan to appeal after a federal judge threw out their lawsuit and basically said that the deceptive billing practices of the company were somehow okay. AseraCare reportedly committed fraud when they fraudulently billed Medicare for hospice services.… More

Whistleblower Gets $51 Million for Reporting Kickback Fraud, Violation of False Claims Act

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, the largest endoscope distributor in the country, recently reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and agreed to pay more than $623 million in fines stemming from kickback fraud. This means that the person who reported the fraud will receive a tidy payment of more than $50 million for… More

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