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Tag Archives: Whistleblower

Whistleblower retaliation suit by vet proceeds (access required)

A whistleblower’s retaliatory termination suit against her former employer has survived dismissal, but the judge limited her allegations to those presented in her complaint to the Office of the Inspector General, or OIG. The veterinarian plaintiff alleged that her government ...

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Messenger protected: Two courts, two opinions on Bowman claim for whistleblowers (access required)

Despite a contrary earlier opinion from a federal court, a Hanover County circuit judge says employees can sue for tort damages claiming they were fired for blowing the whistle on safety problems. The Oct. 22 ruling by Judge Patricia Kelly ...

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Virginia woman among Suboxone whistleblowers (access required)

A Midlothian woman is among several former medical industry whistleblowers who expect to be rewarded from a record-setting settlement involving the marketing of a narcotic drug designed to ease withdrawal for opioid addicts. The original maker of the medication Suboxone ...

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Whistleblower pleading standard clarified by court (access required)

Direct evidence of government payment and receipt of fraudulent services must be alleged at the pleading stage for a qui tam action to survive a motion to dismiss, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Despite this, a ...

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WDVA: Medicare fraud allegations lack specificity (access required)

An employee accusing her former employer of Medicare fraud through misreporting of services provided didn’t provide sufficient detail, either of the fraudulent behavior itself or her alleged notice to the employer. Background Plaintiff Kimberly Branscome, a physical therapy assistant, brings ...

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