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Since January 2009 to November 2015, the United States Justice Department has recovered a total of more than $26.5 billion through False Claims Act cases, with more than $16.7 billion of that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. In Florida alone, the healthcare fraud recovery […]
Whistleblower laws protect individuals who report wrongful conduct from retaliation by the wrongdoer, often an employer. Other blog articles on our page cover whistleblower laws in general, extending to protections afforded under The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA), The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (WPA’s predecessor), and laws that enhance these protections, among […]
What are Whistleblowers? Whistleblowers are individuals who report information about a wrongdoing committed by an organization. They are often employees (or former employees) who have witnessed fraudulent or illegal activity by their employer, and they have decided to speak up about it. However, many persons do not report the wrongdoing for fear of retaliation. Some […]