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Handling Whistleblower Cases Nationwide from Newport News, Virginia

August 11, 2017

If there's one concern that's frequently expressed by our Newport News area clients, it's fear of retaliation. We know you've come to a whistleblower attorney because you want to do the right thing. But you don't want to lose your job or suffer a serious financial loss because you did the right thing.

Whistleblower protections

The good news is that if you've observed fraud against the federal government and you intend to blow the whistle...

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July 24, 2017

A Wells Fargo branch manager who was terminated after raising concerns about fellow employees opening accounts for customers without their permission has been reinstated at her position. In addition, she was paid over half a million in back wages by Wells Fargo.financial fraud whistleblower payout

This financial services whistleblower noticed accounts being opened illegally and did the right thing by reporting it. This cost her job, but as the practice of opening...

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July 20, 2017

The Stark Law was enacted as a means to keep physicians from self-referring. This means that physicians may not refer, order, or perform certain types of "Designated Health Services (DHS)" that they receive a financial benefit from.

These Designated Health Services can include:report stark law violations virginia

  • Lab services
  • Radiology services
  • Home health services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospital services
  • Medical equipment and supplies...
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June 29, 2017

Healthcare fraud is rampant in the United States, costing the government billions of dollars each year. This type of fraud has deleterious effects on the average American taxpayer, causing healthcare costs to rise and fewer people to be able to get the healthcare they need.false claims act and healthcare fraud virginia

If you have first-hand knowledge of healthcare fraud, you can become a whistleblower to expose corruption in the...

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June 27, 2017

The General Services Administration, or GSA, oversees many of the government's procurement contracts. Due to the large number of procurements it handles, there is a significant possibility of corruption and fraud. There have been multiple cases in which multi-million dollar settlements were reached after the whistle was blown on fraud against the GSA, including an almost $200 million settlement by Oracle for failing to disclose "best price" to the government....

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May 27, 2017

Whistleblower Attorney When you are considering blowing the whistle on corruption, you will want an experienced lawyer by your side to lead you through the complicated legal process and ensure that you take advantage of the protections and awards afforded to you under the law.

As a whistleblower, you may be rewarded for your efforts in shining a light on false claims made against the government. You can be awarded a percentage of the...

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April 24, 2017

DBE Fraud on the Department of TransportationThe United States Department of Transportation (hereinafter “USDOT” or “DOT”) distributes substantial funds each year to finance state and local construction, public transit, and airport agency projects. Recipients of these funds are primarily state highway, transit and airport agencies.  Recipients of Federal Highway Funds, Federal Transit Funds and Federal Airport Funds (collectively “DOT funds”) are required by statute to expend at least 10%...

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April 22, 2017

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There is a lot of waste in government-run programs generally, and a lot of waste and fraud and misuse of money in Medicare and Medicaid that can be saved. - Chuck Grassley

Providing hospice care in the United States has become big business with big profits.  “For profit” hospice providers have shown significant growth over the last several years and further, according to a 2015 report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, for-profit hospices profit margins exceed 15...

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April 18, 2017

Healthcare-worker-whistleblower-and-HIPAAThe Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established a national standard for the protection of certain health information. Specifically, the HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, called protected health information (PHI).  Because healthcare fraud constitutes a major component of our practice as well as a significant portion of whistleblower...

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April 15, 2017

          Government-Employees-as-Whistleblowers   We have been approached on several occasions by employees of the federal government and asked if they can obtain compensation as whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.  Several courts have ruled that they can, but it can depend upon the underlying circumstances.  The key provision of the False Claims Act addressing this issue states:

A person may bring a civil action...

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