Whistleblower recovers $3.5 million

April 16, 2013 by

An Anchorage, Alaska man was awarded $3.5 million after a jury concluded he was wrongfully terminated by his supervisors in 2008. The Anchorage Daily News reported that the whistleblower managed approximately 40 workers for Shaw Environment and Infrastructure, which had been under contract to uphold facilities at two military bases.

IRS whistleblower receives $104 million award

September 24, 2012 by

A former UBS banker who provided information on the firm’s vast business of helping wealthy Americans hide their assets from the Internal Revenue Service has received a $104 million whistleblower reward, which his lawyers said was the largest in U.S. history.  Bradley Birkenfeld’s tips helped pave the way for a 2009 settlement between the U.S.

SEC pays first whistleblower bounty under Dodd-Frank

September 10, 2012 by

On August 21, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded its first whistleblower bounty, just over one year after the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules became effective.  The SEC’s Claims Review Staff issued a short order, Release No. 34-67698, granting the whistleblower’s award, which notes that the SEC declined to award

Whistleblower suit against Omnicare settled

September 6, 2012 by

Court documents filed this week show the giant pharmaceutical firm Omnicare Inc. has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving millions of dollars in alleged kickbacks to one of Illinois’ most prominent nursing home families.  While Omnicare reached a financial settlement in principle, the terms have not been publicly disclosed. It is not clear if