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Supreme Court and Congress act in the same week to undercut the rule of law

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the United States Supreme Court recently declared that employees can be forced to give up their rights to participate in class actions or collective actions when they face wage theft, retaliation, discrimination, haras… Read More

Supreme Court unites to side with corporations over whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), 12 U.S.C. §§ 5301, et seq., prohibits an employer from retaliating against a person who provides information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“… Read More

Whistleblowers win in important False Claims Act cases

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which typically has sided with employers and other defendants rather than with whistleblowers and other plaintiffs, recently reversed the district court that had ruled in favor of defendants in a high-profile whis… Read More

Victory for whistleblowers under the false claims act

In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States of America, et al. ex rel. Escobar, et al., a unanimous Supreme Court rendered a landmark decision for whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and for taxpayers in general. In that case, the Supre… Read More

Are banksters finally being held accountable?

Many are familiar with the proverbial golden rule: do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Some have put a twist on the golden rule to say it now means that those with the gold make the rules. The behavior that led to the financial meltd… Read More