A Pharmacy, an Equity Firm, and Two Executives of the Pharmacy – Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $21.36 Million

The US Department of Justice reported on September 18, 2019 that a compounding pharmacy, Diabetic Care Rx LLC (Patient Care America), a private equity firm (Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc.) and the CEO and former VP of Patient Care America agreed to settle the charges which were centered on an alleged kickback scheme ...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. When is Training Required?

The California Department of Fair Housing and Employment has a list of questions and answers for workers who are concerned about sexual harassment in the workplace. The best course of action is to schedule an appointment with an experienced California sexual harassment lawyer. A skilled lawyer will answer your question...

Uber Settles California Employee Classification Lawsuit for $20 Million

According to a March 2019 report by Bloomberg, Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims by workers that they should have been classified as employees and not as independent contractors. Employee classification provides many benefits that independent contractor status does not: Emplo...

Strategic Considerations to Consider in Employee Rights Claims

We discuss many employment issues in our Youtube videos. A video which discusses the topics in this blog can be found – here. Other defendants – for settlement or litigation Supervisors and managers may breach rules in addition to the company. A possible advantage of filing a claim against an individual i...

What is Involved in a Financial Whistleblower Claim

As we discuss in our video, we first work to determine what type of fraud does the whistleblower wish to reveal. In Fortune 500 companies, fraud often involves financial irregularities. David Connlly of Freeman and Mills discussed fraud in more detail. David is a forensic accountant – a lawyer and a CPA. Some of ...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Wins $458,000 Age Discrimination Case

The EEOC reported on September 26, 2019 that a jury composed of nine members, In Brooklyn, entered a verdict for the EEOC against AZ Metro Distributors, LLC, on behalf of two of its employees. The defendant beverage distributor had fired two employees, on the same day, back in 2014 due to the ages. The jury determin...

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards and the Right to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Employees who file whistleblower claims need to be extra-careful about signing a severance agreement with their employer. As a general rule, employees who d...

Whistleblower Claim Filed Against the US President.

How the Intelligence Whistleblower Law Works. Whistleblower Confidentiality and Protection from Retaliation Requirements In September 2019, the news media and Congress reported that an unknown whistleblower had filed a complaint which involved conversations President Trump had with the President of Ukraine. The com...

Flawed Security Gap Costs Cisco 8.6 millions to settle Federal False Claims Act Case

When selling security systems to governmental agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security, Secret Service, the Army,. Marine, Navy and Air Force, it's always a good idea to make sure there are no security flaws that would allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to the video system. O...