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SEC Whistleblower report shows substantial climb in number of tips, complaints received
The number of complaints, tips, and reports of fraud and other wrongdoing received by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower climbed eight percent in the past year, according to the 2013 Annual Report on the
Whistleblower asks court to punish Florida hospital for destroying evidence
A whistleblower suing Halifax Hospital Medical Center on behalf of the U.S. government filed a motion in federal court in Orlando last month alleging the Daytona Beach, Fla., hospital destroyed three years of records that would have proven it billed
Whistleblower wins case against Florida art school
MANATEE, Fla. — A whistleblower who alleged the Manatee School of the Arts illegally fired him in retaliation for reporting serious safety concerns has been awarded $175,000 in back wages and punitive damages by a federal Florida court.
Florida health care providers ask court to dismiss whistleblower complaint
A Florida-based hospital chain and affiliated companies filed a motion in federal court Monday seeking to have a whistleblower’s claims against them thrown out. The companies say that the complaint alleges they improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid for services, but
Deadly flesh eating bacteria claims ninth victim in Florida
A Florida man died this week just two days after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria he acquired while crabbing in Halifax River, a part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Second part of BP’s oil spill trial starts Monday
The second of three phases in a long trial to determine BP’s role and culpability for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill begins today in New Orleans. The London-based oil giant remains on the hook for potentially up to $18 billion
Pensacola oncology providers settle whistleblower allegations with U.S. for $3.5 million
PENSACOLA, Fla. –Several radiation oncology providers in Pensacola will pay the U.S. and Florida governments $3.5 million to settle allegations brought by a whistleblower under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow private citizens with knowledge
Justice Department removes three prosecutors from BP oil spill obstruction case
Three key U.S. prosecutors have been withdrawn from the forthcoming trial of Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer facing federal obstruction charges for deleting hundreds of voicemails and text messages considered relevant to the ongoing investigation of the Deepwater Horizon
Compounding pharmacy issues recall of prescription vitamin products
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection of a compounding pharmacy laboratory has resulted in a recall of B12 and neonatal vitamins to the consumer level.