Whistle While You Work

House panel weighs expanding state’s whistleblower law

By Steve Lash The Daily Record

Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland businesses squared off against local governments and plaintiffs’ attorneys Wednesday over legislation that would permit whistleblower lawsuits against companies that intentionally overbill the state, the city of Baltimore or a county government.

In testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce called the proposed Maryland False Claims Act “unfair to businesses.” Continue reading “Whistle While You Work”

Whistle While You Work

SEC Receives More Than 3,000 Whistleblower Tips in FY2012

Listen to the soothing voice of CNN’s Libby Lewis here as she reports on “Blowing the Whistle on Wall Street:”   http://cnnradio.cnn.com/2012/11/15/blowing-the-whistle-on-wall-street/

And read the SEC’s press release here:

Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2012 — Over the past year, the Securities and Exchange Commission received more than 3,000 whistleblower tips from all 50 states and from 49 countries, according to the agency’s 2012 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program released today. Continue reading “Whistle While You Work”

Whistle While You Work

United States Sues Virginia-based Contractor for False Claims Under Contract for Security in Iraq, alleging that it had billed the US for security guards who did not meet contract requirement.
Listen here for CNN’s Libby Lewis’ radio report regarding a whistleblower’s war against fraud. 
Taxpayers Against Fraud has named Allen Jones the 2012 Whistleblower of the Year.  Keen readers will note that Mr. Jones was represented by Waters and Kraus, a firm which recently partnered with Levin & Curlett LLC (nee Levin & Gallagher LLC) in the recent Novo Nordisk whistleblower case.