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False Claims Amendments Act Of 2021 Still Winding Its Way Through Congress

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

Originally signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the most powerful legal tools to stop fraud against the government. Notably, the FCA allows private citizens to initiate a qui tam lawsuit on behalf of the government when the person uncovers fraudulent activity, and provides special protections… Read More »

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SEC Whistleblower Program Tops $1 Billion In Total Compensation

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to a report from CNBC, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a $110 million whistleblower award. It is the 207th award in the program’s 11-year history and the second largest ever issued. Altogether, the SEC has now awarded in excess of $1 billion in financial compensation to whistleblowers. Here, our Florida… Read More »

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Three Things To Prove To Bring A Successful Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is the single most “frequently alleged basis of discrimination” in employment law claims. It is often an issue in whistleblower cases. Unfortunately, some employers try to unlawfully stop whistleblowing activity by punishing workers who engage in it. Retaliation against whistleblowers is prohibited by state and… Read More »

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The False Claims Act And Whistleblower Rights: Five Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

Sometimes referred to as the “Lincoln Law”, the False Claims Act was passed into law with the purpose of giving authorities tools that they need to stop fraud against the government. Notably, the False Claims Act includes strong, powerful protections for whistleblowers. In this article, our Florida IRS whistleblower attorneys answer some of the… Read More »

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