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AAMC settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.15 million (access required)

Anne Arundel Medical Center has reached a $3.15 million settlement with the federal government over allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare for services that were not medically necessary. The allegations made under the False Claims Act said claims for ...

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Baltimore police officer accuses department of retaliation for whistleblowing (access required)

Editor’s Note: This headline and article have been corrected to note that Jeffry E. Taylor is a Baltimore Police officer, not a former one. A Baltimore Police officer is suing the department, claiming it retaliated against him when he reported an ...

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Federal judge: Client can share notes of talks with co-workers with law firm (access required)

A Virginia law firm that advised its client to take notes about his conversations with co-workers at Duke University Health System and share those notes with his legal team did not violate ethical rules against communicating directly with an opposing party, a North Carolina federal judge has ruled.

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Former Baltimore city teacher claims whistleblower status, challenges termination (access required)

A veteran Baltimore City Public Schools teacher has suing the school board for allegedly transferring him and then terminating his position in retaliation for his complaints about policy violations and school conditions. Scott Miller-Phoenix, who was hired as a teacher ...

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Md. appellate court: Whistleblower law not applicable to public school teachers (access required)

A Maryland appellate court ruled that public school teachers are not protected by the state Whistleblower Protection Law as their employer is the county education board, not the executive branch of the state government. The Court of Special Appeals’ decision, ...

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Fla. health services company settles Md. whistleblower action (access required)

A Florida-based health services contractor has settled a federal whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company double-charged the U.S. government for medical examinations of IRS criminal investigators. Comprehensive Health Services Inc. contracted with the IRS in 2009 to examine and evaluate ...

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OSHA whistleblower policy a ‘game changer’ for corporate America (access required)

New guidelines released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are a “game changer” for how corporate America will handle whistleblowers in the workplace, a national employment law firm says. Under the new rules, the federal agency responsible for enforcing ...

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