Whistleblower News

  • USDA’s high-speed inspection: It’s ‘just nuts’ says whistleblower (digitaljournal.com)
    February 06, 2015 – When one of the USDA meat inspectors complained about the infractions in the Hormel plant to a senior inspector, he was told, “It’s not whether or not people are going to eat ****—they are. It’s just how much.” Enough said.
  • Medtronic, DOJ Reach $3M FCA Deal Over Pain Treatment (law360.com)
    February 06, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Justice reached a $2.8 million settlement on Friday with Minnesota-based Medtronic over False Claims Act allegations that the company had received false Medicare payments for spinal cord stimulation treatments for chronic pain that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Southwest Airlines Settles Mechanic’s Whistleblower Allegations For $35,000 (RightingInjustice.com)
    February 06, 2015 – Southwest Airlines has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle whistleblower allegations filed by a mechanic who claimed the airline threatened him with disciplinary action for finding and reporting cracks in the fuselage of a Boeing 737-700 he inspected.
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Leads To $75 Million Settlement With Three New Mexico Hospitals And Parent Company (RightingInjustice.com)
    Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation and three affiliated New Mexico hospitals have agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit for $75 million, resolving allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making illegal donations to county governments to boost federal payments received under a matching Medicaid funds program.

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