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Jury Awards $730,000 Verdict to UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Janet Keyzer, a former UC Davis administrative nurse, claimed in a …

Union Pacific Must Reinstate Injured Nebraska Worker, Pay Damages

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to reinstate an injured Nebraska worker and pay $85,000 in damages. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an …

West Virginia Jury Awards $1 Million to Fired Whistlblower Nurse

A former West Virginia hospital nurse has been awarded more than $1 million in a lawsuit that claimed she was fired for expressing concerns of possible violations. A Kanawha County Circuit Court jury made the award after a nine-day trial …

OSHA: Bedbug Whistleblower in Ohio to Get Back Pay

A federal court has ordered S.E.M. Villa II Inc., a nonprofit corporation that operates S.E.M. Terrace, a retirement facility in Milford, Ohio, to pay a former resident manager $20,000 in back wages in a whistleblower case. The complaint alleged that …

Northwestern Settles Cancer Research Whistleblower Fraud Claim

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have announced Northwestern University has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit involving alleged cancer research fraud. The lawsuit claimed the university allowed researcher Dr. Charles L. Bennett to submit false claims …

Missouri House Passes Whistleblower, Work Comp Bills

The Missouri House passed two pieces of business legislation aimed at overcoming vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon earlier this year. Both measures now go to the Senate, which approved similar measures earlier in the legislative session. The Republican-controlled House …

OSHA Settles New Orleans Whistleblower Case

Federal official have settled a whistleblower case against a New Orleans, La.-based riverboat company. The U.S. Department of Labor announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with St. James Stevedoring Partners LLC New Orleans to resolve findings by the …

Judge: U. Of Iowa Must Keep Paying Suspended Whistleblower Doc

A judge has ordered the University of Iowa to pay a suspended radiology professor who hasn’t worked for 14 months while he continues his whistleblower lawsuit. District Judge Patrick Grady on Tuesday restored Malik Juweid to paid status in his …

Whistleblower Says BofA Defrauded Home Loan Remodification Program

Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications under a federal program in order to avoid millions of dollars in losses while benefiting from financial incentives for participating in the program, according to a complaint unsealed in federal …

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Whistleblower Law to Combat Fraud

Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said he will file legislation to give whistleblowers strong financial incentive to step forward if state tax dollars are being misused. Stumbo, a Democrat, said his False Claims Act would root out fraud …