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South Dakota’s Sanford Health to Pay $20M to Settle Kickback Suit

South Dakota-based Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, has agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve kickback allegations stemming from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two Sanford doctors, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The …

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Settles Whistleblower Suit for $2.8M

An Oklahoma hospital has agreed to a $2.8 million settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit in which a former nurse alleged the hospital made false Medicaid claims. Oklahoma Heart Hospital admitted no wrongdoing in paying out the settlement to Jennifferr Baird, …

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Union Workers May Sue for Wrongful Discharge

Two former Iowa Workforce Development judges may sue the agency for wrongful discharge after the Iowa Supreme Court made significant rulings in their cases on June 15 that could have broad implications for other state workers. Susan Ackerman sued in …

Utah Construction Firms Agree to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $1.2M

Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid …

New Mexico School District Settles Suit for $800K with Former Employee

Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico will pay $800,000 to its former chief financial officer to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the former superintendent placed him on paid leave for questioning district audits. The Albuquerque Journal reports Don Moya …

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Trying to Sell Sealed Whistleblower Lawsuits

A former partner at a major law firm in Washington pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he tried to sell copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations that he obtained while working at the U.S. Justice Department. Jeffrey Wertkin, …

North Carolina Woman Awarded $1.5M in Construction Safety Whistleblower Suit

A federal jury has awarded $1.5 million to a former North Carolina fire investigator who said she was fired after complaining about the safety of construction work at an office building. The Charlotte Observer reported that a jury ruled May …

Iowa Woman Awarded Nearly $750K in Whistleblower Case

An Iowa judge has awarded nearly $750,000 in damages to a woman who reported what she thought was abuse of a student at a Keokuk boarding school for troubled youths. The Hawk Eye reports that the award was announced for …

Idaho Jury Awards Ex-Ada County Employee $1.7M in Whistleblower Case

A former Ada County, Idaho, employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against and wrongly fired has been awarded $1.7 million. Rich Wright’s attorney said a jury awarded the money to his client on March 14, The …

Hot Springs, Arkansas Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $87.5K

The city of Hot Springs, Ark., has settled a 2015 civil rights/whistleblower lawsuit alleging the deputy city manager fired a city employee for corroborating a female coworker’s sexual harassment claim against him. The $87,500 settlement led a federal judge on …