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Former Employee in Oregon City Intends to Sue Following Firing

A former Coquille city, Ore., employee has informed the city she plans to sue for whistleblower retaliation and a failure to provide due process during the course of her firing. Former city recorder Jennifer Rose filed a notice with the …

Former Tesla Employee Settles Over Theft of Trade Secrets, False Claims to Media

A former Tesla Inc. factory employee will pay Elon Musk’s electric car maker $400,000 after it accused him of tipping reporters about alleged production inefficiencies and delays, a court filing shows. The payment by Martin Tripp, a former process technician …

Former New Mexico Detectives File Whisteblower Lawsuit

A whistleblower lawsuit filed by former New Mexico police detectives says they were retaliated against for repeatedly raising concerns about the operation of their department’s sex crimes unit. Former Albuquerque Police Department detectives Mandi Abernathy, Sally Dyer and Teresa Romero …

SEC Pursues Coronavirus Fraudsters With Help From Whistleblowers

The novel coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout is proving to be a bonanza for whistleblower lawyers as the U.S. securities regulator cracks down on a range of related misconduct from companies touting sham cures to misuse of federal aid. The …

Aviation Safety Whistleblower to Get $90K

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agreed to pay $90,000 to an aviation safety inspector who faced retaliation for raising concerns about unqualified flight safety inspectors, a U.S. agency said Monday. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said the whistleblower …

Oregon Jury Awards $250K in Whistleblower Case

An Oregon jury has awarded $250,000 to a former sergeant who says a sheriff retaliated against him for reporting unfavorable statistics. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that a jury last week found former Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton violated Oregon’s whistleblower protection …

U.S. Court Clears Swiss Bank UBS in Whistleblower’s $20 Million Libel Suit

A New York appeals court has dismissed a U.S. whistleblower’s $20 million libel suit against Swiss bank UBS, his former employer, concluding that statements the Zurich-based bank made about him were at least “substantially true.” Court documents dated May 21 …

Alaska Pilot Awarded $500K in Airplane Safety Whistleblower Case

A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage, Alaska pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems. Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and …

Montana Hospital Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit after a settlement was reached with the Montana hospital accused of paying some of its physicians at above-market rates in exchange for patient referrals to in-house services. The Daily Inter Lake reported …

Goldman Sachs Wants Whistleblower’s Claims Sent to Arbitration

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says claims by a former executive that the bank retaliated against him for blowing the whistle on its failure to comply with anti-money-laundering policies should be heard outside of court or dismissed. The former executive, Chris …