FedEx Ground settles EEOC lawsuit for $3.3 million

Written by: Neil Ognibene FedEx Ground agrees to pay $3.3M to settle a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The suit, alleging that FedEx Ground failed to provide reasonable accommodations to hard-of-hearing package handlers, was filed pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities […]

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Court of Appeals Finds in Favor of HLG VA Client

Written by: David Fulleborn Court Reverses Client’s Removal from the VA based upon the VA and MSPB’s Improper Application of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act On March 31, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a significant victory for VA employees, and Hoyer Law Group […]

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Can  Government Employees be Whistleblowers under the False Claims Act?

Written by: Jesse Hoyer Members of government agencies often ask us whether their employment by the Government impacts whether they can serve as a whistleblower in a qui tam case under the False Claims Act (“FCA”)? Unfortunately, the short answer is “maybe.” Government employees can certainly serve as whistleblowers. No court has ever held that the FCA bans qui tam suits […]

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The Many Facets of the Dodd-Frank Act

Written by: David Fulleborn Our attorneys have substantial experience representing corporate, finance, and banking industry whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and other laws. Whether you are looking to disclose securities fraud, bank fraud, or other financial crimes for a reward or […]

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What Does “Under Seal” Really Mean?

Written by: Jesse Hoyer The Federal False Claims Act provides specific rules to keep the case confidential when a whistleblower files a new lawsuit. The rules prevent the defendant from finding out that the government is conducting an investigation. The procedure, known as “filing under seal,” requires that a complaint “shall be filed in camera, […]

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