Whistleblower Law Blog

Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP hosting wine and cheese fundraiser for Beth Daley Memorial Impact Fund

September 21, 2010
Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP will be hosting a wine and cheese party to celebrate the life of Beth Daley, a passionate advocate for whistleblower rights and responsible democracy, and to raise funds for the Beth Daley Memorial Impact Fund on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 5:30pm. For ten years, Beth played a vital role at...

New York empowers tax fraud whistleblowers

September 20, 2010
Since 2007, the State of New York has allowed whistleblowers to use the state’s False Claims Act to sue on behalf of the state, in what is known as a qui tam suit, when they identify Medicaid fraud or contractors who have overbilled the state for goods and services. This month, Governor David A. Paterson signed a bill into law...

Body Armor Company Executive Misconduct demonstrates real need for whistleblower oversight

September 17, 2010
One of the chief motivations behind the strengthening of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections in the Dodd-Frank Act was to address the rampant financial misconduct by corporate executives that played a large part in causing and sustaining the current financial crisis. One of the ways the act aims to do this is by increasing...

Dodd-Frank Act enhances whistleblower rewards and protections

August 6, 2010
With the adoption of the Dodd-Frank Act, financial whistleblowers gained additional incentives and protections through an amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Under Dodd-Frank’s Section 922, whistleblowers are now eligible for rewards between 10% and 30% of monetary sanctions exceeding $1,000,000 provided...