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May20

Hagens Berman Investigating Apple Inc., Others Regarding Tax-Avoidance Schemes – Seeks Whistleblower Information

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a law firm dedicated to protecting the interests of whistleblowers, today announced that particularly in light of recent news involving potential wrongdoing by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), attorneys and accountants are available to address inquiries from insiders who have information about other illegal tax-avoidance schemes. ...read more

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May2

Whistleblower Law Firm Hagens Berman Applauds Proposed DHHS Rule

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a law firm dedicated to protecting the interests of whistleblowers, today praised the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for proposing a dramatic increase in compensation for whistleblowers who report Medicare fraud. ...read more

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Mar4

Fluor may settle lawsuit alleging improper lobbying for HAMMER training center

The federal government has negotiated a tentative settlement agreement in a whistleblower lawsuit accusing Fluor Hanford of using federal money to lobby for funds for the HAMMER training center at Hanford, according to court documents. Significant progress has been made in resolving the case, with a tentative settlement agreement reached but not yet approved. ...read more

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Mar1

Ark. governor signs whistleblower reward bill

Arkansas state employees who expose government waste and inefficiencies that lead to savings for the state will be entitled to a reward starting later this year. Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday signed into law a bill changing the state's whistleblower statute to include a reward for reporting fraud and abuse in government. ...read more

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Feb27

Railroad Whistleblowers Get Added Protection

In dangerous industries like nuclear power generation, airlines and railroads, Congress has recognized that public safety is at risk if employees don't report safety problems, including their own ill health. ...read more

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Awards Paid to Whistleblowers Exceed $2.8 Billion

Are You a Whistleblower?

A whistleblower is an individual who discloses original information about fraudulent or unethical activities in an effort to bring them to the light of public scrutiny. The United States government has passed a number of laws to protect whistleblowers, and in some cases recognizes their courage by offering rewards for information brought to investigators. If the whistleblower provides information leading to the successful prosecution of a company or individual that has committed fraud, the whistleblower may be entitled to a portion of the fine or recovery.

The decision to blow the whistle on an individual, corporation or organization can be difficult. Whistleblowers may fear retaliation from employers and alienation from co-workers. Therefore, once a whistleblower decides to come forward, it is vital that they retain a law firm with the resources to take on a powerful defendant and a track record of winning. Before risking his or her reputation every smart whistleblower should ask, “Can this firm take on a Fortune 500 company if the government can’t devote the resources or doesn’t see the fraud?”

Hagens Berman can.