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High court set to rule on whistleblower case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide Wednesday whether the state’s whistleblower statute should have protected a state justice department employee who was demoted after she warned her superiors that using state employees for the then-attorney general’s trip to a political convention could have violated state law.

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Lab settles Medicare fraud allegations

A laboratory company in western Wisconsin and its owners have agreed to pay the federal government $8.5 million to settle claims it submitted false billing information to Medicare.

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Law firms respond to ‘white-hot’ practice area

Two years after the “bounty” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act on financial reforms took effect, whistleblower matters remain a sizzling growth area for lawyers in employment or finance and securities practice areas — or, as is increasingly common, on a law firm interdisciplinary team that harnesses expertise from both fields.

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Wis. feds sue PharMerica Corp.

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee sued a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm on Friday, accusing PharMerica Corp. of illegally dispensing addictive narcotics without proper oversight.

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US won’t retry watchdog whistleblower case

The Justice Department said Thursday it will not try again to sue a watchdog group that shared money from a whistleblower settlement with a government economist more than 14 years ago, following a mistrial in the case last month.

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New SEC whistleblower data draws mixed reaction

In its first full year, a federal whistleblower program that boosted the amount of awards to employees and others who report credible information about fraud and other securities violations spurred more than 3,000 tips and resulted in one five-figure payout.

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$5 million paid to settle whistleblower case

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) - A Washington County company and its parent firm will pay nearly $5 million to settle a health care fraud claim by two whistleblowers. The two former employees of Abri Health Plan of Germantown claimed the company misrepresented its Medicare Part C coverage plans in violation of federal regulations. The pair said the ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Whistleblower lawsuit accuses 3 drugmakers

By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Three generic drugmakers are being accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of scheming to overcharge the government by tens of millions of dollars for medicines. The U.S. Attorney's office on Tuesday joined in the lawsuit, brought by Chicago pharmacist Bernard Lisitza. His attorneys alleged in a 162-page complaint ... Subscribe ...

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