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Applying a "we're-just-not-buying-it" standard in False Claims Act retaliation cases: Jones-McNamara v. Holzer Health Systems
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

False Claims Act ("FCA") retaliation cases are increasingly common. And, a plaintiff does not have to allege very much to bring a FCA retaliation

Sixth Circuit resurrects inadequate training lawsuit against private prison contractor
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 16 2015

Earlier this month, in Shadrick v. Hopkins Cnty., a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment in

Divided Sixth Circuit dismisses compliance officer’s FCA whistleblower retaliation claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a former compliance officer's whistleblower retaliation claim because she did not

OSHA issues final regulations governing transportation safety whistleblower claims
  • Zuckerman Law
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

OSHA issued final regulations implementing the whistleblower protection provisions of the National Transit Systems Security Act (NTSSA) and the

Protected activity and individual liability: broadened interpretations of the False Claims Act anti-retaliation provision
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

The False Claims Act's (FCA) anti-retaliation provision allows private whistleblowers to file an FCA complaint without retaliation from their

Are Public-Private Partnerships subject to prevailing wage laws?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

Public-Private Partnerships, often referred to as P3s or PPPs, are experiencing a growing popularity in construction. One reason for this is quite

Government contractor industry brief urges Fourth Circuit to reaffirm “battlefield contractor” tort-suit defenses
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • November 2 2015

On October 29, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its clients, the Professional Services

Buyer beware! Successor employers covered by “worker retention” laws may also “succeed” to predecessor’s NLRA obligations
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

Several big cities - including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Providence, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. - have "worker retention"

Department of Labor and Industry misclassification policy
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recently issued a new policy making construction employers responsible for providing proof of its'

DOL gets reined in
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

As most employers know, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), along with many other federal and state agencies such as the Equal Employment