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Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Whistleblower Trial Against Blackwater Begins

Posted in News
In 2008, two former employees brought a whistleblower lawsuit against the security firm once known as Blackwater (now named Xe Services). On July 27, the trial began in Alexandria, Virginia and is expected to last two weeks. The two whistleblowers allege that the company overcharged the federal government millions of dollars for their services in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other… Continue Reading

Legal Battle Finally Over for an “American Hero”

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The NWC is pleased to announce that whistleblower hero Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse has finally won a six-year legal battle against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2005, Ms. Greenhouse blew the whistle on the Army Corps for extensive contractor fraud in which they were awarding secret, non-compete contracts worth billions of dollars to Halliburton’s subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR). Six… Continue Reading

Whistleblower Center in NYC

Posted in Events
The NWC is preparing for a full day of whistleblower events in New York City today. Join the NWC staff and Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn at two events teaching the public about whistleblower rights and the latest whistleblower protection laws. First, come learn about the latest whistleblower provisions found in the Dodd-Frank Act, and how these rules can help… Continue Reading

NWC seminar on Dodd-Frank a huge success

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Events, False Claims / Qui Tam, Legislation, Tax Whistleblowers
David Colapinto, Stephen Kohn, Sean McKessy and Michael Kohn. Yesterday, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) road trip of seminars came to Washington, DC, to spread the word about new opportunities for whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “This was the best continuing legal education I’ve had in 17 years,” attorney Don McKenna told me. In… Continue Reading

Last Call for July 20th Whistleblower Seminar

Posted in Events
The NWC is gearing up for our special seminar tomorrow in Washington, D.C. at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, entitled “The NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Rewards Provisions.” The entire NWC staff and I are looking forward to attending this open discussion on the newest whistleblower protection laws, which is also available via conference call. We’re excited to offer you the… Continue Reading

Grand Jury Report: San Francisco Whistleblower Program is Flawed

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A grand jury report released Monday, July 11th, found that San Francisco’s whistleblower program is riddled with shortcomings. The whistleblower program is designed to protect public interest by encouraging employees to disclose waste, fraud, and abuse. However, the report concluded that the program: “angers and confuses whistleblowers,” “lacks an appeals system,” “does not foster transparency,” “lacks a comprehensive tracking system,”… Continue Reading

Blue Bird Bus Corp. Settles Whistleblower Case In GA

Posted in Department of Labor, News
Blue Bird Bus Corp., a bus manufacturing company based in Fort-Valley, Georgia, has recently settled a case with the U.S. Department of Labor to pay more then $176,000 in back wages and interest to a former maintenance employee who was illegally terminated in 2004. Blue Bird has also agreed to pay the Labor Department’s costs associated with the case and… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers: From the American Revolution to WikiLeaks

Posted in Events
On July 25, 2011, one of the nation's leading whistleblower attorneys, Stephen M. Kohn, will share compelling insights from his newly-released book, The Whistleblower's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What's Right and Protecting Yourself at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library. The author talk and book signing will be hosted by "Author @ the Library," from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.… Continue Reading

CASA de Maryland receives reprisal for helping tenants organize

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You don’t have to be an employee to suffer retaliation for speaking truth to power. This summer, I have been helping CASA de Maryland, an immigrant rights organization. We helped tenants in a number of buildings in the Hyattsville, Long Branch and Langley Park areas. They are organizing to address a variety of problems with conditions and management.  Recently, tenants… Continue Reading