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Establishing a Whistleblower Claim

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Bridgette Bott is claiming that her employer, Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, retaliated against her for testimony she gave in a DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter case. She testified on behalf of the accused, John Goodman. In 2012 Goodman was on house arrest and awaiting trial. He was accused of purposefully damaging his… Read More »

Proving a Causal Link Between Whistleblowing and Your Termination

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Believe it or not, one of the first major instances of whistleblowing occurred way back before major corporations and billion dollar deals were even a thing, in 1773. Benjamin Franklin exposed confidential letters that proved that the governor of Massachusetts misled Parliament to promote a military buildup in the new world. The governor was… Read More »

Your Rights Under the Florida Whistleblower Act

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According to ARA Fraud & Forensic Services, 31 percent of privately owned businesses are susceptible to employee fraud, and an average of five percent of the country’s privately held business’ revenue is lost annually as a result. The median loss caused by fraud is $145,000, while 22 percent of businesses lost more than $1… Read More »

Miami Based Nursing Home Chain Faces Pair Of Class Action Lawsuits

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A Miami Beach businessman and the nursing home chain his family helped to launch are facing a pair of civil lawsuits from whistleblowers accusing him of lining his pockets with the company’s money. One of the suit’s plaintiffs is the nursing home chain’s ex-CEO and the other is the chain’s former chief of nursing,… Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Performed Unnecessary Heart Surgeries

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Lawnwood Medical Center and Heart Institute in Fort Pierce faces a lawsuit alleging the hospital performed 1,200 unnecessary heart surgeries on patients who did not have serious heart conditions, including the 73-year-old plaintiff. The hospital and its parent company, HCA, inc face the medical malpractice lawsuit on the heels of a pair of qui… Read More »

Fort Myers Medical Testing Facility Reaches $19 Million Whistleblower Settlement

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A Fort Myers medical testing facility recently reached a $19.75 million settlement with the federal government to settle allegations the company violated the federal False Claims Act. 21st Century Oncology agreed to pay the settlement to resolve claims it overbilled Tricare, a veterans insurance program, and Medicare for urinalysis testing related to bladder cancer…. Read More »

Florida Whistleblowers Must Prove Actual Violation of Law

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A recent decision made in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals has clarified that an employee’s “reasonable belief” that a violation has occurred under the state’s Whistleblower Act is no longer enough, and the employee must prove an actual violation of law in order to state a claim. This case falls under the Florida… Read More »

Whistleblower Files Suit Against St. Petersburg V.A. Office

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Just days after a report was released about the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office, Javier Soto was informed by that office that his services were no longer needed as a Ratings Benefits Services Representative. Mr. Soto filed a whistleblower complaint with the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, claiming that he was… Read More »

FBI Whistleblower Claims Florida Governor was “Father of Fraud”

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An accountant that became an FBI whistleblower for a Medicare fraud investigation against a hospital chain reignited his claims that Florida Governor Rick Scott, the company’s former chief executive, must have known about the chain’s hundreds of millions of dollars in theft. “Fraud was brewing in the DNA of Rick Scott’s company from the… Read More »

Panama City Beach Hotel Hit With Whistleblower Case

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A Panama City Beach hotel marketing director says that she lost her job because she booked too many African American guests at the hotel and used the Florida Whistleblower Act on her employer. It is an accusation that her employer denies, and claims that her poor job performance is why she was let go…. Read More »

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