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AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A WHISTLEBLOWER REWARD UNDER THE SEC WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM?

May 19th, 2022

Last year alone, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued approximately $564 million in whistleblower awards, stemming from the agency’s recovery of almost $5 billion through enforcement actions predicated on tips from whistleblowers. Those awards brought the total amount of money issued to whistleblowers …

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CFTC Whistleblower Program

WHAT IS THE CFTC WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM?

May 4th, 2022

Congress created the whistleblower program administered by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The government passed the Dodd-Frank Act, in the wake of the Great Recession, to increase protections …

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WHAT IS THE SEC WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM?

April 29th, 2022

Congress created the whistleblower program administered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The government passed the Dodd-Frank Act, in the wake of the Great Recession, to increase protections …

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‘Kids in Danger’ Honors ‘Parents Against Tip-Overs’ for Its Work Preventing Furniture Tip-Over Tragedies

April 29th, 2022

Sometimes in the face of horrific tragedy, purpose can be found. On May 26, 2022, Kids in Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety, will honor Parents Against Tip-Overs (PAT) with its Best Friend Award for its advocacy and leadership …

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Pressure Cookers: The Serious Burn Hazard in Your Kitchen That Nobody Talks About

April 29th, 2022

While it may seem unthinkable that a popular kitchen appliance could severely injure consumers for decades without much public attention, that exact scenario is playing out in homes across the U.S. where families rely on pressure cookers for meal preparation. Pressure cookers are touted by manufacturers …

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WHAT LEGAL PROTECTIONS DOES THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT PROVIDE TO WHISTLEBLOWERS?

April 13th, 2022

Exposing unlawful conduct by a business can often create significant monetary exposure for that company and any individual employees engaged in wrongdoing. Whistleblowers who step forward to report such fraud may therefore face retaliation for their decision to do so. This blowback may come after …

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Magnet Injuries

DigitDots Magnetic Balls Recalled Due to the Risk of Ingestion by Kids

April 11th, 2022

As magnet ingestions by children reach record highs, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has scored a victory in a more than 10-year battle to keep extremely dangerous tiny magnetic balls out of the hands and mouths of children. On March 17, 2022, HD …

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Medical Malpractice

Patient Strokes, Treatment and the Law: Issues to Consider

April 4th, 2022

When a patient suffers a stroke, proper diagnosis and prompt treatment can mean the difference between recovery with little or no disability and permanent brain damage, disability or death. Learn the issues to consider when evaluating a potential stroke malpractice case, including possible theories of …

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kleptocracy asset recovery

TREASURY LAUNCHES KLEPTOCRACY ASSET WHISTLEBLOWER REWARDS PROGRAM

March 23rd, 2022

Congress recently established the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program. The Program will provide rewards payments to whistleblowers who provide information leading to the seizure, restraint, or forfeiture of “stolen assets” linked to foreign government corruption, including the Government of the Russian Federation. Information reported, the …

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