DOJ On Board with Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Symantec

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Symantec, a software giant based in California, is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged the federal government and some states, The Washington Post reports. Recently, the Department of Justice has decided to join the suit.

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Whistleblower Filed Cases Reach High of 783 in 2013

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A record high of 783 people filed whistleblower lawsuits last year accounting for 89 percent of Department of Justice fraud cases filed in 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Because of qui tam cases, the government will receive high payouts from contractor-fraud lawsuits.

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Halifax Health Nears Resolution

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A potential resolution is in the works for a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Halifax Health. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the case has cost the publicly supported company over $109 million. Last week, several sealed documents were entered into the court. Attorneys for Halifax did not specify the contents. A special meeting will be held by the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners; the public will be informed about a portion of the meeting to discuss litigation.

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Investigation of Long Island Nursing Home Death Leads to Nine Arrests

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The investigation into the death of a Long Island nursing home resident by the state attorney general has led to a total of nine arrests. According to Eyewitness News, one of the nine is being charged with criminally negligent homicide. Prosecutors say that a 72-year old woman died in October 2012 when staff members failed to respond to ventilator alarms for two hours at Medford Multicare Center.

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Medtronic Makes 40 Job Cuts in Minnesota

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Forty Medtronic employees will be losing their jobs, the company has disclosed. According to Minnepolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Medtronic has not given many details about the job cuts. Some jobs being eliminated are in Fridley, where the headquarters for its corporate functions and neuromodulation business is located. Employees are also being laid off in Mounds View, the location of Medtronic’s cardiac rhythm disease management and structural heart division. It is unclear whether the employees have already been laid off or if the job cuts are pending. The company disclosed the job cuts to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in April and the agency recently made this information known in an update to its Dislocated Worker Program report.

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Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Claims for $2.8M

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Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to settle allegations that the company improperly solicited Medicaid patients over insulin infusion pumps. Legal Newsline reports that on Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that her office jointed the multi-state and federal settlement; 36 states were involved in the settlement.

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