Whistleblower

Benefits of Blowing the Whistle Under the False Claims Act

Attorney Patricia Stamler is pleased to announce the resolution of a claim that her clients, Scott Stone and Bethany McKinley, who served as Relators (whistleblowers) in a case brought on behalf of the United States of America against…

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Whistleblower Allowed to Proceed with Her Federal False Claims Qui Tam Case Against Home Health Agency

On June 11, 2018, The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States ex rel. Marjorie Prather v Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc., et al, issued a favorable ruling for Prather, the relator, in a claim brought pursuant to the…

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The Michigan Supreme Court Leaves Appellate Decision Intact: Employee’s Report to Her Attorney of a Good Faith Belief that Her Employer Violated Law is Protected Under Michigan’s Whistleblower Act

On April 20, 2017, I wrote a blog about an oral argument at the Michigan Supreme Court that occurred on April 12, 2017, in the case of McNeil-Marks v MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot (“MidMichigan”). In MidMichigan, the…

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Is an Attorney a Member of a “Public Body” Under The Whistleblowers’ Protection Act?

On April 12, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an important issue for employees and employers under The Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) in the case of McNeil-Marks v MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot. In McNeil-Marks,…

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Recently-Enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act Requires Employer Disclosure of Whistleblower Immunity

New remedies for trade secret holders have stolen the headlines about the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. However, the new law also provides substantial whistleblower protection for employees…

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DOJ’s 2014 Stats Show Whistleblower Success Under FCA Benefitting All Taxpayers

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released its 2014 False Claims Act Statistics. As a firm that focuses much of our practice on representing whistleblowers, known as Relators, in False Claims Act (FCA) cases, we…

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Patricia Stamler Named One of “The Top Lawyers in Michigan”

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Patricia A. Stamler, a civil rights, employment and False Claims Act partner at Hertz Schram PC, has been named as one of “The Top Lawyers in Michigan” by Leading Lawyers as published in the 2015…

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