On Feb. 26, 2015, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved a bill titled the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. This bill is the handiwork of Chairman John... Read more
Since joining Beasley Allen in September 2010, Andrew Brashier has worked in the Consumer Fraud Section. He has focused primarily on class action work involving consumer fraud. His practice... Read more
Lawyers in our firm’s Consumer Fraud Section currently represent Plaintiffs who have been cheated by JPMorgan Chase Bank’s (Chase) practice of force-placing flood insurance on borrowers with... Read more
There were a number of settlements and verdicts around the country in whistleblower cases in August. This is an area of litigation that is expanding rapidly. I will mention a sampling of the... Read more
Lawyers in our firm’s Consumer Fraud Section are investigating reports of consumers having various dental services denied coverage under their dental insurance policies. Essentially, when th... Read more
The United States Supreme Court has shown a great deal of interest recently in considering whether class actions are really a valuable and needed part of this nation’s legal system. While mo... Read more
The Dodd-Frank Act was passed in July 2010, establishing the SEC Office of the Whistleblower in 2011. The program was designed by Congress to provide monetary incentives for anyone who has k... Read more
There have not been many Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) “tips” in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) whistleblower program. But one large bounty in a bribery case coul... Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice announced last month that Boston Scientific Corp. has agreed to a $30 million settlement under the False Claims Act (FCA) in a case alleging the company’s Guid... Read more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has a little-known whistleblower program that can result in a huge payoff for those reporting fraud to the CFTC. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Re... Read more
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