Whistleblower Litigation

Hagens Berman pursues whistleblower litigation under various state and federal programs, including the False Claims Acts, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower programs.

All of these whistleblower programs reward private citizens who report fraud to the government. In many cases, the whistleblower reports fraud committed against the government and may sue those individuals or companies responsible, thereby helping the government and taxpayers recover losses. The programs under which Hagens Berman pursues cases include:

  • False Claims Acts - Under the federal False Claims Act, and more than 30 similar state laws, the whistleblower reports fraud committed against the government, and under the law’s qui tam provision, may file suit on its behalf to recover lost funds.
     
  • Securities and Exchange Commission / Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Hagens Berman provides counsel for whistleblowers under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) whistleblower programs.
     
  • Internal Revenue Service - Hagens Berman also represents whistleblowers under the IRS whistleblower program enacted with the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.

The firm’s whistleblower site can be found here www.hb-whistleblower.com

Whistleblower Cases

Click on the table headers to sort by Case, Date, Status or Court.
Case Date Status Court
Amgen Jan 3, 2013 Settled U.S. District Court - District of Western Washington
Bank of America / Countrywide Financial Jul 6, 2011 Settled U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Bank of America / Countrywide Financial May 19, 2009 Settled U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Medtronic Jul 27, 2011 Active U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Jan 13, 2005 Settled U.S. District Court of Washington, WA
Sound Physicians Jul 3, 2013 Settled U.S. District Court, Western Washington

'Date' refers to the date of a settlement, the date an investigation started, or the date a case was filed.