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Expert Wins Settlement in Whistleblower Case against Cisco

BOSTON — A computer security expert won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago, after he reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software used at major U.S. international …

Duke University Pays $112M to Settle Faked-Research Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C .– Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician’s fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday. The private university …

Concrete Firm Pays $1M to Settle Metrorail Suit

A concrete company is paying $1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging it falsified test data on materials used in the multibillion-dollar expansion of the Washington region’s Metrorail system. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the civil settlement with Universal …

Katrina Whistleblower Case Set for Arguments in Feb. 2015

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has appealed an order that it pay legal fees and damages of $3 million in a whistleblower lawsuit in which a jury found the insurer defrauded the government in a policyholder claim after Hurricane …

Mediation Ordered in Suit Against Guardrail Maker

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company’s highway guardrails. Critics say the change made it more likely that cars could be …

Fired Michigan Prison Food Worker Files Whistleblower Suit

A fired Michigan prison food service worker has filed a whistleblower complaint, saying she lost her job for reporting falsified records and kitchen practices that endangered health and food safety. Amy McVay, 25, who worked at the Gus Harrison Correctional …

Former Head of Michigan Lawyer Grievance Board Sues Over Firing

The former administrator of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission says the Michigan Supreme Court illegally fired him for reporting inappropriate emails by his staff members. The Detroit Free Press says Robert Agacinski filed a whistleblower lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne County …

Whistleblower Says Guardrails Causing Driver Deaths

Before dawn on Feb. 23, Darius Williams ran his Nissan Sentra off a North Carolina interstate at 80 miles per hour. A length of guardrail pierced his door, according to the police report, driving the 24-year-old’s body into the opposite …

Fired West Virginia Nurse Awarded $1M in Whistleblower Suit

A former hospital nurse has been awarded more than $1 million in a lawsuit that claimed she was fired for expressing concerns of possible violations. A Kanawha County Circuit Court jury made the award Thursday after a nine-day trial to …

PG&E Worker Wins $1M Whistleblower Lawsuit

A former power line worker for Pacific Gas & Electric has been awarded more than $1 million in a wrongful termination suit that claimed he was fired after making safety complaints. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports 44-year-old Matthew Niswonger filed …