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Florida Employer Non-Solicitation & Non-Disclosure Agreements

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people found themselves in a situation where they either were let go from their job or they decided to leave their job. As a result, some of these people faced a predicament where they were subject to a non-compete, non-solicitation, or non-disclosure agreement that they signed while still employed…. Read More »

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Tax Fraud Costs the Government up to $1 Trillion Per Year

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

On April 9, 2021, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Charles Rettig, testified before the Senate Finance Committee regarding the so-called “tax gap,” which represents the shortfall between the amount of taxes that should be paid each year versus the amount actually collected.  Rettig estimated the current the tax gap could be as… Read More »

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Medicare Advantage Audit Shows $197 Million in Over-Payments

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

In April 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) released a report regarding a Medicare Advantage Compliance Audit of one of the country’s major Medicare Advantage Organizations, Humana, Inc.   The audit covered only one year, 2015, and one particular contract.  The audit selected a random sampling of 200… Read More »

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No, Companies Cannot Prevent You from Reporting Securities Fraud to the Government

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

We previously wrote about common types of securities fraud and how to report that fraud. Oftentimes, companies try to prevent employees or others from reporting any securities law violations. A company that makes such attempts, however, is committing a further securities violation. Rule 21F-17 Under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Rules and… Read More »

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Blowing the Whistle on Money Laundering

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

South Florida is the money laundering capital of the world.  Each year, crooked banks, bankers and criminal enterprises move millions of dollars of illicit funds through South Florida banks.   In the process, they convert unusable criminal proceeds into seemingly “clean” laundered cash. As whistleblower lawyers, we have received numerous calls over the years from… Read More »

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An Update on Pandemic-Related Contract Litigation

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Earlier this year, we wrote about “acts of God” and force majeure clauses.  At the time, we anticipated that the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown orders would lead to significant litigation regarding these terms.  While the pandemic is now in its eighth month, courts have begun rendering opinions on whether the pandemic will excuse… Read More »

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Looking to Serve or Volunteer in Election 2020? Here Are 4 Ways to Help

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Become a Poll Worker (nonpartisan, paid position). Poll workers are responsible for ensuring that all polling locations are administered consistent with Florida election laws and the county Supervisor of Elections’ policies and procedures. While the titles and duties for poll workers vary by county, the most typical positions are clerk, assistant clerk, inspector and… Read More »

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A Day Off to Vote (#DOV) – Florida

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

How can your firm or business ensure that its employees will have the time and opportunity to cast their ballots in Election 2020? Join the 60 firms* participating in our nonpartisan project and give your employees “A Day Off to Vote.” It can be Election Day or an early voting day. Any amount of time off… Read More »

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Yachts, Strip Clubs, and Fast Cars: An Analysis of the First 56 Cases Alleging PPP Fraud

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which was implemented as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, has been a predictable target for waste, fraud, and abuse.  Whistleblowers who report this fraud will play a vital role in uncovering any wrongdoing. As of September 30, 2020, just 6 months after the… Read More »

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Qui Tam Cases Settle for $17.9 Million

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson announces the settlement of three related qui tam whistleblower cases: United States of America, et al., ex rel. Hood v. Lexisnexis Coplogic Solutions, Inc., Civil Case No. 18-cv-20211 (S.D. Fla.) State of Florida, ex rel. Hood, v. Lexisnexis Coplogic Solutions, Inc.;  Civil Case: 18-CA-001950 (Florida State Court, 2d Judicial Circuit) State… Read More »

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