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CASES & PUBLICATIONS

Whistleblowing/False Claims Act

Anderson v. State of New York, 614 F. Supp.2d 404 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (refusing to dismiss First Amendment claim of NYS court attorney who alleged she was fired for complaining about Disciplinary Committee’s whitewashing of attorney misconduct complaints).

Anderson v. State of New York

United States of America ex rel. Joan Gallagher v. InterMune, Inc., C 04-4323 (N.D. Cal.) (qui tam settlement of $42 million, of which $5.7 million allocated to relator).

United States of America ex rel. Joan Gallagher v. InterMune, Inc.

Joan Gallagher v. InterMune, Inc, No. Civ. A 04-1200, 2005 WL 742434 (E.D.Pa. Mar. 31, 2005) (denying motion to dismiss of plaintiff’s wrongful termination claim under Pennsylvania’s public policy exception to at-will employment doctrine). 

Joan Gallagher v. InterMune, Inc

Roniger v. McCall, 119 F. Supp.2d 407 (S.D.N.Y. 2000); 72 F. Supp.2d 433 (S.D.N.Y. 1999); 22 F. Supp.2d 156 (S.D.N.Y. 1998) (defeating motions to dismiss and summary judgment in First Amendment whistleblower action where employee of NY State’s Office of Comptroller was fired because of his politically embarrassing deposition testimony concerning a letter written by the NYS Comptroller).

Roniger v. McCall

United States of America ex rel. Richard Faden v. Young Adult Institute, Inc., 09 Civ. 5003 (RMB) (May 28, 2009) (qui tam settlement of $18 million, of which $3.4 million allocated to relator).

Criado v. ITT Corp., 61 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 321, 8 I.E.R. Cases (BNA) 1267 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) (upholding $250,000 jury verdict in whistle-blower action where pilot was discharged for reporting suspicions of unethical and illegal conduct occurring in company’s flight department to Senior Vice President, notwithstanding defendant’s express promise not to do so).