Menu Map and Directions

Whistleblowers Archives

Recent whistleblower suit against United Healthcare unsealed

The federal government, through the Medicare program, purportedly pays bonuses to medical insurance companies that provide high-quality coverage to Medicare and Medicare Advantage customers. The companies that perform the best with the fewest customer complaints are given these financial incentives. However, though United Healthcare has been highly rated and well rewarded for its high rankings, a federal judge recently unsealed a whistleblower suit that alleges serious misconduct within the company. United Healthcare has customers throughout the nation, including many senior clients in Michigan who may be interested in the details of these allegations.

Whistleblower in Caterpillar case could see big payout

It has been a rough few years for big machine builder Caterpillar. While, overall, the company is still seeing massive profits, the Internal Revenue Service is fighting hard to collect about $2 billion in taxes the business supposedly owes. The whistleblower in this case no longer works for Caterpillar, but if his information leads to tax collection, he could see a big payout. Michigan residents who take stances similar to this man could also be paid for taking action.

You have options for reporting whistleblower retaliation

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a situation where you must decide whether to do the right thing. This type of predicament affects almost everyone at one point or another, and depending on the circumstances surrounding the issue, you may have a difficult time deciding the best course of action. Deciding to report wrongdoing may prove especially difficult if you believe you could risk losing your job.

Whistleblowing: Don't blow it!

Medicaid patients sometimes pass through many different medical organizations, including ambulance companies, emergency services, doctors' offices and specialists. If you work in the health care industry, you likely understand the amount of paperwork and record-keeping necessary for each patient. Many times, the patient is not able to keep up with the claims procedures or understand the codes and terminology included on the forms.

What is a Whistleblower?

Despite a lot of negative connotations that exist about people speaking out against whistleblowers, they are a valuable part of the thread of the American workplace. Whistleblowers do a lot to help prevent crimes and protect potential victims of a variety of crimes commonly committed.

Understanding Your Fundamental Rights as a Whistleblower

Whistleblower cases in the U.S have been on the rise in recent years. Based on suspicious conduct, an employee may take up the initiative to report an employer suspected of engaging in unlawful actions and consequently benefitting from them. Whistleblowers are brave people in most cases. After all, it takes an incredible amount of courage to expose an employer especially when they handpicked you for a highly sought post.

Whistleblowing while you work

When something at work just doesn't seem right, you may wonder what to do. Maybe you have brought the discrepancy to the attention of your supervisor, but he or she dismissed your complaint or warned you not to talk about it. If you continue to see managers or co-workers behaving in illegal or unethical ways, it may create a sense of conflict in you.

Wells Fargo sued by whistleblower for alleged retaliation

If you've been following the news over the last months, you've probably seen that Wells Fargo has landed in hot water over some questionable sales practices. To meet unrealistic sales goals set by the bank, its employees had allegedly been signing up consumers for accounts and other services without their knowledge. In fact, evidence has revealed that they did this around 2 million times.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers dbusiness Top Lawyers Panel Member of ICLE Michigan 10.0Shereef H. Akeel Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S News and World Report | Civil Rights Law Tier1 Troy | 2017 Rated by Super Lawyers | Shereef H. Akeel | 10 Years

Office Locations facebook twitter linkedin google plus

Akeel & Valentine, PLC
888 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 910
Troy, MI 48084-4748
Phone: 248-918-4542
Toll Free: 888-832-1706
Fax: 248-269-9119
Map and Directions

Dearborn office
360 Porter St., Suite 200
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 248-918-4542
Toll Free: 888-832-1706
Fax: 248-269-9119
Map and Directions

Back to top

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.