Whistleblower Lawyer Rochester, New York
How to speak with a whistleblower lawyer Rochester, NY relies on, that has a track record of success, although nothing is ever guaranteed.
One thing about whistleblower laws, is that they’re a maze that you can easily become lost in, but worse if you take the wrong path you’ve killed your case. The lawyers at Brown, LLC (formerly JTB Law Group, LLC) are experienced whistleblower lawyers.
A whistleblower case generally involves allegations of defrauding the federal or state government. The United States and the State of New York have whistleblower laws that permit relators to commence a case for the government that can recover up to 30% of what the whistleblower recovery.
New York State has a very interesting facet of its whistleblower laws, as a whistleblower lawyer in Rochester, NY can attest. Compared to other states, New York allows a New York Whistleblower to recover monies for tax cheats. This can come up in a variety of ways, but one big way that this comes up is in the wage and hour context where employers pay employees off the books to avoid paying payroll taxes. Sure, there is an IRS whistleblower statute, but that could take years and you need to tee that up on a silver platter to have traction with a case along those lines. With New York, the government has the right idea and if you know a tax cheat and properly report them with specific credible information, not only will you be helping the taxpayers, but you could obtain a significant whistleblower award of nearly 30% of the recovery. So a company that avoids 1.5 million dollars of taxes a year for 6 years for a total of 9 million could result in a 2.7 million dollar whistleblower award.
Lately, the emerging trend is to litigate whistleblower matters under the False Claims Act (FCA), a federal statute that enables relators to commence actions as an agent for the government, but not a true agent. There are many dimensions in which one can blow the whistle on fraud against the government. They include:
- New York Medicare Fraud
- New York Medicaid Fraud
- New York Tax Fraud
- New York SEC Fraud
- New York Commodities Fraud, aka New York CFTC Whistleblower action
- New York Defense Contractor Fraud
With New York City as the financial focus point of the world, New York has a disproportionate amount of whistleblowers that delve into the SEC whistleblower and CFTC whistleblower areas. Those cases can involve things like junk bonds, fake IPO’s, cryptocurrency fraud, brokers defrauding their clients, major financial institutions lying to the regulators (think Bernie Maddoff), and many other wrongdoings that ultimately focus on companies that have self-interest and put their own interests and profits over the wellbeing of their clients, as a whistleblower lawyer in Rochester, NY can explain.The health care codes are extremely complicated and health care practitioners or those working in the health care field may be in a position to blow the whistle on various types of Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud. The government has made it a super-priority to address the opioid epidemic, so the over prescription of opioids in conjunction with incentivization for the prescriptions could lead to a swift government reaction for the right whistleblower. Sometimes pain management doctors will use illegal runners to pay for brining drug addicted people to the clinic to continue to bill them as they are good repeat customers. The kickbacks may be more than cash, things like bus rides, trips, hotels, casino nights, etc. have all been used before and will probably be used again.
Classical Medicare and Medicaid Fraud involve overbilling, improper billing, billing for services not rendered and a host of other schemes to generate more profits for the institution at the expense of the taxpayer. Pharmaceutical whistleblowers can stand to make hundreds of millions when they blow the whistle on things like off label promotion, falsification of FDA approval, falsification of efficacy records for distribution, and kickback scenarios where the doctors or clinics are rewarding for prescribing a particular product.
If you think you might have a whistleblower case you should learn your rights. The only person who can receive a whistleblower award is the first to file, so don’t let someone else beat you to the punch. Don’t delay, call right now to speak with our whistleblower lawyer Rochester, NY turns to.
Any leading whistleblower law firm tackling the tens of billions of dollars stolen from the
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The False Claim Act, also referred to as the “Lincoln Law,” is a very well-known
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently announced that it has identified over $80 billion in
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, is intended to protect
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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