Posts Tagged 'qui tam'

20,000 Cases Removed from 3M Earplug Lawsuit Over Missing Documents

20,000 3M claims tossed out over late DD214 formsWith more than 270,000 cases currently pending over allegations that 3M defrauded the U.S. government and sold it millions of faulty earplugs, 3M has managed to have 20,000 of those cases thrown out after the veterans failed to provide the court with copies of their DD214s.

The DD214 is also known as the official service record. The document shows the capacities in which the veteran served; ...

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Combat Arms Earplugs Verdict Pushes on 3M Stock Price

3M loses 100 million dollar combat arms earplug verdictA federal jury awarded two U.S. Army veterans $110 million last month in the latest verdict to pummel 3M after it knowingly sold faulty earplugs to the United States military. While the government’s response to being defrauded by a company that chose to put its profits over the safety of United States soldiers can barely be described as tepid, hundreds of thousands of servicemembers have come ...

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3M Loses $22.5 Million Combat Arms Earplug Verdict

3M loses 22 million dollar combat arms earplugs lawsuitA federal jury in Florida has stood up for the men and women who serve their country when their government failed to do so. $22.5 million was awarded to an Army veteran who suffers from hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of 3M’s sale of faulty earplugs to the United States military. The amount is the largest yet awarded in a litigation that still ...

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First 3M Earplugs Lawsuit Leads to $6 Million Verdict

3M loses big in first combat arms earplug trial3M executives must have been thrilled when the whistleblower lawsuit that exposed their sale of defective earplugs to the United States military led to a paltry $9 million fine. For a company whose revenue exceeds $30 billion per year, the fine was essentially a refund of the contract price with no consequences for the deception.

The party, however, appears to be coming to an end as the first ...

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Exxon Denied Climate Change Despite Early Knowledge, E-Mail Says

whistleblower claims exxon hid climate change evidenceA newly publicized e-mail from a former Exxon scientist reveals that the world’s biggest oil company knew about climate change as early as 1981, yet continued to promote anti–climate change research until 2009. According to the Guardian, Exxon not only was informed of the risks of carbon emissions, but lent the science enough credence as to factor it into its decision on whether to drill the Natuna field, ...

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Congress to Look Into Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Reports

congress to look into prescription abuses at Veterans AffairsA Congressional field hearing is scheduled to take place on March 30 to look into whistleblower claims of prescription drug abuse at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, WI. The whistleblower report, which was at first hidden by the VA Inspector General, reveals a high rate of prescriptions for high-dose opiates like morphine. Several deaths are also under investigation at the medical center.

A clinical review found ...

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