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Shields for Blacklisted Whistleblowers Denied High Court Review

Jan. 24, 2022, 2:41 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider whether an employer can be liable for retaliation against a former worker who reported alleged fraud, leaving in place a circuit split over the reach of a federal whistleblower law.

The justices left in place a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision that held the False Claims Act’s protections extend to a Detroit-area hospital worker who claimed post-employment retaliatory actions after he was fired for reporting an alleged kickback scheme for physicians.

David Felton, a neurologist at William Beaumont Hospital, alleged that he experienced blacklisting and his former employers maligned him ...

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