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Recent FRSA Circuit Court Decisions

Posted in Federal Rail Safety Act
The 8th Circuit has issued a spate of FRSA decisions falling outside the main stream of other Circuits. It is important to put them in perspective. Araujo v. Kuduk: a distinction without a difference Citing the Congressional Record and the leading whistleblower decision in Marano v. Dep’t of Justice, 2 F.3d 1137, 1140 (Fed. Cir.… Continue Reading

Amtrak Hit With $900,000 Whistleblower Award

Posted in False Claims Act fraud
Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is supposed to investigate and remedy retaliation against employees who blow the whistle on contractor fraud or safety hazards. But in a ruling that raises serious questions about Amtrak’s commitment to whistle blower protection, OSHA has found Amtrak terminated one of its own OIG Supervisors for raising concerns about contractor… Continue Reading