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January 2019 Archives

Wisconsin software maker named in disability discrimination suit

If you drive about 90 miles due west of Milwaukee, you'll come to Verona, a modest suburb of Madison. The town of about 10,000 residents is home to Epic Systems Corporation, a company that boasts that its software is used to manage nearly two-thirds of all medical records in the U.S.

Mortgage lender accused of fraud in whistleblower claim

A former quality control manager for a Southern mortgage company says that the lender engaged in wrongful activities to increase chances that loans would be approved, according to a recent whistleblower lawsuit. The alleged scheme used several tactics, including burying information in the notes section of forms instead of the reporting section, approving unqualified borrowers and falsifying borrower documents. The goal was to boost profits for the lender in loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

Au pairs get back pay in $65 million class action suit settlement

They worked from Milwaukee to Miami and from Memphis to Mesa to Minneapolis and beyond. Au pairs worked in homes across the U.S., providing affordable child care, as well as cooking, cleaning, shopping and other household chores.

Wisconsin Gov. Evers signs order protecting LGBTQ state employees

When Wisconsin voters went to the polls in November of last year to choose a governor, they elected Tony Evers over incumbent Scott Walker. The change in direction was apparent on Evers' first day in office, when he signed an executive order that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ state employees.

Turkeys And iPads Were Used To Entice Business In Whistleblower Claim

A company on the East Coast that provides audiology services has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving claims of unlawful enticements and inappropriate examinations, according to the Department of Justice. Authorities say that the health care company allowed unlicensed individuals to conduct unsupervised audiology tests on patients who were covered by Medicare or Tricare.

UPS settles religious discrimination lawsuit for $4.9 million

The familiar brown-uniformed drivers dart in and out of their familiar brown-colored trucks, dropping off and picking up packages across Milwaukee. Like everyone else in the nation, UPS drivers have freedom of religion and the right to worship as they see fit.

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