DOJ Tax Division is Interested in Whistleblower Information, but Risks of Disclosure Should Be Discussed with Counsel Prior to Disclosure

By | Tax Whistleblower Report | December 9, 2016

Caroline Ciraolo, Principle Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Tax Division, made clear the importance of whistleblower counsel while speaking at the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas.

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U.S. District Court in Florida Decertifies a Class of Haitian Blueberry Pickers Because Class Members Sought Individualized Damages

U.S. District Court in Florida Decertifies a Class of Haitian Blueberry Pickers Because Class Members Sought Individualized Damages

After certifying a class of Haitian blueberry pickers who asserted Title VII discrimination claims, Judge James Moody of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued a sua sponte order decertifying the class because it had become apparent to the Court that the class members’ claims for compensatory damages were too individualized for class treatment.

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