Our California and Nevada Whistleblower Attorneys Litigate Corporate Fraud Cases
Holding corporations accountable for fraudulent acts
Corporate fraud can have far-reaching consequences, affecting consumer safety, the environment and stockholders. At The Drakulich Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand that the term “corporate fraud” refers to many different kinds of wrongdoing, including noncompliance by a corporation’s employees. Actions that can be considered corporate fraud include:
- Misrepresenting a product’s compliance with safety standards — for example, advertising that the upholstery on a chair complies with a specific flammability standard when it does not
- Having working conditions that are unsafe or that don’t comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards — for example, not providing suitable hard hats to workers on a construction site
- Intentionally substituting a less-expensive, lower-quality part for what is specified in a contract — for example, using an internal rechargeable battery in a digital device assembly that does not meet the mean time between charges requirements specified in the contract
- Under-reporting income on a tax return or not reporting the income at all — for example, not reporting cash sales on a federal income tax return
Our attorneys understand these and other kinds of corporate fraud. If you suspect wrongdoing at your company, we can help determine if the activity falls under the California or Nevada legal criteria for fraud and if there are sufficient grounds to initiate a lawsuit or other legal action. We can also clarify whether your case is tax fraud or government fraud so it’s pursued in the appropriate way.
Why you should not delay in blowing the whistle on an act of corporate fraud
Both federal and state whistleblower laws limit the time for reporting an act of corporate fraud. While they are like statutes of limitations for criminal cases, these time frames are generally much shorter. The following are examples of the time frames for reporting specific violations:
- OSHA: 30 days, by phone or in writing
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act: 90 days, by phone or in writing
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act: 90 days, must be in writing
- Clean Air Act: 30 days, must be in writing
At The Drakulich Firm our attorneys have both skill and experience handling corporate fraud whistleblowing cases. We offer advice, recommendations and finally the legal protections you’re entitled to when your employer retaliates against you.
Discuss your corporate fraud whistleblowing concerns with an experienced lawyer
To learn more about how The Drakulich Firm, A Professional Law Corporation can represent you in a corporate fraud whistleblowing lawsuit, call us at 858-755-5887 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today. Our appointment schedule is flexible for your convenience. Our offices are located in San Diego, CA and Reno, NV.