Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Indiana Whistleblower Suit

From yesterday's Indianapolis Star, Nurses file whistleblowing suit against jail company:

Six Indianapolis-area nurses filed a whistleblowing and racial discrimination lawsuit today against Corrections Corporation of America, which operates Marion County Jail #2 in Indianapolis.

The plaintiffs allege they were retaliated against because they complained to CCA supervisors about inmates who were not provided their medication, inmates who were given the wrong medication, and inmates who were given other patients’ medication to save CCA money.
No mention of whether the plaintiffs filed the case in state or federal court, or any mention of plaintiffs' attorney. I assume that it was a state law filing since the federal qui tam statute puts the initial filing under seal.