Four former top aides to Attorney General Ken Paxton are suing him for violating state whistle blower laws. I wrote about that lawsuit here. AG Paxton has hired Bill Helfand, a well-known Houston employment lawyer, to defend him. Mr. Helfand will be paid $540 per hour for his services. In answer to the lawsuit,

As expected, Ken Paxton has provided generous lawsuits to his former deputies. Four of his recently fired senior assistants have filed suit based on whistle blowing. They allege they were fired because they reported violations of law by AG Paxton. see my prior post about their whistle blower complaints here. The lawsuit rightly notes

One would think that with a pandemic crashing into our society, OSHA would lead the way in protecting U.S workers. But, no. The Occupational Safety Health Administration is taking a few steps backward. Senior OSHA staff had a six page memo prepared and ready to issue in the Spring of 2020, that would institute protections

Ken Paxton is the Attorney General of Texas. Recently, seven of his top deputies submitted information to the AG’s Human Resource department accusing their boss of corruption. It is hard to over-state how extraordinary that is. Assistant AG’s are not liberal. They are generally careful and conservative. It is also obvious they reported the apparent

The Department of Justice, the pre-eminent law firm in the country, has sued Stephanie Winston Wolkoff for breach of a confidentiality agreement. Winston Wolkoff signed the Non-Disclosure Agreement when she worked for a time at the White House. Later, this year, she published a “tell-all” book about Melania Trump. Ms. Winston Wolkoff is a former

Another whistle blower has been forced out of his job in the Trump Administration. Dr. Rick Bright, a scientist at the National Institute of Health and a vaccine expert, has resigned. He submitted a whistle blower complaint several months ago. See my prior post here. His complaint was very detailed, extending over some 300

Pres. Trump  fired the IG for the State Department late Friday. He is required by statute to explain why. But, his letter to Congress simply said he lost confidence in Steve Linick. Yes, the old “lost confidence” rationale. The refuge of all retaliating employers. Later, when asked about the termination, Pres. Trump minimized one of

The Office of Special Counsel has found in favor of Dr. Bright. I previously wrote about Dr. Bright here. The quickness of the finding underscores the strength of Dr. Bright’s case. I have yet to get the OSC to even conduct an actual investigation in any of my cases. OSC has recommended that Dr.

So, as I guessed, Dr. Bright is claiming to be a whistleblower. I previously wrote about Dr. Bright here. Dr. Bright submitted a whistleblower complaint with attachments. See NPR news report here. He filed his complaint with the Office of Special Counsel. OSC has the power to investigate whistleblower complaints submitted by federal

Its always a  bad sign when you fire a high ranking executive without following agency protocol. Yet, that is  what DHHs did when it demoted Dr. Rick Bright. DHHS froze Dr. Bright out of his email account with no warning. DHHS demoted Dr. Bight from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the agency in