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September 17, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
An engineer who claimed he was demoted and eventually fired by a Burbank aerospace firm for blowing the whistle on fraudulent testing practices has won a $350,000 settlement from the company. A Glendale Superior Court jury agreed this week with Sohrab Haroonian's claim that he was improperly terminated in 1990 by Elmo Semiconductor Corp., a firm that makes and tests parts for defense contractors and manufacturers of medical devices such as pacemakers and heart valves.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
An engineer who claimed he was demoted and eventually fired by a Burbank aerospace firm for blowing the whistle on fraudulent testing practices has won a $350,000 settlement from the company. A Glendale Superior Court jury agreed this week with Sohrab Haroonian's claim that he was improperly terminated in 1990 by Elmo Semiconductor Corp., a firm that makes and tests parts for defense contractors and manufacturers of medical devices such as pacemakers and heart valves.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1986, Congress amended the federal False Claims Act to encourage more "whistle-blower lawsuits," in which workers in defense-related industries testify against their employers to root out fraud in government contracts. Since then, more than 500 such cases have been filed and more than $500 million recovered, much of which was kept by the whistle blowers. Tarzana resident Sohrab Haroonian didn't go straight to the government. He says he objected when his supervisors at Elmo Semiconductor Corp.
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