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Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 29, 2013

Posted  October 29, 2013

Too much screen time for kids – With the average child spending 8 hours a day in front of a TV, cell phone or computer, the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for parents to significantly reduce their kids’ screen time.  Chicago Tribune

Infosys pays $34M for visa fraud – The payment is to settle DOJ charges stemming from a whistleblower who alleged that the Indian software company illegally brought Indian workers into the U.S. at lower wages, displacing American workers.  CBS

Thomson Reuters whistleblower suit moves forward – NY Judge Shira Sheindlin rejected Reuters’ argument that the Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claim brought by former employee Mark Rosenblum should be barred because he complained to the FBI, not the SEC.  Reuters

Court finds lawyer duty of client confidence trumps False Claims Act – The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower qui tam law suit because the whistleblower, a former general counsel of the defendant, based the lawsuit on confidential information.  Opinion 

Growing concern over jumbo cruise ships – Following a spate of recent mishaps, like last year’s capsizing of the Costa Concordia, safety experts, regulators and lawmakers are calling for tighter controls over the industry’s move towards megaships.   NYT

Penn State pays $59.7M to Sandusky victims – The payments will settle claims by 26 young men of child sexual abuse by the former assistant football coach.  AP


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