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Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 5, 2013

Posted  November 5, 2013

Bullying in the NFL – Miami Dolphin guard Richie Incognito is suspended for allegedly sending teammate Jonathan Martin threatening and racist messages and targeting him with other abusive conduct.  Miami Herald

Protections for antitrust whistleblowers? – The Senate just passed a bill with retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, though if enacted as it currently stands its effectiveness may be limited since it does not incentivize whistleblowers with financial rewards.  Press Release

J&J agrees to $2.2B DOJ settlement – The amount settles civil and criminal charges involving marketing Risperdal and other prescriptions drugs for uses not approved by the FDA.  The whistleblowers who brought the case will get $167M.  Washington Post

SAC Capital pays record $1.2B for insider trading – The hedge fund giant becomes the first large Wall Street firm in a generation to confess to criminal conduct.  NYT

EU to fine big banks for more rate-rigging – EU antitrust regulators set to fine six global banks, including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and HSBC for rigging of benchmark euro zone interest rates.  Reuters

Herbal supplements not what they claim to be – New study shows widespread adulteration, contamination and mislabeling in the $5B medicinal supplement industry.  NYT

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