Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 19, 2013
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team
JP Morgan agrees to record $13B settlement – The historic settlement ends the slew of investigations and lawsuits over the bank’s shady mortgage practices that precipitated the financial crisis. WSJ
SEC scores high marks in its annual whistleblower report – More whistleblower tips, more whistleblower awards, and all indications the SEC Whistleblower Office will only be more active in the coming year. SEC
New cholesterol guidelines cause confusion and controversy – Experts claim they overestimate the risk of heart attack and stroke and may lead to poor treatment decisions. NPR
Google pays millions to settle privacy suit – The case, brought by 37 states, concerned Google’s practice of bypassing privacy settings and using cookies to track users and show them advertisements. NYT
Armstrong doping suit likely moves forward – The presiding judge says he likely will deny Armstrong’s motion to dismiss the whistleblower lawsuit charging him with defrauding the US Postal Service of endorsement money. Reuters
Did Snowden need to go public? – Pentagon says he could have used its anonymous whistleblower hotline which it credits for uncovering some of the most recent military scandals. Gov. Exec.