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Whistleblower News from the Inside - February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

SEC shakes up its enforcement unit – For the past three years, the SEC won 75% of its trials, but a drop to winning only 55% over the past few months has prompted a restructuring of the agency’s trial division.  WSJ

Whistleblower protections for food workers – OSHA issued its interim final rules establishing whistleblower protections for those working in the food industry.  Food Safety News

Dodd-Frank protections/rewards encourage whistleblowers in Asia – The number of SEC whistleblower tips from China soared from 10 in 2011 to 27 in 2012 to 52 last year, making China the third largest source of SEC tips outside the US.  South China Morning Post

Avon could pay up to $132M to settle bribery charges – The payment would settle charges that the beauty products goliath violated the FCPA by bribing foreign officials to ease the company’s efforts to enter new foreign markets.  Reuters

DaVita to pay $389M to settle federal kickback charges – The charges against the operator of more than 2,000 dialysis clinics centered around the company’s questionable joint venture relationships with various kidney doctors.  Denver Post

Warning label for sweetened drinks? – Proposed legislation would make California the first state to require warning labels declaring on sodas and other highly sweetened drinks that added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.  New York Times


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