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Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 1, 2014

Posted  April 1, 2014

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Federal court says $2.3 billion whistleblower lawsuit against Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is a go — The decision reverses a bankruptcy court ruling that blocked litigation over allegedly defective parts used in planes sold to the U.S. government.  WSJ

Whistleblower claims DuPont contamination in Louisiana – A just unsealed False Claims Act whistleblower suit by a longtime DuPont employee in Louisiana claims the company regularly leaked cancer-causing gas off the site, which sits a few miles from residential neighborhoods and a primary school.  Times Picayune

Surge in UK whistleblower tips – The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority reports the amount of useful information received from whistleblowers increased by nearly two-thirds in 2013.  WSJ

DISH Network fined $250K for blacklisting whistleblower – OSHA says DISH blacklisted the former employee after he reported a vendor for submitting fraudulent invoices. Compliance Week

Lobbying firm still on the hook for fraud allegations — Judge’s ruling allows Chevron to continue suit against  Washington firm Patton Boggs over claims that it engaged in fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar environmental judgment for a group of Ecuadorean villagers.  Reuters

Ringleader of massive mortgage fraud to be sentenced – the fraud scheme made Bakersfield, California one of the home foreclosure capitals of the country. NPR

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