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2016 Whistleblower of the Year Candidate – Volkswagen Whistleblower Daniel Donovan

Posted  12/21/16
By Hallie Noecker This “Whistleblower Spotlight” features former Volkswagen employee Daniel Donovan, candidate for 2016 Whistleblower of the Year.  Donovan came forward early this year, alleging Volkswagen illegally destroyed electronic data in the days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) publicly accused it of cheating emissions tests.  Volkswagen was facing billions of dollars in...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Volkswagen

Posted  07/1/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Volkswagen AG.  On Tuesday, the beleaguered German auto-maker and related entities agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion in two related settlements to settle charges of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers.  One settlement is with the United States and the State of California and the other is with the...

In Their Own Words -- United Nations Environmental Program

Posted  06/13/16

--  “The sheer financial scale and sophistication of environmental crimes now require an entirely different scale of coordinated responses and international collaboration, working across ministries and jurisdictions at the national level, to international cross-UN and trans-border collaboration.”

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol report: The Rise of Environmental Crime. The report estimates...

Belcon Enterprises to Pay $439,500 to Settle Whistleblower Suit Over Faulty Work on Federal Building Projects

Posted  03/7/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Washington, DC (March 4, 2016) – Constantine Cannon LLP is pleased to announce that its client, whistleblower Brian Emery, helped the U.S. Government recover $439,500 over allegations of faulty workmanship and the use of non-compliant materials in three federal building projects in Maine. The settlement with Belcon Enterprises, formerly known as Roof Systems of Maine, resolves...

2015's Whistleblower Of The Year Award Goes To . . . Perdue Chicken Farmer Craig Watts

Posted  02/9/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Well the votes are in and tallied and Whistleblower Insider's 2015 Whistleblower of the Year winner is Perdue chicken farmer Craig Watts.  He is one of the 30,000 contract farmers in the U.S. who work with the handful of Big-Ag poultry producers, like Perdue Farms, that control what goes into the vast majority of chickens we eat.  They also dictate how these chickens are...

Top-5 DOJ Environmental Fraud Settlements For 2015

Posted  01/6/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Here is our look-back at the top-5 DOJ settlements for environmental fraud or misconduct for 2015.      5.  PECHINEY PLASTIC -- Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc. agreed to pay roughly $29.5 million and perform cleanup work of about $62.5 million in connection with contaminated soil and groundwater at the Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in New...

In Their Own Words -- Dan Collins

Posted  12/22/15

 -- "IT READS LIKE A JOHN GRISHAM NOVEL.  IT’S SO REMARKABLE.  . . .  IT WAS TOTAL OBSTRUCTION ONCE I UNCOVERED IT."

Dan Collins, who lost his contract with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources as a land research consultant, after reporting his concerns that a state-funded dredging project violated environmental laws.  Click here for more.

2015 Whistleblower of the Year Candidate -- Hanford Whistleblower Dr. Walter Tamosaitis

Posted  12/21/15
By Marlene Koury This "Whistleblower Spotlight" features Hanford whistleblower Dr. Walter Tamosaitis, one of our candidates for 2015 Whistleblower of the Year.  Dr. Tamosaitis blew the whistle on shaky clean up plans at Hanford nuclear site in Washington.  He was designing a way to immobilize millions of gallons of toxic and radioactive liquid waste when he discovered the Energy Department’s plans to treat the...

Whistleblower Spotlight -- Hanford Whistleblower Dr. Walter Tamosaitis

Posted  08/13/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Whistleblower Spotlight features Hanford whistleblower Dr. Walter Tamosaitis, who blew the whistle on shaky clean up plans at Hanford nuclear site in Washington.  Dr. Tamosaitis was designing a way to immobilize millions of gallons of toxic and radioactive liquid waste when he discovered the Energy Department’s plans to treat the waste were extremely unsafe.  He...

Will Idaho Be the End of Ag-Gag?

Posted  08/6/15
By Molly Knobler and Gordon Schnell Animal rights activists don’t get many legal wins, but this is a big one.  On Tuesday in a 28-page, carefully reasoned opinion that pulled no punches, Chief Judge for the District of Idaho Lynn Winmill found Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” law unconstitutional under both the Free Speech and Equal Protection clauses.  This was the law specifically aimed at criminalizing whistleblowers...