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Whistleblower Insider is written by the Constantine Cannon law firm team of experienced qui tam and whistleblower lawyers. It is updated regularly to provide the latest whistleblower and fraud news and developments.

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 13, 2013

Posted  09/13/13
Female politicians less corrupt – According to a study out of Rice University, female politicians in democratic countries are less likely than their male counterparts to participate in and tolerate corrupt practices.  Time FTC investigating new Facebook privacy policy – Following a storm of protest from users and privacy advocates, the FTC is investigating Facebook’s new requirement that users allow the...

JP Morgan Testing the Boundaries of FCPA Foreign Bribery Rules

Posted  09/12/13
By Gordon Schnell It is a practice that apparently has been going on for years by Wall Street's biggest banks.  Hire the children of high-up Chinese officials and use them to secure big deals in China's ever-expanding economy.  There is nothing inherently wrong with hiring well-connected people.  After all, relationships are what matter most in the business world.  The problem is that when it comes to doing...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 10, 2013

Posted  09/10/13
Government’s graphic anti-smoking campaign shows strong results – The CDC reports that the $54 million TIPS ad series funded by the Affordable Care Act caused 200,000 Americans to quit smoking and saved 300,000 years of life, one of the most cost-effective prevention efforts ever.  Washington Post NASCAR penalizes top racing team for cheating – The sanctioning body levied stiff penalties against Michael...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 6, 2013

Posted  09/6/13
Made in China USDA ends ban of processed chicken imports from China – These products, whether used in chicken noodle soup or chicken nuggets, can now be sold in the U.S. without any disclosure that they come out of China.  NPR Government report slams USDA’s new poultry inspection procedures – A report by the Government Accountability Office questions the validity of the USDA’s new inspection plan, finding it based...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 3, 2013

Posted  09/3/13
Head of NYC’s top high school mishandles cheating scandal – A new report finds that Stanley Teitel, principal of the elite Stuyvesant High School, failed to properly investigate and thwart a cheating operation involving 60 students using smart phones to obtain answers to standardized tests.  NYT Flawed factory inspections abroad – Despite the increased level of scrutiny following the Rana Plaza factory...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 30, 2013

Posted  08/30/13
NFL settles concussion lawsuit for $765 million – The action was brought by thousands of former players suffering health problems who accused the NFL of hiding the risks of football-related brain injury.  Reuters Fast-food workers strike for higher wages – The protesting workers participated in about 60 cities and called for the right to unionize without interference and for a doubling of their meager hourly...

Fifth Circuit Eliminates Key Whistleblower Retaliation Protections Under Dodd-Frank – A Pyrrhic Victory for Corporations

Posted  08/29/13
By Gordon Schnell In a legal ruling that many corporations are surely celebrating, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has significantly narrowed the scope of who qualifies as a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act.  It is only those individuals who actually provide information to the government (through the SEC or CFTC).  If a whistleblower only reports internally, to a supervisor or through the company's...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 27, 2013

Posted  08/27/13
US Olympic speed skater suspended for skate tampering – 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Simon Cho is suspended for two years by the International Skating Union after admitting he sabotaged the skates of his Canadian rival, Olivier Jean, during the 2011 World Team Championship.  ESPN NSA spied at UN – Citing to documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly reports that...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 23, 2013

Posted  08/23/13
NFL NFL pressures ESPN to quit film project on concussions – ESPN, which has the NFL’s lucrative Monday Night Football contract, was working on the documentary with PBS’ “Frontline” for more than a year.   NYT Antidoping agency blocks release of study showing prevalence of track and field doping – The World Anti-Doping Agency blocks the release of its own study finding drug-testing protocols are not...

How to Sell a Disease – The Low-Testosterone Marketing Blitz

Posted  08/22/13
By Gordon Schnell Decreased energy.  Depressed mood.  Diminished muscle mass.  Dampened sex drive.  These are the daily woes facing millions of middle-aged American men.  It is all caused by a deficiency of the mighty male hormone testosterone, a condition better known these days as Low-T.  The problem is that the principal promoter of this diagnosis is not from within the medical establishment.  It is the...
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