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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 - May 6, 2014

Posted  05/6/14

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

No company is too big to jail? -- That’s the message USAG Eric Holder has taken to the streets as the DOJ prepares to bring criminal charges against two of Europe’s largest banks, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.  Washington Post Baptist Health settles whistleblower suit for $2.5M -- The Florida based network of hospitals and medical providers was charged with violating the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - May 2, 2014

Posted  05/2/14

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Lunch room fraud in our capital’s public schools? – The former head of food services for Washington DC’s public schools has filed a whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act alleging fraud in the performance of the $30M annual contract between the city and Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality.  Washington Post

55 universities under investigation for handling of sexual...

And Yet Another Accolade for Snowden

Posted  05/1/14

By Marlene Koury

Edward Snowden's mantle must be getting crowded with the awards he has received for blowing the whistle on NSA surveillance. His latest is the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, which he received at a ceremony in Washington on Wednesday. Laura Poitras, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, was, along with Snowden, the co-recipient of this year's award. She was the first to establish encrypted...

Meritorious Whistleblower Retaliation Cases Dismissed on Technicalities

Posted  05/1/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Time for a change? At least some officials in the government think so. During a Senate hearing Tuesday, David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), said the agency dismisses more than 200 cases a year due to time limits -- some of which are as short as 30 days.  According to Mr. Michaels, the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 29, 2014

Posted  04/29/14

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Harsh words for Hillary on commitment to protecting whistleblowers – “At best, Clinton is ignorant about federal whistleblower laws,” or “she is willfully misleading her audience.”  Atlantic

SCOTUS to rule on whistleblower free speech rights --The Supreme Court will soon rule on whether the First Amendment protects public employees from retaliation if they testify about...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 25, 2014

Posted  04/25/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team VA is expanding its investigation of whistleblower complaint – The complaint alleges lengthy delays in waits for appointments that has led to as many as 40 veteran deaths.  WSJ Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel settle antitrust suit for $300M – The four tech giants were sued in a class action brought on behalf of 64,000 of their engineers for allegedly agreeing not to solicit...

DC Circuit Creates Split on Scope of First-to-File Rule Under False Claims Act

Posted  04/24/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Under the so-called first-to-file rule, “[w]hen a person brings an action under the False Claims Act, no person other than the Government may intervene or bring a related action based on the facts underlying the pending action.” 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5). The rule serves two primary purposes. It encourages whistleblowers with allegations of fraud to come forward as quickly as...

Losing Focus – The “Irrational Exuberance” Surrounding College Sports

Posted  04/24/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Most of us are well familiar with the multi-billion dollar business big-time college sports have become and their questionable impact on the so-called “student-athletes” who fuel them. See The Hypocrisy of Big-Time College Sports. Questions of amateurism, exploitation and academic failure and fraud associated with these major sports have been swirling about for years. And...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - April 22, 2014

Posted  04/22/14
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team UNC whistleblower resigns – The whistleblower whose research on athletes' literacy caused a firestorm of controversy at the University of North Carolina is leaving because of the “hostile work environment” that followed her reporting.  CNN Skeptical Justices hear Coca-Cola defend its Minute-Maid label against Pom – The rival juice maker claims false advertising in the...
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