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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.

Attack of the Superbugs -- Time for the Government to Stand Up Against the Antibiotics Feeding Frenzy

Posted  11/26/13

By Gordon Schnell

The warnings keep coming.   The studies keep warning.  We are overdoing it on antibiotics.  They are over-prescribed by our doctors.  They are over-supplied to our farm animals.  And we seem to be heading in exactly the wrong direction. It was only two months ago that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government watchdog of our long-term health and safety, came out...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 25, 2013

Posted  11/25/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Match.com sued for RICO fraud – The class action suit charges the online dating service with using fake “profiles” to lure in customers in "one of the biggest conspiracies ever executed on the Internet."  Courthouse News Whistleblower claims RBS purposely put clients out of business – The charges by the whistleblower, a former legal advisor to the bank, follows an...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 22, 2013

Posted  11/22/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Caterpillar probed for ocean dumping to hide evidence – The heavy equipment maker is being investigated for possibly dumping train parts in scheme to bill railroad companies for parts not needing to be replaced.  WSJ SEC says FCPA is “fertile ground” for Dodd-Frank whistleblowers – So says Andrew Ceresney, Co-Director of SEC Enforcement, in his keynote address at...

A Sunny Report from the SEC Whistleblower Office

Posted  11/21/13
By Marlene Koury The 2013 numbers are in for the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program and they are encouraging.  The SEC released its 2013 Annual Report on the program earlier this week which revealed that tips – and rewards – have increased since 2012.   The young whistleblower program is gaining steam and if it stays on course, it will no doubt be hugely successful in the coming years, perhaps even rivaling...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 19, 2013

Posted  11/19/13
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team JP Morgan agrees to record $13B settlement – The  historic settlement ends the slew of investigations and lawsuits over the bank’s shady mortgage practices that precipitated the financial crisis. WSJ SEC scores high marks in its annual whistleblower reportMore whistleblower tips, more whistleblower awards, and all indications the SEC Whistleblower Office will only...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 15, 2013

Posted  11/15/13
Sexual misconduct in the Secret Service – Whistleblowers tell Senate Homeland Security committee of rampant misbehavior within the agency over the past few years.  Washington Post US investigates alleged currency trade cartel – Barclays, RBS, Citigroup and other major banks are suspected of working together to raise the cost of foreign currencies for the benefit of their own investments.  NYT Bribery at...

The NFL Bullying Scandal -- Another Wake-Up Call for Whistleblower Reform in Sports

Posted  11/14/13
By Gordon Schnell And yet another sports scandal.  This one so inconceivable you have to scratch your head and wonder.  Bullying in the NFL?  You would think this misbehavior would be limited to the playgrounds and schoolyards; to the outcasts, the misfits and the meek unable to stand up for themselves.  That a six-foot, five-inch, three-hundred pounder like Miami Dolphin offensive tackle Jonathan Martin would...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 12, 2013

Posted  11/12/13
One step closer to paying college athletes – The court in O’Bannon v. NCAA rules that current and former big-time college football and basketball players can proceed as a class to challenge the NCAA’s long-time restrictions on player compensation.  NYT Sad news this Veterans Day – One in ten veterans (or 1.3M veterans and their families) lack health insurance coverage.  Washington Post Government...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 8, 2013

Posted  11/8/13
FDA seeks to ban trans fats – The proposed rule would require food companies wanting to use the nasty artery-clogger to get FDA approval and meet rigorous and likely insurmountable safety standards.  Washington Post Swiss report claims Arafat may have been poisoned – Israel’s Foreign Ministry responds that report “is more soap opera than science.”  BBC EX-CEO of famed hospital sentenced to prison for...

Message to the UK – Whistleblower Incentives Work

Posted  11/7/13
By Gordon Schnell and Jason Enzler So it seems the United Kingdom is finally moving in the direction of serious whistleblower reform.  And it is looking to the U.S. experience for guidance.  In particular, it is considering whether the hefty financial incentives provided to whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (FCA) and Dodd-Frank Act are a good idea.  In a Call for Evidence put out by the U.K....
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