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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.

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....

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 5, 2013

Posted  11/5/13
Bullying in the NFL – Miami Dolphin guard Richie Incognito is suspended for allegedly sending teammate Jonathan Martin threatening and racist messages and targeting him with other abusive conduct.  Miami Herald Protections for antitrust whistleblowers? – The Senate just passed a bill with retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, though if enacted as it currently stands its effectiveness may be...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - November 1, 2013

Posted  11/1/13
Model photoshopping exposed – ABC video explores the skinny on the extent of model photoshopping and its dangerous social consequences.  ABC Senate Judiciary Committee approves antitrust whistleblower bill – It aims to prevent retaliation against those reporting price-fixing violations to the DOJ.  Reuters Snowden inspiring more NSA leakers – The Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower...

Too Much Junk Science

Posted  10/31/13
By Gordon Schnell We read about them all the time.  The latest major breakthrough in taming one disease or another.  If not an ultimate cure-all, then at least a novel treatment to ease the condition or its associated symptoms.  In some cases, these reported advances really do result in groundbreaking remedies that improve the lives of many.  But in just as many cases it seems, after the initial hype has...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 29, 2013

Posted  10/29/13
Too much screen time for kids – With the average child spending 8 hours a day in front of a TV, cell phone or computer, the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for parents to significantly reduce their kids’ screen time.  Chicago Tribune Infosys pays $34M for visa fraud – The payment is to settle DOJ charges stemming from a whistleblower who alleged that the Indian software company illegally brought Indian...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 25, 2013

Posted  10/25/13
Whistleblower enforcement provides 20-to-1 return – A report by Taxpayers Against Fraud finds the government recovers $20 for every $1 it spends prosecuting healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act whistleblower statute.  TAF   Top executive rushed security clearances – Employees at USIS, which performed checks on whistleblower Edward Snowden and alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis (and millions of...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 22, 2013

Posted  10/22/13
More bad news on antibiotics overuse – A new Johns Hopkins report finds that feeding antibiotics to livestock is posing major public health risks but the farm and pharmaceutical lobbies have blocked efforts to stop it.  Washington Post A-Rod pinning hopes on MLB whistleblower – Adding potential fuel to allegations of a MLB witch hunt against him, Rodriguez claims to have an MLB insider to support to his...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 18, 2013

Posted  10/18/13
Wall Street Journal prohibited from disclosing LIBOR culprits – A UK court grants a request from the UK Serious Fraud Office preventing the paper from identifying individuals the UK plans to implicate in the LIBOR rate-fixing scheme, a press restriction unheard of in the U.S.  WSJ Snowden denies disclosing secrets to Russia – The NSA whistleblower says he dumped all his classified documents before fleeing to...

Fat, Stressed and not Very Healthy -- How We Rank in the Human Capital Index

Posted  10/17/13
By Gordon Schnell Just when it seemed like America's global standing could not get any worse, here is a new finding that sinks us even lower.  We are a country of overweight, highly stressed and generally unhealthy people.  That is the ultimate pronouncement from the Human Capital Report just released by the World Economic Forum.  It ranks the 122 major countries of the world according to how healthy,...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 15, 2013

Posted  10/15/13
New vehicle for whistleblowers to report anonymously to press – Freedom of the Press Foundation introduces SecureDrop, an open-source system that permits whistleblowers to send reporters information and documents incognito.  Time More revelations on NSA snooping – The latest news on the NSA surveillance front is that the spy agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and...
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