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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 - October 11, 2013

Posted  10/11/13
NY proposes new whistleblower law – It would provide bounties and protections for reporting to the NY Department of Financial Services possible violations of the state’s banking, insurance and financial services laws.  Forbes UK considers US-styled whistleblower program – With the introduction of its new FBI-like National Crime Agency, the British government says it will also consider implementing a...

The Cheater's High -- Perhaps They Prosper After All

Posted  10/10/13
By Gordon Schnell Cheaters never prosper.  At least that is what we are told at an early age by parents and teachers to keep us on the right side of the great moral divide.  The truth is, cheaters do pretty well.  And not just financially.  They thrive emotionally too, feeling quite pleased with themselves and their wayward wanderings. That is the unexpected finding from a new study just published in the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 8, 2013

Posted  10/8/13
Pharma firms fund FDA advisory panel on painkillers – Internal FDA emails show that major pharmaceutical companies paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to participate on a scientific panel set up to advise the FDA on painkiller safety and effectiveness.  Washington Post NSA’s new billion dollar spying center is not working – There have been 10 electrical meltdowns in the past 13 months preventing the...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 4, 2013

Posted  10/4/13
baseball A-Rod sues MLB – Taking the offensive in the ongoing doping scandal spawned by Biogenesis whistleblower Porter Fischer, Rodriguez claims the league has engaged in a “witch hunt” to force him out of baseball.  NYT Stockbrokers from expelled firms keep on selling – In a practice known as “cockroaching,” there is a pattern of brokers moving from one problem firm to another.  WSJ Government goes...

SEC Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is With $14M Whistleblower Award

Posted  10/3/13
By Gordon Schnell It has been more than two years since the SEC Whistleblower Office officially opened its doors.  Born out of the Dodd-Frank Act, it was created to help usher in a new day of more aggressive enforcement at an agency that up until recently many believed was very much asleep at the switch.  But with all of the fanfare surrounding the new office, and the flood of whistleblower tips that have poured...

WATD Boston Radio Interview With Gordon Schnell on Whistleblowing and Sports

Posted  10/3/13
There has been a never-ending pageantry of fallen sports heroes and broken sports programs -- Lance Armstrong; Penn State; Alex Rodriguez; Tyson Gay; Oklahoma State; Rutgers; the New Orleans Saints.  The list goes on and on.  You name it.  It seems these days there is not a professional sport or big-time college sports program that has not been at the center of or deeply impacted by one scandal or another...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - October 1, 2013

Posted  10/1/13
Hidden harms of government shutdown – In addition to its obvious impact on federal workers and the economy, the shutdown would also affect numerous government programs for veterans, the disabled, and the poor.  Washington Post SEC makes $14 million whistleblower award – This is the agency’s fourth award and by far its largest under the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  SEC Annual cost for...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 27, 2013

Posted  09/27/13
UN report warns of real threat from global warming – In the 2,000 page report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a collection of the world’s leading climate scientists warn of serious environmental consequences if governments do not take more aggressive action. Washington Post Auto parts makers plead guilty to price-fixing – Nine Japanese companies plead guilty and will pay $745 million in...

Death by Hospital Errors

Posted  09/26/13
By Gordon Schnell As if we did not have enough to worry about with healthcare these days.  Here is a new concern to add to the list -- getting seriously or fatally injured in the hospital from a medical mistake or accident.  Hard to believe with all our advances in science and medicine, but hospital errors now constitute the third leading cause of death in this country (behind heart disease and cancer).  And it...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - September 24, 2013

Posted  09/24/13
Health insurers accused of misleading policyholders – In an effort to keep their healthy customers as Obamacare rolls out, several major health carriers such as Humana and Aetna are allegedly tricking their customers into renewing their policies.  WSJ LinkedIn sued for hacking – Customers of the professional networking website are claiming the company hacked into their email accounts and downloaded their...
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