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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 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...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 20, 2013

Posted  08/20/13
Growing misuse of antibiotics – Recent studies show that doctors are not only prescribing too many antibiotics, they are also prescribing the wrong ones.  WSJ Obama urges regulators to speed up Wall Street reforms – With only 40% of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms in place, the President instructs key agencies to finish implementing the changes and resist big bank pressure to water down the rules.  Read More

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 16, 2013

Posted  08/16/13
Budweiser is king of beers for alcohol related ER visits – A Johns Hopkins University study finds that Budweiser is the beverage most commonly associated with alcohol related emergency room visits.  NBC News Large gender gap remains in CEO pay – Top female executives still make almost 20% less than their male counterparts because of an enduring and often unwitting bias against women.  Washington...

Concerns Continue Over Fracking Contamination

Posted  08/15/13
By Gordon Schnell The dispute over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, rages on with neither side giving much credence to the other.  Proponents of the practice insist it is a safe and cost-effective way to unlock vast new supplies of oil and natural gas -- billions and billions of gallons worth.  Opponents argue that the millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals pumped deep into the ground to break apart...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - August 13, 2013

Posted  08/13/13
Federal judge blasts NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy as unconstitutional racial profiling – Manhattan federal judge Shira Scheindlin found the practice improperly targets young black and Hispanic men and appointed a federal monitor to oversee major reforms.  NYT, Reuters Government sues to block US Airways/American Airlines merger – The DOJ and several states sued to block the $11B merger claiming it would lead...
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