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Whistleblower News from the Inside - December 10, 2013

Posted  December 10, 2013

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Feds approve long-awaited Volcker Rule – The newest Dodd-Frank provision will try to draw a line between everyday banking and Wall Street wheeling-dealing by, among other things, barring banks from trading for their own gain.  NYT

Sysco to buy US Foods rival for $3.5B – Assuming regulatory approval, the merger will create a food distribution giant with $65B in annual revenue and greater pricing power over its broad customer base ranging from restaurants and hotels to hospitals and schools.  WSJ

Lucrative payday for J&J whistleblowers – The 8 whistleblowers who brought the False Claims Act cases that led to the government’s $2.2B Risperdal settlement will each get more than $20M for their efforts.  Bloomberg

Comedy is often the best cure – Check out the top 5 comedy clips on the Affordable Care Act.  FierceHealthcare

The “Sorcerer’s Apprentice of implants” goes to jail for fraud – Jean-Claude Mas is sentenced to 4 years for his company’s sale of implants with silicone meant for industrial use, not humans.  LA Times

Study links TV watching to brain growth in kids – But it is not the kind of increased brain volume that makes kids smarter.  Washington Post