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Whistleblower News From The Inside - March 17, 2015

Posted  March 17, 2015

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

UNC to pay Mary Willingham $335,000 to settle whistleblower retaliation suit — Willingham filed suit against the school with claims she was retaliated against for blowing the whistle on the school’s academic fraud associated with its top athletes.  ESPN

Sandoz to pay $12.6M over inflated drug pricing — The settlement resolves allegations the Novartis generics unit overcharged Medicare by reporting inaccurate average wholesale drug prices.  WSJ

Schneiderman issues ethics plan aimed at New York corruption — “Schneiderman articulated a deeply pessimistic view of Albany, calling it ‘the nation’s most consistent epicenter of public corruption,’ which has left New Yorkers ‘living in a golden age of graft.’”  NYT

UK Prime Minister urged to protect whistleblowers over Westminster paedophile ring claims — The government is coming under pressure to protect police whistleblowers after claims they were threatened with the Officials Secrets Act if they didn’t drop a child abuse inquiry involving government officials.  Guardian

Whistleblower’s charges upset Broward County school bond process — Broward school district is looking for a new management company to oversee the $800M bond to fix crumbling school buildings after a whistleblower revealed the winning vendor had improper contact with school employees.  SunSentinel

New York and Feds settle antitrust case with NYC tour bus operators — The settlement requires Coach USA Inc., CitySights, and their joint venture, Twin America, to pay $7.5M and relinquish approximately fifty hop-on, hop-off bus stops across Manhattan controlled by City Sights.  NY