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Breaking: Federal appeals court protects KBR internal investigation documents from civil discovery

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that documents produced during an internal corporate investigation are protected by attorney client privilege and don't have to be disclosed to a whistleblower who alleged the company took kickbacks from subcontractors during the Iraq war.

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NCR: SEC declination three years after whistleblower complaint

NCR Corp. said last week it was "informed by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission that it does not intend to recommend an enforcement action."

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Dear media: Chuck Blazer is not a whistleblower

Yesterday FIFA’s ethics committee announced that Chuck Blazer, a cooperating witness in the DOJ’s massive FIFA-related corruption prosecution, has been banned from football for life. In announcing this development, many media outlets have described Blazer as a “FIFA whistleblower.”

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Rio Tinto v. Vale: UK High Court protects identity of whistleblowers

The issue of whether the identities of confidential sources for business intelligence reports should be protected from disclosure in civil litigation was the subject of a High Court decision in London yesterday arising from ongoing proceedings in New York.

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Ex-CFO collects $4.25 million in Miami nursing homes false claims settlement

Image courtesy of Hebrew HomesThe DOJ Tuesday announced the biggest settlement ever involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute by skilled nursing facilities in the United States.

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New Jersey cardiologists pay $3.6 for false claims settlement, whistleblower awarded $650,000

Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists P.C., a cardiology practice with several facilities in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart, agreed to pay more than $3.6 million to resolve allegations that its facilities falsely billed federal health care programs for tests that were not medically necessary.

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Survey: Enforcement drives compliance, and whistleblowers rise

AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they're taking to deal with the risks.

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PharMerica whistleblower collects $4.3 million 

A pharmacist from Waukesha, Wisconsin who was fired after she told federal authorities her employer might be dispensing dangerous drugs without a doctor's prescription was awarded $4.3 million Thursday as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Caldwell keeps it simple: ‘Take compliance as seriously as other business risks’

Image courtesy of C-SpanLeslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, spoke at the Compliance Week Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. After talking about some defenses that don't work, she described the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program, and she warned companies to obey all the laws they're subject to.

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SEC: We ♡ whistleblowers (and compliance officers)

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White (Image courtesy of C-Span)Here's some of what SEC chair Mary Jo White had to say last week in a speech at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Her talk was called "The SEC as the Whistleblower's Advocate."

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