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Entries in Whistleblower (99)

Wednesday
Jul232014

Feds to in-housers: Keep the rest of us in line

As we said a couple of days ago, the traditional ancient duty of lawyers was advocacy, not enforcement. Asking lawyers to be the hall monitors for corporate America and beyond isn't an advocacy role. In fact, it conflicts with advocacy and, as we said yesterday, puts in-housers at risk.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ's settlement of the case.

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Thursday
Jun052014

UK Supreme Court rules law partner can be 'protected whistleblower'

Whether a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) can be a protected whistleblower under the Employment Rights Act 1996 ERA was recently considered by the UK Supreme Court.

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Thursday
Jun052014

Federal judge expands meaning of 'whistleblower' beyond other ruling

A federal district court ruled in May that whistleblowers don't have to report to the SEC to receive protection against retaliation by their employers.

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Thursday
May292014

Whistleblower collects $1.7 million in Medtronic kickback settlement

Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc. will pay $9.9 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to doctors to implant its pacemakers and defibrillators, the DOJ said Wednesday. 

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Tuesday
May272014

In South Asia, graft and weak pols create downward spiral

A report just released by Transparency International says corruption is on the rise in South Asia and failing to tackle it will threaten the region's economic progress by deepening poverty and scaring off investors.

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Monday
Apr072014

First SEC whistleblower scores second payout 

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the whistleblower who received the first award under its Dodd-Frank program more than two years ago will collect $150,000 more, thanks to the agency recovering more funds in the case.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Holiday gift list from China Coal Energy goes public

Image courtesy of China Coal EnergyDiscipline authorities in north-central China’s Shanxi province have launched an investigation into a subsidiary of China Coal Energy Company Limited, following allegations it offered gifts and cash worth 1.63 million yuan ($263,098) to local government officials during the Mid-Autumn Festival last year.

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Friday
Mar142014

New global whistleblower hotline for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has launched a 24-hour "ethics hotline" for employees to report concerns about bribery. The company also promised to claw back any bonuses awarded to managers who are found to be involved in corruption.

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Monday
Mar102014

Help wanted: Former DOJ and SEC officials to lead amicus working group

A friend of the court (amicus) brief explaining the fundamentals of compliance programs should be prepared, possibly by a new working group led by former DOJ and SEC officials, facilitated by the Rand Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance. The door is open for the opportunity.

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