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Entries in Whistleblower (178)

Friday
Aug192016

SEC fines Health Net Inc. for severance agreements that stifled whistleblowers

Health Net Inc. paid a $340,000 penalty Tuesday to the SEC for illegally using severance agreements that required outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

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Monday
Aug152016

David J. Marshall: SEC breaks new ground, bans employer-imposed waiver of right to whistleblower award

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent a strong message to employers nationwide last week when it issued a cease-and-desist order against a company that required departing employees, as a condition of receiving severance, to sign an agreement waiving their right to any award from the SEC Whistleblower Program for reporting securities law violations.

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Wednesday
Aug102016

SEC fines company for severance agreements that violated whistleblower protections 

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.

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Monday
Aug012016

Whistleblower collects $3.5 million from Johnson & Johnson unit

A former saleswoman for medical device maker Acclarent was awarded $3.5 million as her share of an $18 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging false marketing claims.

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Tuesday
Jul262016

Five ways to prepare for the new French anti-corruption law

France is the latest nation to join the anti-corruption fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

PwC: What every executive doing business in China needs to know

China has historically been considered a high risk location for multi-national companies. An analysis of publicly available information determined that in the past five years alone, there have been 29 actions by U.S. enforcement agencies alleging FCPA violations involving China.

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Monday
Jun132016

Huge whistleblower payout: SEC awards ‘company insider’ $17 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $17 million to a whistleblower Thursday, the second biggest payment since its whistleblower program began nearly five years ago.

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Thursday
Jun092016

Genentech whistleblower awarded $10 million in FCA settlement

Image courtesy of GenentechA former Genentech product manager who alleged his company exaggerated the effectiveness of the drug Tarceva to treat lung cancer will collect more than $10 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.

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Monday
May232016

SEC announces third whistleblower award this month, two individuals split $450,000

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $450,000 jointly to two individuals Friday for a tip that led the SEC to open a corporate accounting investigation and for their help once the investigation was underway.

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Wednesday
May182016

Jordan A. Thomas: SEC whistleblower collects over $5 million, third biggest award ever

The SEC announced Tuesday that it would award between $5 million and $6 million to a whistleblower whose detailed information led the SEC to uncover securities violations which would have been “nearly impossible to detect” without the company insider’s help.

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Monday
May162016

SEC awards whistleblower $3.5 million after first denying claim

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower more than $3.5 million Friday for producing evidence against his or her company during an ongoing investigation "that strengthened the SEC's case."

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Eric Carlson: Chinese Government Releases New Judicial Interpretation on Bribery and Corruption

Yesterday, China’s two main judicial agencies released a joint judicial interpretation on bribery, corruption, and misappropriation of official funds.

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