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Abbott Labs whistleblower awarded $1 million in drug kickback settlement

A former employee of Abbott Laboratoratories will collect $1 million from a $9 million settlement in a kickback case against the nation’s second-largest nursing home pharmacy, PharMerica Corp.

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UK releases new whistleblower rules for banks and insurance companies

The Financial Conduct Authority released new rules Tuesday for the UK  banking and insurance sector to protect whistleblowers and encourage them to come forward.

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Frédéric St-Martin: Whistleblowing from within the intelligence community

Many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, require the disclosure of wrongdoing occurring within the intelligence community to be done internally.

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Frédéric St-Martin: How transparent can whistleblowing be?

In an earlier post for the FCPA Blog about protecting whistleblowers, I said ex ante protective measures for whistleblowers may act as guarantee that disclosures of wrongdoing will be taken seriously and that reprisals will not be tolerated within an organization.

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Frédéric St-Martin: How can we protect whistleblowers from retaliation?

There is ample evidence suggesting that retaliation against whistleblowers is common, even in countries with elaborate whistleblower protections.

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Frédéric St-Martin: A model to measure whistleblowing effectiveness

I said in the prior post that effectiveness is the most difficult variable to measure among all variables associated with whistleblowing. There is no agreed definition of what whistleblowing effectiveness is and no consensus on a model to measure it.

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Whistleblowing: How do we measure its effectiveness?

Despite its tremendous potential to influence law and public policy, whistleblowing effectiveness has been less studied than whistleblower motivations and the consequences whistleblowers must often endure for speaking up.

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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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