Tag Archives: Whistle-blowers

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Lawyer Admonished for Helping Client Leak GE Docs to Media

Lawyer Admonished for Helping Client Leak GE Docs to Media

By Samson Habte, Bloomberg BNA  A prominent attorney to whistle-blowers was admonished by a Washington disciplinary panel for helping a fired General Electric in-house attorney leak damaging information about GE to law enforcement officials and journalists. The admonition — issued Aug. 30 by the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility and directed at against

Robert Hugin, chief executive officer of Celgene, speaks at an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.  Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Celgene Settles Whistle-Blower Fraud Suit for $280 Million 

By Jef Feeley and Doni Bloomfield, Bloomberg News Celgene Corp. agreed to pay $280 million to resolve a whistle-blower’s claims the drugmaker used illegal marketing tactics to turn its Thalomid and Revlimid cancer drugs into blockbuster sellers, the U.S. said. The settlement ends claims by a former company saleswoman that Celgene defrauded federal and state

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Litigation Funder Bankrolls Snapchat Whistle-Blower Suit

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA A federal whistle-blower lawsuit filed May 16 against Snap Inc. by a former employee is being financed by Pravati Capital in what may be the first case where the role of a litigation funding company is acknowledged publicly. “I think we’re the first publicly announced portfolio litigation funding deal,” John

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Chinese Bank Accused of Forcing Out New York Whistle-Blower

By Paul Panckhurst, Bloomberg News A former Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. compliance officer in New York alleges she was effectively forced out of the lender after telling the Federal Reserve of money-laundering risks from international trade-finance transactions. Natasha Taft, the bank’s former chief compliance officer in the city, is alleging in a lawsuit that she

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LuxLeaks Trial Shows Peril of Blowing Whistle on Tax Dodgers

By Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg News As aftershocks from the Panama Papers revelations rumble on from Reykjavik to Santiago, three men went on trial in Luxembourg on Tuesday in a case that may determine the role of whistle-blowers in global tax scandals. Two former PricewaterhouseCoopers staffers Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet risk as long as five years