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Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblowers

Countrywide whistleblower michael winstonThis month Rolling Stone Magazine published a heartbreaking account of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston’s journey as a whistleblower. This account highlights the importance for whistleblowers to Know Your Rights before you blow the whistle. The decision – to remain quiet or to speak out – is extraordinarily difficult. Workers who blow the whistle can face … Continue Reading

DOJ Reaches $1.375 Billion Settlement with S&P for Defrauding Investors in the Lead Up to the Financial Crisis

Standard-and-PoorsOn February 3, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice and 19 states and the District of Columbia entered into a $1.375 billion settlement agreement with the rating agency Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, along with its parent corporation McGraw Hill Financial Inc., to resolve allegations that S&P had engaged in … Continue Reading