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Deutsche Bank Whistle-Blower Raised Flags About Another Bank

Tammy McFadden spent most of her career far from Wall Street, in banks and back offices in Jacksonville, Florida. She was let go three times, including last year by Deutsche Bank AG. Now she’s poised to become a bank-compliance celebrity. …

FAA Chief Defends 737 MAX Safety Inspectors from Whistleblower

The acting top U.S. aviation regulator defended the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday from charges by an unnamed agency employee who told congressional investigators that aviation safety inspectors that worked on the certification of now-grounded Boeing 737 MAX may have …

Boeing Sued by Family of American in Ethiopian Air 737 Crash

Boeing Co., Ethiopian Airlines and aircraft-sensor maker Rosemount Aerospace Inc. were sued in the U.S. for alleged negligence in connection with a plane crash last month that killed 157 people and intensified concern about the safety of 737 Max passenger …

Lloyd’s of London Will Name and Shame Sexual Harassment Culprits

Lloyd’s of London will publicly name and shame anyone it bans from its insurance market for sexual harassment, according to Chief Executive Officer John Neal. “When we do see instances of bad behavior, and let’s hope they are infrequent, we …

Supreme Court Turns Down Trinity Guardrail Fraud Award Reinstatement Bid

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a whistleblower’s bid to revive a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc. in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to tell a federal agency about changes made to a guardrail …

Huge Tesla Job Cut Seen as Way to Control Work Safety Concerns

Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla Inc. is using as part of the biggest job cut in its history is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, according to employment-law experts. A proposed severance …

Penn State Payouts on Sandusky Sex Abuse Claims Now Top $100M

Penn State disclosed Friday it recently paid out an additional $16 million to people with claims they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, raising the total over several years to more than $100 million. It’s not …

Idaho Gas Station Owner Ordered to Pay Fired Worker $100,000 in Punitive Damages

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Minnesota Whistleblower Settles Suit for $990,000

A Minnesota man who alerted the U.S. Department of Defense to a Humvee manufacturing change that could potentially put soldiers at risk has won nearly $1 million after settling his whistleblower lawsuit. David McIntosh lost his job at M.K. Battery …

Judge Orders State Farm to Pay $3M Damages in Katrina Whistleblower Case

A federal judge has ordered State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. to pay legal fees and damages of $3 million in a whistleblower lawsuit after a jury found the insurer defrauded the government in a policyholder claim after Hurricane Katrina. …