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Blowing the Whistle on Corporate Fraud


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Whether you think whistleblowers are heroes or villains, brave or treacherous, you should care about how the legal system discourages or encourages information to come out. U.S. law about whistleblowers is a patchwork of statutes and rules, often focused on a single context. This commentary looks closely at one of these. It examines the protections and prizes ($$$) that whistleblowers get when they report corporate fraud.