Posts Tagged 'whistleblower'

Amazon Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges COVID-19 Retaliation

amazon subject of another covid whistleblower lawsuit“It seemed like Amazon just wanted to pressure people to keep coming to work during the pandemic, even though they were terrified, and so they didn’t tell us whether we’d been exposed and didn’t even explain to my Spanish-speaking co-workers in a language they could understand that they shouldn’t come to work if they were sick.” This is the environment that Thornton, Colorado Amazon worker Linda Rodriguez says Amazon created ...

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First 3M Earplugs Lawsuit Leads to $6 Million Verdict

3M loses big in first combat arms earplug trial3M executives must have been thrilled when the whistleblower lawsuit that exposed their sale of defective earplugs to the United States military led to a paltry $9 million fine. For a company whose revenue exceeds $30 billion per year, the fine was essentially a refund of the contract price with no consequences for the deception.

The party, however, appears to be coming to an end as the first ...

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3M Earplug Trials Set to Start

largest MDL in US history underway as 3M combat arms earplug trials get underwayA paltry settlement with the United States government has set the stage for one of the largest mass torts in United States history as hundreds of thousands of customers of 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs – most of them military veterans – seek to hold the company responsible for knowingly selling a defective product to the US government.

It wasn’t until a whistleblower came forward ...

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New Civil Suits Filed Against 3M for Earplug Fraud

civil suits filed against 3m over faulty earplugsTwo United States Army veterans have filed civil suits against 3M for injuries they’ve sustained as a result of the corporation’s design and manufacturing of faulty earplugs and then knowingly selling them to the US government.

Earlier this year, 3M settled with the government after a whistleblower contacted officials and informed them that not only was it buying faulty earplugs to protect the hearing of its ...

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Exxon Denied Climate Change Despite Early Knowledge, E-Mail Says

whistleblower claims exxon hid climate change evidenceA newly publicized e-mail from a former Exxon scientist reveals that the world’s biggest oil company knew about climate change as early as 1981, yet continued to promote anti–climate change research until 2009. According to the Guardian, Exxon not only was informed of the risks of carbon emissions, but lent the science enough credence as to factor it into its decision on whether to drill the Natuna field, ...

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Congress to Look Into Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Reports

congress to look into prescription abuses at Veterans AffairsA Congressional field hearing is scheduled to take place on March 30 to look into whistleblower claims of prescription drug abuse at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, WI. The whistleblower report, which was at first hidden by the VA Inspector General, reveals a high rate of prescriptions for high-dose opiates like morphine. Several deaths are also under investigation at the medical center.

A clinical review found ...

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