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Is it advsable to “blow the whistle” on illegal tax exemption?

I've been working for a company for under a year and I have many responsibilities all related to technology. Recently, I was tasked with buying new tech equipment for employees. We had a major delay ...
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Is whistleblowing on a violation of union contracts illegal, even if t's done by a union non-member?

Suppose there were rumours at a company they would potentially shut down a unionised facility to shift production to a non-unionised facility. Union members are contacted by external parties but ...
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What statutes (if any) would make it illegal to publish exact steps to exploit a network vulnerability?

Let's hypothesize that John Doe, who lives in the United States, has discovered a large-scale vulnerability in the networks of a major industry, using legal means. The steps involved in exploiting it ...
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What are the legal ramifications of going public with corruption in academia?

Let us say that someone has been aware of scientific and professional misconduct in academia. They blew the whistle, and they were heavily retaliated against. A multi-million dollar grant was ...
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Can I be sued for defamation for a text message I sent?

Here's a funny situation I've just found myself in. Over the past year I've been trying to disclose to a U.S. based organization details of the foreign organization they are supporting that indicate ...
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Punitive Damage awards against a State in Federal Court

I'm prosecuting a federal Whistleblower action Pro Se against a Texas state agency charged with regulation of Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Operations in the state. This agency has been ...
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I would like to blow a whistle but don't want to face retaliation

(The following is slightly fictionalized, but more-or-less true) I recently ended a relationship with a hedge fund. The relationship ended unpleasantly, and lawyers were involved. I tried to ...