A former Caterpillar executive says in a lawsuit he was punished for calling out the company about sketchy tax practices — demoted and threatened with termination if he didn’t take the allegedly lesser job. The man accuses the company of using accounting tricks to avoid paying $2 billion in federal income tax.
The West Texas nurse who went on trial this past Monday for reporting a doctor to the state board was found not guilty after just an hour of deliberation, reports the New York Times. The jurors who spoke to the Times after the case said it seemed pretty cut and dried to them. Now the nurse’s lawyers are focusing on their civil lawsuit against the county, the sherrif, the county attorney–who is described in the article as the surgeon’s personal attorney as well–and the hospital administrator who fired the nurse for going over his head. Hooray for whistleblowers!